Welcome to Lightflows, a Laravel development agency specialising in building high-quality, reliable web applications using the Laravel framework.

If you’re looking for a Laravel development partner to help you bring your ideas to life, you’ve come to the right place. With offices in London and Surrey we are perfectly placed UK development team. An experienced Laravel web agency, our team of experienced Laravel app developers is ready to work with you to make your vision a reality.

With Laravel, we can build custom web applications tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Whether you need a simple landing page or a complex, feature-rich application, our team has the skills and expertise to make it happen.

But we don’t just stop at the development phase. Our team is here to support you throughout the entire lifecycle of your application, from concept to launch and beyond. We’ll work with you to ensure that your application is functional, reliable, and easy to use and maintain.

So if you’re ready to take your business to the next level with a custom web application, look no further than Lightflows.

What is Laravel?

Laravel is a web application framework used for developing modern web applications. It has ready-made building blocks for developing software, which means we can build your software application quickly, focusing on the specifics of your project instead of developing the tools beforehand. What’s more, It is open-source, which means there are no license costs – and it has a huge amount of support from web app developers from across the globe who contribute to its continuous growth by creating modules and capabilities that enhance the framework.

As technology and smartphone use continue to rise, Laravel has become the go-to for building modern, full-stack applications that promote a seamless user experience.

Laravel Development Services

At Lightflows, we offer several Laravel development services. Whether it’s web development, feature development, architectural advice, code reviews, or performance optimisation, our team is here to ensure your Laravel project is a success from conception to launch and beyond.

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Custom Web Application Development

We specialise in crafting tailor-made web applications that are designed to meet our clients’ unique business needs, all built on the robust Laravel framework.

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Laravel API Development

We excel at creating RESTful APIs with Laravel, enabling seamless communication between different software and systems, which is essential for modern web ecosystems.
Laravel E-commerce Solutions:

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Laravel Extension Development

We develop custom extensions and packages that enhance the functionality of existing Laravel applications, adding new features and capabilities to meet the evolving demands of businesses.

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Laravel Migration Services

We offer migration services for businesses looking to transition their existing web applications to the Laravel framework, leveraging its modern features and improved performance.

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Laravel Consulting

We guide our clients through the planning, strategy, and execution phases of their web application projects. Our consulting services ensure that clients make informed decisions that align with their business goals, leveraging Laravel’s capabilities to the fullest.

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E-Commerce platforms

We build comprehensive e-commerce platforms using Laravel, incorporating custom features such as advanced shopping carts, secure payment processing, and efficient product and inventory management systems.

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Maintenance and Support

We provide continuous maintenance and support for Laravel applications, ensuring they remain up-to-date, secure, and perform at their best with regular updates, optimizations, and technical assistance.

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What are the benefits of Laravel Application Development?

Laravel is scalable, flexible, and secure. It allows us to build sophisticated software solutions for our clients faster and more cost-effectively than before. With its build unit testing functionality, the software we deliver is more reliable and easier to maintain; this reduces the development cost over the applications lifecycle. For these reasons, it has become our primary system of choice due to its endless benefits, which sets it apart from its competitors. Just some of its features include:

MVC architecture. Laravel uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, which separates the application’s logic, data, and presentation layers. This makes it easier to maintain and scale applications over time.

Robust toolkit: Laravel has a wide range of tools and libraries that make it easy to build web applications. It supports routing, database management, object-relational mapping, and more.

Community support: Laravel has a large and active community of developers who contribute to its ongoing development and support. This means we have access to a wealth of resources.

Template engineering. Through Laravel’s built-in template engine Blade, you can create class-based components that can be reused anywhere in the application, saving time in the overall development process.

Security: Laravel has built-in security features that help to protect your application against common web vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection attacks and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks,  which protect sites from hackers and cybercriminals, giving business owners peace of mind knowing that their and their customer’s data will be safe and secure.

Third-party integration. As most sites need to integrate with a third-party application, like Stripe for payments or HubSpot for marketing, Laravel makes integration easy through its clean Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Laravel Business Benefits

Partner with us for accelerated software delivery and a stress-free experience when building your product.

