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Established almost 30 years ago, Compsoft Creative has a rich history of innovation and creativity. It was the first development house in the UK to officially offer iPhone development (within days of Apple making the SDK available). Compsoft is focused completely on mobile app development. It quickly became leaders in this field picking up Android and Windows, and adding them to its repertoire, as they were released.The most recent significant event in the company’s history was during 2016 when the bespoke arm of Compsoft broke away from the legacy licensing side of the business in order to wholly focus on building mobile apps.The company is known for designing and building mobile apps, voice-controlled software, and IoT solutions. It has published well over 200 solutions and apps always with a focus on premium quality and cutting-edge technologies.
Pioneers in App Development
The immensely experienced design team at Compsoft Creative uses an agile approach to the graphic and user interface design for the solutions they create. The insight and willingness to take risks, its technical prowess, its design ability and an uncanny understanding for the touch interface has made it a pioneer in the field of development. The company quickly recognized that the introduction of the iPhone opened up a whole world of opportunities for application developers and when Apple released the SDK in 2008, it was registered as developers.
Services offered by the company
Ongoing Development: Ongoing development is a natural evolution, especially if the clients have signed up to evolve. Ongoing support isn’t a prerequisite although it adds better value if someone does, as they can take advantage of the discounted rates!
The company treats ongoing development pretty much as it treats a new product, with the key advantage of already knowing the app and the business. However,the company will still revisit the business reasons for making changes, explore options related to how the changes could be implemented, evaluate whether there is any new tech.Changes could be minor updates and tweaks (point releases) to major upgrades and re-designs (version updates).
E-commerce App Development: E-commerce apps are an essential part of a business, whose business is to sell goods or services. However this sector is not the reserve of the high-street titans, there is room for the small to medium-sized business or start-up who wants to use a mobile app as a means to sell to their customers. Compsoft develops traditional e-commerceapps but also delivers apps which are more boutique in their approach. Apps which either sell physical goods or services or in-app digital services. The company knows how to design an app which sells high-value goods, really communicating to the user when they should part with their hard-earned cash and making it an easy and reliable process for them.
Web App Development: Developing a web-app using standard HTML5 technologies is an important part of the company’s service offering. Developing a web-app comes with its own challenges and pitfalls, which it helps the clients to navigate. Storage on the device is limited, as is access to natives APIs and push notifications. While there are specific technical and design limitations to consider, its process for developing a web-app is not too different from that of its native cousins.
Mobile App Development: Compsoft develops mobile apps for smartphones and tablets on Android, iOS and Windows platforms. It develops native apps using the tools sets provided by Apple, Google and Windows (Xcode, Android Studio and Visual Studio) and where appropriate developing using cross-platform technologies such as HTML5.
The company is vertical agnostic, and this is the key. Developers who focus in a single sector (such as pharmacy or banking) tend to have preconceptions about the way things should work and are not able to think creatively when posed with a functional or technical challenge.
Innovative IoT Development: The app is no longer a king. These days, apps are often part of the IoT or ‘Internet of Things’. The company is witnessing more smart devices in the home, workplace or even on the road, which are capable of connecting to the internet, and to each other, to create a network of automated and highly controllable hardware. Compsoft Creative works hard to keep up to date on all the things. Its services include R&D, prototyping, designing, developing and delivery IoT solution.
Awards and Honors
Awards and recognition are great and the company has been able to bask in the glow of the praise of others. The apps it has developed have won awards on their individual merits from award bodies such as App Design Awards, Appsters, and Effective Mobile Marketing Awards. Compsoft has also won Best Large Studio at the App Design awards twice.
In addition to formal accolades, its customers' apps have been featured by Apple twice being used in marketing for the iPad.