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Desktop Application Development

Boost your efficiency with our highly customized application development solutions. Since we are a small business, establishing efficacious professional relationships with our clients is one of our top priorities. We achieve this by devoting more time to each project and providing a more personalized service for you and your company. Of course, we aren’t only focused on a single Operating System, instead we ensure cross platform compatibility for all major Operating Systems and mobile devices. We engage in designing and building Desktop applications that involve Visual Basic development, C# development, VB.NET development, ASP.NET development, Adobe AIR, JAVA Development- Swing and other technologies.

Strategically-effective and risk-repellant, our applications facilitate enhancements, changes and are also foolproof against data thefts or technical mishaps. Our development approach is based on an agile methodology which enables us to produce quality software that’s reliable and easy to use. We know that things change and evolve over time which makes coding that’s easy to maintain and rework the key to keeping any possibility for future changes open while also making the process as simple as possible.

Desktop Software Development Evolution

Before the internet evolved into the predominant development platform of today, the majority of software projects were geared towards offline desktop usage. This led to a continuous improvement of software development methodologies and programming languages in the 1980′s and 1990′s.

Currently, desktop software development is aimed at the following platforms: Windows, OS X and Linux, more or less in this order. Truth be told, none of the aforementioned platforms is perfect. Each has its flaws but Windows is currently the so called “Industry Standard”. Most companies and endpoint users worldwide fitted their servers and personal computers with the Microsoft-developed Operating System. Thus, it’s no surprise that the majority of software developers are also focusing their efforts on Windows. This platform is not really expensive but has many security loopholes that are potential targets to hackers.

Linux is open source software meaning that it’s free but on the flip side it is nowhere near as user friendly as Windows or Mac OS X. Unfortunately, this has led to its extinction from users’ desktop computers. However, Linux is still relatively big on the server scene especially due to its advantages of being free and highly flexible when it comes to configuration and individualization.

Macs on the other hand are quite easy to use due to the user-friendliness of their Operating System and are also spared by hackers most of the time since OS X is not as widespread as Windows. However, reduced popularity is also the main disadvantage of using a Mac as Apple’s market share is relatively small making available software and software development services more expensive and limited. This is because many application development companies turn to the Microsoft Platform for increased profits and stay clear of OS X.

When deciding which Operating System to use, the final choice of a company is governed by several factors such as cost effectiveness, usability and cyber security. Among these, perhaps the most important one is usability which pretty much makes Windows the platform of choice nowadays.

Our Desktop Application development services

  • Customised Desktop Application Development
  • Client Server Application Development
  • Business Automation Tools
  • Data Processing
  • Smart Card Solutions
  • Plug-ins
  • Utilities
  • Desktop to web applications reengineering and migration

Cross Platform Desktop Software Development - what does this mean?

The “Cross Platform” term refers to computing methodologies, technologies and applications that can be deployed and used across several computer platforms. That’s why this term is often replaced with the “Multi Platform” one.

Any application can be called a cross-platform one if it can be run on at least two Operating Systems, for example Microsoft Windows and Linux. However, the term “platform” doesn’t refer only to a certain OS. It can also be used to describe a computer architecture like the x86 Windows one or the 64-bit Mac OS X.

When it comes to Cross Platform programming, there are several ways of approaching it and choosing the right one is paramount for efficient software development. The first and straightforward method is to write different sets of code for each platform which will result in different versions of the application for each architecture or operating system. While this is a fairly simple approach, it does have its drawbacks. Wasted time, higher development costs, bugs and errors, these are all issues that come with this method and are unacceptable, especially when it comes to larger corporate entities.

Another method of developing cross platform applications is by using “abstraction” software that “hides” the differences between architectures. Applications developed to be compatible with this kind of software will run on any platform, regardless of OS or architecture. This method of cross-platform development is of course much more advantageous to both the client and the developer.

Your Company's leverage over your competition is highly dependent on the business process applications that you use. Our customized application development services address the unique needs of companies which seek to bridge the gaps in their existing packaged information systems or that try to gain a competitive edge by using applications centered on their business’ workflows. Such assets are almost non-existent when it comes to off-the-shelf products on the market.

We are strong supporters of “write once and run anywhere” software development as it’s more economical, easier to implement cross-platform and generally leads to fewer headaches. Also, rather than expecting a complete, final set of technical specifications that we could simply write the code for, we participate actively in defining requirements, proposing solution architectures and designing prototypes. During each of these steps we maintain a permanent feedback loop with the client, so that nothing is left unchecked.

Over the last years we have developed a strict methodology for identifying requirements, managing specifications, steering development cycles and testing end products with a powerful set of web-based tools for Project Management and Error Resolution, fully transparent to our clients. These tools grant our customers full access to Project Advancement reports, Delivery Statuses, Team Performance metrics, Individual Performance metrics as well as Error reporting, tracking and resolution.

The features and functionalities of our desktop applications include:

  • Seamlessly downloadable applications which can be easily installed and will work like traditional desktop applications
  • Multiple operating system compatibility
  • Easy integration on client’s independent platform
  • Easy to use user interfaces, individually adapted to your needs
  • Cost effectiveness

Workflow is a term that has been carelessly thrown around lately by software developers, especially with the word “efficient” preceding it. The problem is that more often than not, people using this term don’t have the knowledge necessary to put together, improve or even define an efficient one. Sometimes, all you need to do is to incorporate a single new component in your business process or a special object. For circumstances like this, we are prepared to offer you high end objects \ components (COM, DCOM, OCX, ActiveX etc.) that you can integrate into your own applications. If you would like to know more about us, or if you want to discuss a new project, feel free to contact us anytime!

Don’t hesitate to request a quote from us even if what you’ve got in mind seems like an overly complex software development project. We love challenges and you’ll love the outcome!