Bespoke Software Development

We specialise in bespoke software development. The software we build usually:

  • Solves a problem that can’t be addressed by off-the-shelf software,
  • Spans more than one month,
  • Lives in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere using a web browser,
  • Benefits from an experienced team of software engineers that follows best practice,
  • Is planned and tested in collaboration.

Examples of our work can be seen in our portfolio.

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Cloud-based software

Cloud-based software (or “web apps”) can be used on any device, from anywhere. The route to market is straightforward and, as your user base grows, your software will grow with you.

Our web apps offer a fast, engaging and professional experience. We combine them with our extensive experience in DevOps to reduce your hosting costs and address modern security challenges.

Web apps allow you to offload data processing to the cloud, interact with external systems easily and rapidly prototype your idea.

Examples of web apps we’ve developed include CMSs, control panels to manage websites and virtual machines, plugins for WordPress, OpenCart and WHMCS.

Playing Well with Others

Change bring challenges. However, if you rely on a number of existing systems, desktop or cloud-based, you’ll be glad to know that we can often connect your bespoke software to them. We have particular experience integrating payment gateways such as Worldpay, Stripe and Paypal and accounting systems such as Sage and Xero.

Moving to bespoke software doesn’t mean abandoning your existing systems. In fact, our bespoke software can act as an intermediary to keep disparate systems in sync.

Alarm Systems Reviews Logo. Loading Deck designed the Alarm System Reviews of Consumer Media a customized control panel and CDN, utilizing modern technologies such as HTTP2 Push for improved performance.

 

Alarm System Reviews uses a custom-built website control panel and CDN built by Loading Deck.

Case Study

Consumer Media is the company behind Alarm System Reviews. They engaged us to push the boundaries of website performance. We started by exploring DevOps best practice. These include server caching, browser caching and on-page optimisation.

Consumer Media launched other websites and wanted a system to deploy them with our optimisations built in. They also wanted to increase performance beyond the established norm.

When best practice wasn’t enough, Consumer Media engaged us to develop software to push their website performance to the limit. The system we built ensures that websites load quickly for visitors wherever they are based. It uses brand new browser technology such as HTTP2 Push. It also provides a single pane of glass for caching and new software releases and new websites.

It also installs an SSL certificate on each new website and sets up the website on their custom-built CDN. We used the Symfony PHP framework to develop the control panel.