App Development & Custom Software
The M&S custom software development team has years of experience with various technologies, industries, and businesses of all shapes and sizes.
M&S voted one of the best full service software development agencies of 2020 on Rocketplace.
Whether you’re a startup, large enterprise, or somewhere in-between, we offer flexible terms to ensure a successful engagement.
A mobile application is a type of application designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Generally, mobile apps must be installed from your device’s marketplace - App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).
Here are a few things to consider when deciding if a mobile app is right for your needs:
- GPS functionality
- Dynamic Content
- Functional and Dynamic User Interface
- Higher Performance
- Daily Use
- Real time features
- Working Offline
Web applications are software applications that function similarly to mobile apps and work on mobile devices. The main difference between a web application and a mobile application is that web apps are accessed from the browser just like a traditional website, as opposed to being stored locally on your device.
A responsive web application scales to fit the screen of the device the user is browsing on (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.)
Here are a few things to consider when deciding if a web app is right for your needs:
- Generally shorter timeline to deploy, update, and maintain
- User doesn’t have added friction of downloading an app
- User can access your app directly from the browser.
- Easier to acquire new users and drive traffic to your site
- Broader reach/audience
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
At M&S, we use various AI and ML techniques to build intelligent systems and algorithms to perform across a wide range of use cases.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two of the biggest buzzwords in tech over the past decade. But what are they and how do we make use of them?
Artificial Intelligence systems demonstrate behaviors of human intelligence including, but not limited to:
- Problem Solving
- Knowledge Representation
- Social Intelligence
On the other hand, Machine Learning is a subset of AI - defined as the study of computer algorithms that permit a machine to automatically learn through experience. ML does this by building mathematical models based on training data in order to make accurate predictions or decisions without programming explicitly. ML is typically implemented for projects that involve predictive modeling and identifying complex trends.
Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Gaming
Our custom development team is comprised of industry experts that use video games, AR, and VR to bridge the gap between the physical and digital world, as they offer powerful new ways of interacting with people, content, and the world around us.
Video Games are one of the most powerful ways to engage, entertain, and educate users. Games are among the most interactive experiences a user can have in the virtual world which can unlock immense value when creating new experiences.
Augmented Reality (AR) adds digital elements to a live perspective often by using the camera on a smartphone. AR can drastically expand the way our devices assist us with everyday activities by overlaying digital content and information over real world context.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a complete immersion experience that blocks out the physical world. Using VR, users can experience a number of real-world and simulated environments. In other words, VR can bring you anywhere, helping you learn about different places and ideas by experiencing them virtually.
Many times, a narrow scoped piece of software is insufficient to achieve the desired outcome. This is especially true when it comes to the facilitating interactions between different times of users. Our team has experience building connected platforms across multiple technologies.
A platform is a business model that creates value by mediating transactions between two or more interdependent groups (ex: consumer/producers). In order to facilitate these exchanges, platforms create large and scalable networks of resources and users that can be accessed on demand. With that in mind, platforms utilize network effects to create communities and markets that allow users to interact and perform exchanges.
These are the four core functions of a platform:
- Help build and engage a user base
- Match one type of user with another (ex: buyer/seller)
- Facilitate exchange of goods, services, or information
- Standardize interactions for consistent user experience
If you’re looking to build an innovative device, the firmware must be a primary consideration along with your hardware design. Our team has an extensive background in electronics, which provides an elegant approach to building low-level software that interfaces with hardware of various types.
Firmware is a specific computer software program that provides necessary low-level control for the device’s specific hardware. Firmware provides either a standard operating environment for more complex device software or acts as the device’s completing operating system for less complex devices, performing functions such as monitoring and data manipulation. Embedded systems, computers and their peripherals, consumer appliances all are typical examples of devices that contain firmware.
Implementing and Integrating
Ruby on Rails
Microsoft SQL Server
Amazon Web Services