Application Development

Software design and development services for cross-platform web and hybrid mobile applications

 

 

 

Application Development


Software Design and Development

TxMQ offers software design and development services for cross-platform web and hybrid mobile applications.  Our team has decades of experience designing and delivering impactful, user-focused applications that engage customers and employees while boosting productivity.  We can open new avenues for business growth and customer engagement in and outside your organization.

Our team recognizes that every application and organization is different.  It’s not enough that an application functions.  It needs to fit the intended use, whether that’s engaging customers with a full-featured mobile app or demonstrating technical feasibility to potential investors with a lightweight prototype.  Applications need to be visually on-brand, and live in harmony with an organization’s existing infrastructure and technical preferences. 

TxMQ employs a flexible, agile-based delivery methodology that is easily customized to fit your organization’s project management and delivery methods. 

We have a long history of helping customers of all sizes from small startups to large enterprises; strategize, design, and deliver applications that fit their specific needs.  

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Technology Solutions that Put People First

Every technology problem is a people problem first and foremost!  So we start by understanding the people who will use, support, and maintain your application.  We want to understand why, where, and how people will interact with the application.  This is so we can make good choices about the feature set, platforms, and design of the application.  We want to understand your organization’s technology landscape so we can choose tools and technologies that will easily integrate into your existing technical environment.  We want to know about the skill sets of your technical staff so we can select programming languages and development tools that your staff use today.  This is so they can easily maintain the application going forward.  Finally, we want to know how your organization manages projects so we can adapt our delivery approach to fit your organization’s needs and expectations.

Our experience over the years has taught us that understanding the people is the first step towards delivering applications that meet our customers’ needs while minimizing overhead, missed deadlines, and budget overruns.

User Experience Research & Design

User experience is so much more than great-looking visuals.  It’s about designing interactive experiences that engage your customers and employees, minimizing friction, and maximizing productivity. 

Good user experience design starts with research.  Learning about the people who use the application, the business stakeholders, and the desired business outcomes is the first step in determining the right direction for design.  Once we understand the problem, we can begin to design a solution.  Typically we start with low-fidelity wireframes or sketches.  This will set the structure of the application and the content of each interface without the distraction of color, font, and imagery.  We can quickly refine and rework these wireframes until we’ve got the right experience for the right people, addressing any usability concerns up front.  Then, the wireframes are rendered in pixel-perfect detail, adding color, style, and your company’s branding to deliver a tailored experience for your customers and employees.

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Prototyping and Proofs-of-Concept

Prototypes are useful tools in a number of situations.  They can help to work out usability issues in a complicated application.  They help to get buy-in from upper management for a larger development project. Or as an inexpensive way to tell your story to potential investors when getting a new business off the ground.  Prototypes can look like real applications, supporting a limited number of scripted workflows or interactions without investing time and money into a full development effort.

A proof-of-concept (PoC) is similar to a prototype in the sense that it implements a small number of use cases.  However PoCs are used to demonstrate technical feasibility.  They can be developed to test the integration of a new core technology, to experiment with a new technical approach.  Or ultimately, to demonstrate how a technology like blockchain or IoT can solve problems for organizations.

TxMQ has built prototypes and PoCs for customers across the spectrum, from single-person start-ups to multinational corporations.  See our work to learn more about our prototyping and PoC projects.

Web and Mobile Development

Our team has decades of experience delivering high quality web and mobile applications for customers of all sizes, across all industries.  Our developers are equally as comfortable working in concert or with an enterprise’s IT department, as we are working with non-technical startups.  

We specialize in responsive web applications that work across desktop browsers, tablets and mobile devices.  We also have deep experience developing hybrid mobile applications.  They are installable mobile apps delivered through public app stores or your organization’s mobile device management system, built using web technologies.

See our work to learn more about some of the impactful applications we’ve delivered for our customers.

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Our Dev Team has experience with: 

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JavaTM

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ionicTM

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BootStrapTM

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AppleTM

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AndroidTM

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Disruptive Technologies

TxMQ’s Disruptive Technologies Group specializes in applying cutting edge technologies such as blockchain, IoT, and machine learning to solve critical business problems and open up new business models.  Combined with our extensive development capabilities, we serve as a one-stop shop for the design and development of solutions incorporating advanced technology.  We can deliver applications that provide both great user experiences and advanced technologies under the same roof, meaning that managerial overhead and integration risk is lowered.

See our Disruptive Technologies Group page to learn more about the kinds of advanced technologies we can help you incorporate into your next business initiative.

Messaging-Oriented Applications

Our company was founded on message-oriented middleware technologies like IBM MQ.  Our experience with MoM spans the entire spectrum, from legacy mainframe applications to the latest hybrid cloud approaches.  Our industry-leading MoM experience combined with our software engineering and user experience capabilities means TxMQ stands above the rest when your applications are built on MoM foundations.

You can learn more about our middleware capabilities on our Integration, Messaging, and API Management page.

See our work to learn more about our MoM projects.

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Application Modernization

TxMQ may have its roots in the early days of mainframe computing, but we’ve always been on top of the latest technical innovations and industry trends.  When it comes time to migrate away from old or unsupported technology, you need people who know where you came from as well as  where you want to get to.  We’ve helped many of our customers migrate infrastructure and applications to new technology platforms and cloud-centric deployments.

Our developers have a lot of experience delivering impactful applications on the web, and that experience extends beyond HTML5 and modern Javascript back to a time when Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight were the only way to really build enterprise applications for the web.  As these technologies sunset, we can help you migrate your old plugin-based applications to modern technical stacks that will continue to support your customers and employees for years to come.

DevOps
DevOps is a set of practices that combines Software Development (Dev) with IT Operations (Ops) with the goal of streamlining the software development life cycle. It provides Continuous Delivery with high software quality.
 
It is a set of practices intended to reduce the time between committing a change to a system and the change being placed into normal production while ensuring high quality of software delivery.
 
DevOps is an increasingly common approach to agile software development that developers and operations teams use to build, test, deploy, monitor applications with speed, quality and control.
 
DevOps is relevant to any kind of software project regardless of architecture, platform or purpose. Common use cases include; cloud-native and mobile applications, application integration, modernization and multicloud management.
 
Successful DevOps implementations generally rely on an integrated set of solutions or a “toolchain” to remove manual steps, reduce errors, increase team agility, and to scale beyond small, isolated teams. Learn more about our solutions such as release automation, service virtualization and application performance management.
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Our Work

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Interested in taking the next steps to develop your application? 

Reach out to us to learn more about our solutions, and services.