Custom Software: onshore design with offshore engineering.
How We Work
Specifications & Budgeting
Custom software development is an opportunity to dream big and shift paradigms. But dreaming can get out of hand quickly. Creep will be your enemy. We therefore recommend the following:
Develop a Use Case
A use case defines who and how a product or service will be used. It will help you brainstorm and vet specific features.
Take the time to list every feature then prioritize the essential features (aka “MVP” features) from the “nice to haves.”
Create a Budget
Know your numbers. Half-built software doesn’t work for anyone. Take the time to create a realistic budget that gets you to the finish line.
User Interface Design
When designing a software experience, think like a museum: create environments that are easy to explore but don’t upstage their features.
Create Elegant Conventions
Great software design starts with “nomenclature” naming conventions that are logical, scalable, simple and intuitively meaningful.
Design Intuitive User Interfaces
Great UIs deliver something useful, perhaps groundbreaking, in a simple and intuitive way. The acid test: “Don’t make me think.”
Test to Simplify
Review UIs on a continuing basis to reduce clutter. The more you simplify, the more your functionality will shine through. Less is more.
The world has caught up. And offshore competitors are certainly cheaper than domestic. But trust is always an issue. We overcome trust shortfalls through a 10-year working relationship with our offshore partner Astha IT of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Contract Direct to Save
To enjoy the best pricing, look to contract directly with offshore engineering firms. We make that possible.
Include Long-Term Support
Software never stops evolving, thus requires support and maintenance. Include support in your long-term budget.
Use a Trusted Project Manager
Make sure you have a project manager who knows how to manage offshore firms.