Modern software development close to the device
HIGH-TECH SOFTWARE FOR SPECIAL CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS
Technologically flexible, powerful and close to the hardware – together, we develop your special requirements software solution.
Whether medical technology device software, applications for automated quality assurance in industrial production, future-oriented digitalization for vehicles infotainment systems or mobile apps. We create technology-oriented solutions such as device or application software for various industries and fields of application.
Gone are the days of making unnecessary compromises with standard software and off-the-shelf applications. Avoid workarounds by implementing unique software that is tailored to your needs. Our software development is based on established framework technologies such as Qt and .NET and the programming languages C# and C++. With this technological diversity we offer you simple solutions and high-tech software for your company’s complex challenges.
Device and application software for the future of your business
Device software – customized to function and hardware
The software interacts with a device or is implemented in the device itself. During development, the device software is precisely tailored to the desired functions and the hardware used. It visualizes data and states, enables user input, and can take control.
For software development, we use C# and C++, which provide the flexibility to create a direct interface between software and hardware. Think the software for your device is more complex than a satellite? No problem – we can take you to the stars with custom software development!
Application Software – Standalone Software with Speed and Creativity
Application software as standalone software includes user programs such as image or video editing, games, image and design editors, word processing, spreadsheets or databases. It can be deployed as a mobile or desktop application and does not rely on external instances such as cloud platforms or additional devices.
The application software can be developed platform-independently for different operating systems. It is used, for example, when data must be stored locally for data security or regulatory reasons, or when the volume of data makes it impractical to outsource to the cloud. Need sub millisecond latency? We build software that is faster than your camera’s flash!
Our technologies for unique software development
Qt – A cross-platform framework with many advantages
Qt provides a rich set of tools for designing, developing, testing, deploying, and managing cross-platform software. Thanks to a large community, there is extensive documentation and many sample solutions to facilitate development. Qt itself is developed as a technology in C++, which provides significant advantages for hardware-related programming and software for devices.
The cross-platform framework is very versatile and ideal for developing software for different target systems. The technology offers great flexibility while maintaining high performance and reliability. The open-source program enables custom development of powerful desktop and mobile applications as well as embedded systems.
NET – Developer Platform for Building Your Applications
NET is a foundational technology and developer platform consisting of tools, programming languages, and libraries for creating custom application programs. There is a huge ecosystem of vendors, developers, and tools around the technology that is constantly adding new variety and functionality.
The framework can be used to develop software for different systems such as Windows, Mac or Linux and with different programming languages. The .NET technology is primarily implemented using C#. The object-oriented programming language C# has automatic memory management, which provides advantages for software implemented with it. Mobile applications can be implemented in the .NET universe using the .NET MAUI application.
Our software development process steps
Design – turning ideas into a visual and technical concept.
At the beginning of the development process, important conceptual and design questions about the planned software are answered. These questions relate to the visual design – i.e., the planned user interface – as well as to the software design and system architecture. Together, we determine which technologies are best suited for the task. In doing so, we consider the planned functions and services that the software will cover in the future.
In this first phase, the software is tailored to the users need. As we move into the development phase, we are happy to provide user interface (UI) click dummies and wireframes to give a first impression and to consider change requests before full implementation.
Development – from design to the first function of the software
In the development phase, we rely on established frameworks such as Qt and .NET to reduce development efforts as much as possible. Both technologies are suitable for creating a modern user interface. The software is developed using an incremental approach in multi-functional teams to ensure effective implementation with the results of the design phase.
As soon as development begins, continuous testing of existing code, constant integration, and preparation for deployment begin. The goal is to create specialized software with exact adaptation of functionality to users.
Testing – full quality assurance at all stages
Test automation takes place after the project start as soon as it is reasonable and possible. With the help of continuous integration, the project is repeatedly tested for errors after every change to the code. In addition, manual tests are performed at selected points and recorded in the test matrix.
For testing and test automation we use well-known tools like Squish or Ranorex. In total, the software passes through four test levels, which are recorded in the well-known Cohen test pyramid and are implemented in this phase. Quality assurance through various testing procedures is a component of all phases of our project implementation.
Deploy – Distribution and Installation for Smooth Software Operation
Deployment is the final step to the finished software release. During this process, a package is created and assembled that contains all relevant files for installation and subsequent use. This includes, for example, an installer used to install the application software on a device.
To ensure smooth deployment, the functionality of the packages and the files they contain are extensively tested before shipping. For application software, an alpha or beta version can also be made available, user feedback can be obtained, and an update mechanism can be integrated. In order to make the software available in the various app stores, it must successfully pass the review processes of the providers.
Benefits of specialized application and device software
Important advantages of application and device software are performance and stability. Specialized software is used when the application needs to be sufficiently powerful. This is important when processing large amounts of data. The data used is stored locally and does not require additional servers or a cloud connection. It can run on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device without additional hosting costs.
Crucially, the software is tailored to the needs of the user and the hardware used. This customization allows the software’s functionality and operation to be precisely matched. Developing software close to the device means not only considering the technological conditions, but also the legal requirements in regulated business areas. This includes, for example, the development of specialized high-tech software for medical devices or in the aerospace industry.
Whether you need custom development or individual maintenance, we can provide the right software to meet your needs.
Cross-Platform Software Development
In software development, we rely on modern cross-platform development to reach a larger circle of users and reduce development costs at the same time. Cross-platform development is the cross-platform creation of an application for different operating systems. Cross-platform frameworks such as Qt or .NET with MAUI can be used to create applications for different devices and operating systems.
Mobile and Desktop Software Development
Application software and device software development includes mobile apps and desktop applications. A mobile app can provide functionality and control from anywhere.
For example, barcode scanners can be connected to a mobile app to replace paper and pen in the manufacturing process, capturing information digitally. The mobile app does not necessarily require an Internet connection and can communicate via other interfaces such as Bluetooth. Using cross-platform frameworks such as Qt or .NET MAUI, we can develop mobile apps for IOS and Android simultaneously.
A desktop app is designed to run on one operating system, such as Mac, Linux and Windows, or one device. By using larger or multiple displays, lots of information can be displayed more clearly. A desktop application can also be useful when a great deal of user input is required. It makes sense when much computing power is needed and data cannot be outsourced, or when software development is intended for wired devices.
We will be happy to work with our development experts to determine which type of software development best suits your needs.