Custom Software: Expertise Summary
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Blueberry has been developing custom software since 1997. Our managers are all ex-software developers with an average of 20 years experience, and our newest developers are hand-picked from the best graduates and the most talented in industry. Because of this, we have very wide ranging expertise across many different development technologies.
This page provides a summary of our expertise. Please note that this list isn’t exhaustive – if you need something that isn’t discussed here, just call us – it’s quite likely we have some relevant experience.
“It was a delight to work with Blueberry, who were never fazed by our complex requirements. We now have an excellent and effective user-friendly solution that we’re proud of.”
Working with Technology
Blueberry primarily works with Microsoft technologies, including Visual Studio and SQL Server – quite simply because we find the modern Microsoft tools to be very productive – and this saves our customers money.
However, we are not exclusively Microsoft, and neither do we believe that Microsoft solutions are always the best. We have considerable expertise with Linux, which we use to run many in-house systems. We also have a number of strong Mac advocates within the company.
About 50% of our work involves the creation of custom business systems, using Microsoft .NET and SQL Server, and we also retain strong skills with C++ , which we can use to overcome any performance or technical issues we may find with .NET. For most business applications, we recommend and use MS SQL Server as the information store.
If you want to deploy your business system in mobile contexts, we also have the development skills to build and deploy custom applications targeted at any of the mobile platforms and hardware manufacturers in use today.
Summary of Software Development Expertise
Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
PWAs are intended to work on any platform – desktop, tablet or mobile – in a way that achieves the same user experience as native applications on mobile devices. Blueberry has completed a number of PWA projects recently for business clients to help boost user acquisition, engagement and revenue.
Blueberry has the development skills to build and deploy custom applications targeted at any of the mobile platforms and hardware manufacturers in use today, having developed a diverse range of mobile projects, including many on Windows. The team is also well placed to provide tailored approaches involving multiple technologies and programming languages where necessary. Read More: Mobile Applications.
Mac & Linux
Amazon Web Services
Cloud Computing & Hosting
Interested in moving your internal servers to the Cloud? We can plan and implement your AWS migration strategy, and provide on-going management services to minimize TCO on Amazon. We also have skills in integrating AWS infrastructure with existing enterprise applications over VPN. Read More about Cloud Computing & Hosting.
Supporting Development Skills
Deploying complex custom applications requires expertise in firewall configuration and other systems administration skills. Blueberry’s dedicated Systems Team has exceptional expertise in Cisco, and can support Windows Server and Linux deployments
Blueberry has its own server farm co-located at a major UK data centre, which we use for hosting customer applications during development and beyond. We have relationships with a number of hosting providers and we can help customers decide where to host new systems.
Blueberry has transformed many businesses through the application of the latest technologies and methodologies in custom software to optimise operations and improve engagement with employees and end users. The goal of Digital Transformation is to use digital technologies to modify or create new business processes and customer experiences to meet changing business and market expectations. We can offer technical consultancy as well as a complete custom solution that exactly fits the way you work.