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Cost savings

Laravel’s open-source nature means that there are no license costs, which can help to keep app development costs down.

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Laravel’s architecture is designed to make it easy to scale applications as business needs change, ensuring that the software can grow with your company.

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Speed of development

Laravel’s ready-made building blocks and powerful toolkit allow web app developers to build custom software solutions quickly, allowing businesses to get their products to market faster.

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Laravel’s built-in unit testing functionality ensures that software is reliable, reducing the need for costly maintenance and making it easier to identify and fix bugs.

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Laravel’s built-in security features protect against common web vulnerabilities, giving business owners peace of mind knowing that their and their customer’s data will be safe and secure.

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Third-party integration

Laravel integrates with third-party applications such as payment gateways, marketing tools, and more, giving businesses access to a wide range of functionality to enhance their software.

Laravel Development Services Frequently Asked Questions

There will always be many questions when choosing a partner and software solution. Here we’ve listed some of the most frequently asked questions at the agency about Laravel software development.

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web application framework designed for web application development. It is based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern and is intended to make the development process easier and more efficient by providing a set of tools and features for tasks such as routing, authentication, and caching.

Laravel offers several features that make it a popular choice for web application development, including:

Eloquent ORM: An object-relational mapper (ORM) allows developers to work with a database using PHP objects rather than raw SQL queries.

Blade templates: A powerful and flexible template engine allows developers to write PHP code within HTML templates.

MVC architecture: Laravel follows the MVC architectural pattern, which helps to separate the application’s business logic from the presentation layer.

Artisan command-line interface: Laravel includes an interface called Artisan that provides several useful commands for tasks such as migrating and seeding the database, generating code and more.

PHP is a general-purpose scripting language that is often used for web development. Laravel is a web application framework built with PHP that provides tools and features for tasks such as routing, authentication, and caching. While PHP is a standalone language, Laravel is built on top of PHP and extends its capabilities for web application development.

Laravel and Symfony are both web application frameworks built with PHP. Both frameworks offer tools and features for routing, authentication, and caching. However, there are a few key differences between the two frameworks:
Laravel is generally considered easier to learn and use, with a more streamlined and intuitive syntax.

Symfony is a more comprehensive and modular framework, which offers more flexibility and customization but may require more advanced knowledge to use effectively.

Laravel has a larger and more active community, with a wide range of resources and support available online.

The choice between Laravel and Symfony ultimately depends on your specific needs and goals. Lightflows use both technologies and would be happy to make a recommendation based on your requirements.

While Laravel is primarily a backend framework, it can be used for front-end development with tools such as Vue.js or React. Laravel’s Blade template engine allows you to incorporate dynamic content into your front-end templates easily. You can use Laravel’s routing and controller systems to build the backend logic for your application.

Absolutely, Laravel makes a great backend system for powering mobile applications. Whist, Laravel is primarily a web application framework, so it is not designed specifically for mobile app development. However, you can use Laravel to build the backend logic for a mobile app by creating a RESTful API with which the app can communicate. This can be a useful way to reuse code and save time developing web and mobile applications.

Yes, Laravel is a powerful and flexible web application framework suitable for many projects, including large-scale projects. It offers several features and tools that make it well-suited for building complex and scalable applications.

Yes, Laravel is well suited to designing and developing websites and software applications. We can share several Laravel-powered content management system projects with you. Just drop us a line.

Absolutely not; as a leading Laravel development company in the United Kingdom, we perform all of our development work here at our HQ; our core team of Laravel developers are right here in our offices at Guildford, Surrey. Being just 30 minutes from London and close to Heathrow and Gatwick, we’re perfectly placed to work with local, national and international businesses.

Choose us as your Laravel Development Partner.

So, if you’re looking to partner with a leading Laravel development agency, we’re here to help. We’re always keen to collaborate with new businesses; we’d love to hear about your project. Let’s make something incredible.

Contact us by filling in our contact form, calling us on 01483 688480 or at [email protected], and we can make it happen.

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