Customized Software Development

If done properly, there are many different considerations that go into building a custom application. Consider the central challenge that the development team faces; they need to understand the vision of what you hope to achieve so clearly that they’re able to faithfully reproduce it in a format that isn’t easily grasped by the five senses. Just like when you’re building a home, a blueprint is required, as is a team of specialized and skilled workers to make everything come together. It’s a process known as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - a process that applies to the development of virtually all software, from Java, to .NET to PHP.

What makes software development even more difficult is that you may not know the first thing about what constitutes “good” software architecture and code. With a house, you can at least envision the end result, thanks first to the architect’s drawings, and later to the physical progress you witness as its being constructed. But this doesn’t always translate into the world of custom application development.

Why do we bother mentioning all of this? Because we feel it’s our responsibility – too many people have come to us without a real understanding of complexities software development. And because they lack this perspective, their criteria (price, price, and price) for selecting a development partner aren’t what they should be. Of course cost will always be a consideration, and rightfully so, but it shouldn’t be the primary one. The unfortunate truth is that there are a number of ways that development companies can manipulate pricing to win a contract. For this reason, Neuron Global believes that clients should focus their attention on the following when selecting a software development company:

  • A commitment to quality
  • A predisposition towards transparency
  • Processes that help to ensure reliability
  • Project management methodology that emphasizes efficiency

The good news is that there are a number of ways to judge development companies (other than your gut) on these criteria. We encourage you to check out our blog for more in-depth information about how to go about selecting a development company that you’ll be truly happy with. Once you do, we hope that you’ll contact us so we can tell you more about our company’s values, technical skill sets, approach to application development, and anything else you’d like to ask us!