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How much money will custom software development cost?
The cost of customized development depends on the complexity, features and scope of the project. Therefore, it is not possible to determine even an estimated amount without knowing the specific project. However, we fully understand that this is a very important aspect in your decision-making process, which is why we have decided to prepare an analysis of your idea and a proposal for a possible solution completely free of charge. No obligation. Just contact us here.
How long will the development take?
The development time of custom software depends on many things. First of all, it reflects the complexity of the project, but also the current availability of qualified experts. However, we always try to fully respect the requirements of our customers.
Is any follow-up maintenance of the developed software necessary?
Yes, software maintenance is key to keeping your software functional and secure. Once customized software development is complete, regular maintenance will be required, which includes things like fixing unforeseen bugs, security updates, responding to current opportunities and threats, and improving functionality.
What is the difference between an application, software and a program?
Software is a general term that includes all the programs and data that are needed to run a computer. A program is specific software that performs a particular task or provides a particular function. An application is a type of program that is designed to be interactive and provide the user with some functionality. Thus, the difference between an application and software is that an application requires user interaction, whereas software can operate independently without user input.
What is the process of custom software development?
Custom software development usually has several essential steps. First, a customer requirements analysis is performed, where the needs and goals of the project are discussed. This is followed by the design of the solution, where the system architecture, the technologies used and all the necessary functions and modules are proposed. Once the design is approved, the actual development proceeds, where the individual modules are programmed and integrated into the overall system. Once the development is complete, the software is tested and verified for correct functionality. If everything is in order, the software solution is delivered to the customer and put into operation. Once deployed, regular maintenance and updates are then usually performed to ensure the software is working smoothly and is safe. You can see a practical summary here.
Which technologies do you use when developing custom software?
We use a wide range of technologies to develop customized software depending on the project requirements. For the back-end development we usually use languages like C# (.NET Core, ASP.NET), PHP or Python and for the database part we use for example MongoDB or SQL Server. For front-end development, we use JavaScript frameworks like Vue.js or React and CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or Vuetify. However, we can also provide capacity for development in other technologies. But if the above mentioned concepts don't mean anything to you, don't worry, we'll be happy to design a complete solution for you. You can find more about the technologies here.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of custom software development?
The main advantage of custom software development is to ensure that the software contains exactly what is needed and is therefore much more efficient and user-friendly than standard applications. It is also guaranteed that the software will be fully compatible with the other systems you use. Another advantage is the guarantee of security and protection of your data. The disadvantages of custom software development include high cost and longer development time compared to standard solutions. In addition, if your needs are not well defined or change during development, this can lead to additional costs and time delays. However, we try to eliminate this as much as possible through quality analysis and prototyping.
What does native development / native apps mean?
Native development refers to the development of software or an app for a specific platform or operating system, such as Windows, iOS or Android. Apps written in native code are optimized for that operating system, which provides better performance and interaction with the hardware. These apps are developed in a platform-specific language, such as Swift for iOS, Java for Android, or C# for Windows. Compared to hybrid or web apps, native apps typically have better performance, reliability, and user experience, but the cost of developing them can be higher.
What is custom software / template solution / no-code application?
In general, customized software provides the greatest flexibility and can meet specific user requirements, but can be more time and money consuming to develop. Template-based solutions and no-code platforms may be a cheaper and faster alternative, but may be limited in their ability to be tailored to specific user requirements. No-code platforms allow applications to be created without having to write code, simplifying the development process and allowing for rapid prototyping or simpler applications. Template-based solutions are off-the-shelf software solutions that are developed for a larger group of users (customers) and have predefined functions and features. They can be a low-cost solution but may not always meet the specific needs of individual users or companies.
What about data and information security when using developed software?
Data and information security is a very important aspect of custom software development. It is necessary to take security risks into account and ensure that the software is protected against various threats such as hacking, malware, phishing, etc. Software security can be ensured, for example, by implementing data encryption, restricting access to sensitive information to only certain users, and securing the servers and networks on which the software runs. Regular updating and maintenance is also an important element. Our experts will be happy to design a solution that fully complies with legal requirements and other security features.
What is analysis and prototype in custom software development?
In custom software development, analysis is the first phase and precedes the actual development. In practice, this works by having our experienced analysts meet with the client and gather all the necessary information about the software requirements. They then create a design, specifications and models that describe the different parts of the system. This is called requirements analysis. A prototype is a simplified version of the software that is used to validate the features and user interface. The prototype is created based on the analysis and is used to get feedback from the client. Using the prototype, the client can test and evaluate whether the software solution meets their requirements and expectations. Many companies on the Czech market skip the "prototyping" process and the "development" is thus notionally cheaper in terms of price. However, in our experience this is not an ideal procedure. Any unplanned intervention in the development itself is often much more expensive than in the case of a prototype.
What are the costs associated with running a customized application or software?
The costs associated with running a custom application or software vary depending on several factors. Larger and more complex applications typically require more server capacity and more resources for management and maintenance, which increases costs. Another factor is the number of users of the application. A larger number of users means higher server performance requirements, which also increases costs.
Who has the copyright / license in custom software development?
When developing customized software, the customer who ordered the software and paid for its development has the copyright and license to the software. Thus, the complete rights to the software are transferred to the customer, who becomes the owner of the code.
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