Application & Software Development

Custom software development is the best way to find a software solution to solve your business problem, especially if it is a unique problem that your company is facing. But, developing a custom software is no ordinary task. If you have trouble finding a software solution for your business, engage a local technology consulting firm and request for a custom software development service might be the best way to help your business.

Why do you need to develop a custom software?

Not all businesses are created equal, this is the same when it comes to business operation. Businesses rely on software to help them improve daily operation efficiency, but many software in the market is developed according to general use case. A lot of time, you will find that the software cannot solve all your problem.

Off-the-shelf software problem
If your business software is causing you problem instead of helping you, you may want to consider to develop a custom software solution.

If you are struggling to find a solution that can fulfil your business requirements and also you are willing to set aside a budget for it, customizing a software may be a viable solution for you.

Limitation of off-the-shelf software

Off-the-shelf software is designed to solve common problems that most businesses are facing. For example, Point-of-Sales system, accounting software, payroll solutions. These software products provide a standard way to solve a particular problem. When it comes to a very unique or individual use case, most of these software products are not able to support.

Some of the Off-the-shelf software products allow you to customize its functionality by providing you an API (Application Programming Interface), which the developers can develop a custom plugin that can interact with the software. But such API has its own limitation, it allows you have the power to extend the software capabilities, at the same time, restrict you to perform certain actions on its software.

To understand whether or not your current software product can be customized to meet your needs, the best way is to consult a Software Development Company.

What should you know about Custom Software Development Service?

Software Development Cost Venn Diagram

Before you decide to take the custom software approach, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to avoid wasting precious time and money.

Custom Software Development is not cheap

Think of customizing a software as building your own house, you can always buy a built house, or you can buy your own land and hire your own construction company to build the house for you. Have a bespoke software is definitely going to cost you more money than buying a ready solution.

If your company doesn't have a budget of at least 5k to 10k, then a custom software solution will not be your option.

Developing a custom software takes time

Just like every good development in other industries, software development needs analysis, planning, and design before it can be developed. You will not want to trust a software that is poorly made for your business. A good analysis and planning make sure that the custom software is safe and secure for business use.

Just imagine, if you have a 50-story building which was built in just 5 days, will you dare to stay in that building?

Every software requires maintenance

After your custom software is ready to use, you will need to regularly perform maintenance for the software. No software on the planet is flawless. A lot of time, problems only happen after the system went live for a period of time.

So, keep in mind that always ask if the developer or the software house provide maintenance services after the custom software is delivered. It is important to understand how long is their warranty period and what is covered under their maintenance services.

Choose the RIGHT software house, not the cheapest

In Singapore and the United States, there are many software development companies or even freelancers can help you develop a custom software. But custom software development is a professional skill that requires experience and deep understanding of the problem you want the software to solve. We believe choosing a software development house is as crucial as hiring your next manager.

The recommended approach is to hire a software development company, preferably a company in your country, to handle your software project. It is important to understand the context of developing a custom software solution before hiring a software development company. Otherwise, you might be flushing thousands of dollars, if not millions, into the drains, because of hiring the wrong person to handle your software project.

Our Software Development Technologies

At Morning Geek, we use many software tools and technologies to develop solutions for our customers. While we embrace opensource technology, we also provide proprietary platform development, such as Microsoft .NET framework and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application.

Here are the technologies that we use:

Custom Software Development Stack - 1
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Hire Morning Geek for your Custom Software Development Project

If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy software house to develop your software project, we believe you have come to the right place.

With over 7 years experience in consulting and software development industry, Morning Geek strives to become your No.1 technology partner. We take every project seriously and our goal is to help you succeed with technology.