Custom Applications to Meet Your Needs
Software development techniques and platforms have evolved to the point where creating a custom application does not need to be a large cost-prohibitive effort. Often times it may make sense to create a custom desktop application or “linkage” between each software if in the end it will either increase quality of the output product or save time and therefore money or both.
ddms’s application developers can create a custom internet or desktop-based application to meet your needs at an affordable rate.
Although ddms has traditionally focused on developing applications for the environmental industry, it also has experience and interest in improving upon and creating new applications that people use in all disciplines. When possible, ddms believes in using Open Source technologies to keep deployment costs down. ddms’s application developers specialize in Microsoft’s Visual Studio® programming environment and use it to program applications using proprietary languages on a daily basis.
Desktop Application Development
With the use of modern application programming interfaces (APIs), desktop software development does not have to be a cost prohibitive endeavor. ddms can create solid desktop applications to meet your specific needs. Off-the-shelf software will usually enable users to perform the majority of their tasks. However; when tasks and needs become a substantial investment in terms of time and resources, then a custom application should be considered. ddms staffs programmers fluent in Visual Basic®, Visual Basic.Net®, C++ and Java®. ddms has developed applications including:
- Time and Expense Tracking
- Environmental Analysis
- Financial Analysis
- Custom GIS Builds
- Tablet PC Field Applications
- PDA Applications
Internet Application Development
ddms is fluent in developing database driven internet applications using the latest in internet protocols and programming techniques.
There are large technical and financial benefits to using an application created as an internet application as opposed to a desktop application. One of the primary benefits is that you can access the application from any computer in the world with an internet connection. This precludes you from being hostage to using your application on only one computer. Another benefit is that you know that you are always using the latest and greatest version. When updates and upgrades are made to the application, there are no time consuming downloading and installing of software patches. With an internet application, the application is simply updated the next time you access it.
Secure Hosting Facility
ddms has an off-site hosting facility to host your (and our) applications. By utilizing an off-site hosting facility we are able to guarantee our clients that their ddms application will always be available. Our hosting facility maintains multiple high-speed internet and power redundancies. The facility also holds SysTrust and SAS-70 Certifications; both industry-recognized review formats