The majority of our client solutions include a mobile interface, but Vertical Systems’ competencies include desktop, advanced web, mobile, web services, and internet of things (IoT) solutions. For mobile interfaces, we can deliver cross-platform or native applications (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile). Our current core technology stack includes .NET (C# or VB), WCF, MVC, HTML5, Objective C, Java, along with database expertise (SQL Server, postgreSQL, etc.).
Bottom line, we’ll help your organization choose the best tools to efficiently address your business requests.
Our Primary Software Development Platforms
At Vertical Systems, we’ve been developing with Microsoft .NET since its inception. The powerful base-framework allows us to build applications efficiently. Many of our frameworks (mobile, web, and desktop) are an extension of the Microsoft platform, further enabling us to deliver exceptional value to our clients.
Our team of professional developers are experts in C# or VB.NET. We leverage the Visual Studio and MS .NET for projects including:
- Windows Mobile / CE
- Web (MVC or WebForms)
- Web Services / WCF
- Windows Services
Combining .NET with powerful control suites and best practices like the Entity Framework enables us to provide powerful solutions with a user-friendly experience.
Our current mobile development capabilities include:
Windows Mobile Development
For native Windows Mobile development, Vertical Systems can create your solution within MS Visual Studio as an extension of our frameworks (C# or VB.NET). We focus on creating a user friendly experience for accurately collecting and displaying your business data. Regardless of the version of Windows Mobile or CE, we understand the tools to develop and deliver a solution quickly and affordably.
Objective C development for iPhones and iPads. Native iOS development can leverage the latest hardware capabilities and maximize performance.
Android App Development
Our team can leverage Java to deliver exceptional mobile experience on the Android platform (phone and tablets).
Hybrid and Web Application Development
Depending on your needs, we often find that developing an HTML5 mobile application can save you significant dollars if you’re planning to implement on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, and Web). This method is more than capable for the typical business application when leveraging the power of a Web Service layer for connecting to your data.
Our current preferred HTML5 Technology Stack includes the following technologies:
A powerful tool for quickly creating a user experience that can cross multiple sites and platforms.
A toolkit for implementing a powerful coding pattern; MVVM (Model-View-View-Model) within HTML5.
Framework that allows the bundling of HTML5 applications for the individual mobile stores and enables connections to device specific hardware.
The RhoMobile Suite is a mobile application development platform that enables hardware interfacing through HTML5 Applications. The primary benefit of the RHO platform is how it enables our team to develop a cross-platform solution capable of scanning barcodes or reading RFID tags through the native rugged hardware (Motorola devices).
Xamarin is a cross platform application development platform that allows developers to leverage the powerful and familiar C# .NET language. Combining Xamarin with iFactr allows us to write mobile solutions that run on multiple device types.
iFactr is a powerful addition to the Xamarin approach to software development. As an extension of Visual Studio, developers can create a cross-platform mobile applications that directly interface with native hardware interfaces such as scanners, GPS and RFID readers.
Hybrid Mobile Applications vs. Native Mobile Applications
There are plenty of competing arguments for each type of mobile application development. Our approach will be to develop using the methodology that makes sense for your specific business.
Benefits of Responsive HTML5 or Hybrid Mobile Development
- Device Agnostic – Single Code-Base for Multiple Environments (WM, Android, iOS)
- Does not require an installation; HTML5 apps can run from the cloud
- App Store visibility is possible with bundling (such as PhoneGap)
- Web developers can support multiple applications; no need to understand java, objective C and .NET.
- Can still integrate with hardware, such as barcode/rfid reader, camera, and accelerometer through wrappers (PhoneGap or iFactr).
- Typically able to complete development sooner.
Benefits of Native Mobile Development
- Typically have a more responsive design and increased performance
- Can develop against latest hardware architecture (hybrid interfaces are often delayed)
- Inherent App Store Visibility
- User Interface elements will be guaranteed and consistent with the platform look & feel
Vertical Systems Technology Stack for HTML5 – Hybrid Mobile Application Framework