Software Development

Regional IT Agency | Ballarat Based | World Driven

Software development is a large component of our lives, from the TVs we watch to the street lights that illuminate our cities. Without it, we’d be in a very different world and yet sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what software development is. We like to think of software as the engine of a car, it requires many elements for it to function, such as planning and design to ensure usability and testing to make it safe for the end user.

Talented Regional Developers

We are proudly local and love that we are creating regional employment opportunities. Our team currently operates out of Ballarat, Victoria.

Flexibility In Code

Our team have proficiency across a range of coding languages from basic HTML & Javascript, to Bash, Java, MySQL and more.

user experience and design focused

We understand user needs and create engagement experiences while prioritising Commonwealth Digital Service Standard web standards, usability and accessibility.

Sustainable Development

Technology moves quickly we build exceptional digital products that give consideration for functionality, security, infrastructure and long-term performance.

There are many types of software and they all perform different sets of functions from your web browser, accounting programs, Microsoft Office to sending an email. Behind each piece of software is code and this code, when processed through a computer or device, performs a function. Like taking money from an ATM, you input your card, pin and amount then you receive your money. Behind these everyday processes are teams like ours, working to safely ensure the software is running efficiently and developed to remain current.

We see software not just on a large scale for our multicorporate clients, every day we can see the impact software can make on small business. Take for example an internal inventory and purchasing software program that not only allows complete transparency of a business’s spending but ensures their workload is optimised for their clients, future work and company growth. Saving the client money, time and speeds up their staff workflow.

Our project managers take your idea or problem and work closely with our developers and creative director to create the perfect solution. We utilise our management software that allows you to keep track of the entire project, right down to the tasks that we are working on. This creates a transparent relationship with each of our clients and ensures we are continuously meeting expectations.

Starting right here in Ballarat, we know that using software in a small business can open a world of opportunities, or set you far behind the competition. Investing in thoughtful and creative solutions is easy when we’re there with you every step of the way. We work with our clients to discuss, research and pinpoint the main areas of their business where we can maximise their return and increase productivity. Take, for example, applications that make custom ordering simple, user-friendly and improve conversions, or even a custom project management tool for a specialised industry.

Our team makes approaching these projects simple, by taking the time to get a clear overview of your business. We want to understand how your business functions and how we can best implement solutions. We provide a customised project plan that clearly outlays the milestones and desired outcomes for your business. Taking into consideration the budget, timeline and areas of priority to ensure our development is aligned with your best interests.

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We design automated software to reduce error-prone, labour and time intensive tasks and convert these into reliable processes. We begin by analysing the particular area of priority and using data metrics to produce the most appropriate long-term solution. We believe that automation does not mean taking roles or jobs away from industries. We see it as the alleviation of pain points for a business that can allow areas such as research, design and continuous development to expand.

An excellent example of areas of automation is reporting. What used to be a time crunch of inputting data can be simplified into a simple application with our team. Allowing time to be better spent on productivity and eliminating human-error of complex information. Our team looks for areas of automation in our everyday lives and how can time-consuming tasks be simplified.

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Distributed software is lightweight and reliable applications that are designed to be used in a large number of locations. Take, for example, a fridge running recipes for quick use in the kitchen, the software would need to be fast, reliable and secure.

Or a phone app that is needed for secure parking across multiple locations. Our team works with your specifications to design, test and implement an efficient and user-friendly application.

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This type of software is most commonly used for prototype demonstrations and is only required for a very specific task. An example of this is computer screens in movies. The software is developed to function the same way a computer would but is specialised to appear or react in a certain way. This allows the software to demonstrate the functions of a program.

Another area of this type of development is testing user experience within the marketplace. Looking at how a user engages with the software or what they are drawn to can provide invaluable feedback for further long-term software development.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What coding languages do we support?

Our developers are proficient in the following languages:

  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • Java
  • C#
  • C++
  • MySQL
  • Bash
  • React Native
  • React
  • HTML
  • CSS

What steps are involved in the development?

We favour running our projects with an agile methodology. We believe in the industry practice of reiterating in sprints of development. This allows our managers, designers and developers to prioritises the deliverables throughout the project and meets user-needs. 

As a general overview we break down our work into the following stages:

  1. Evaluation 
  2. Analysis 
  3. Design
  4. Implementation
  5. Testing
  6. Maintenance

How is my program supported long term?

We offer support and maintenance packages are part of all our projects. Some clients prefer to work on a at need basis and we can happily accommodate this option. 

Do I get access to the source code?

Yes, we can provide the source code for each project. At the discretion of the client there may may be some restrictions around copyright, distribution and licensing. 

Am I locked in to any contracts?

No, we understand it's not suitable for everyone to be locked into a contract. We provide flexibility in our support and development which means you can be free to move onto another business but are always welcome to come back to us. We often provide support contracts on request and at the discretion of our clients. 

Whats the average cost?

Development can be varied and each project usually requires a particular skill set from our team. For example one project could require a significant amount of user experience design, user research and testing which will increase the investment. To give you a baseline we recommend at least a budget of $5,000 for development and engagement.