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Desktop Applications Development

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We offer developing of platform-specific and cross-platform desktop application services to help you turn your idea to a ready market product and leverage more from computer hardware and OS capabilities.

The desktop native applications have a number of advantages over web apps:

  • Desktop apps still way ahead of web applications in performance and stability;
  • Desktop apps are the ones which are available anytime offline and provide you with faster response and rich user experience;
  • A desktop application does not require a third party server to host data;
  • You have total control over your data and would not lose it unless you don’t backup your data regularly;
  • Desktop apps have an access to the computer hardware directly. As an example, the processing of video and audio requires a lot of computational power and can be processed on the GPU.
  • Desktop apps have an access to file system

Everlink has a great experience developing desktop applications for Microsoft Windows. Most of our projects were written in C# / C++, but we’ve experience in java, python etc.

Nowadays, GUI for Windows apps can be created in a plenty of approaches:

  • WPF / XAML
  • Windows Forms
  • DirectX / OpenGL
  • GDI+
  • Qt
  • to be continued…

Thus we can develop:

  • Windows Desktop Applications – the most widely used type of apps; comprehensive and consistent programming model; a lot of instruments and libraries available, including open-sourced.
  • Windows Store Applications – the primary means of distributing Universal Windows Platform apps (UWP, also called “Modern” or “Metro” apps). The most modern type of apps for Microsoft but with some limitations.

Usually every project passes through the following stages:

  • Business analysis

    Typically, the analyst begins by identifying the problem that the new software will attempt to solve. An analyst must make sure that all stakeholders have a unified vision. Without proper analysis before the software is built, developers may end up developing incomplete software that doesn’t solve the problem it intended to.

  • Software architecture

    The main goal of this phase is to find the structure of the code which will satisfy the requirements of the software. Before any coding begins, it’s crucial to thoroughly plan out software architecture – a process that front- and back-end developers will collaborate on during design, and prior to development, to ensure that software is stable and scalable from the start.

  • User Interface (UI) design

    The design of a system’s user interface is critical to software success. No matter what expectations decision-makers hold for technology, goals won’t be reached if employees are uncomfortable or hampered by confusing, redundant tools.

    The UI design is made by planning of every user interaction with the software using the best tools available.

  • Software development

    The main focus of Everlink is to deliver the applications ready for shipping to end-users. The development process includes different stages, such as writing self-documenting and self-explanatory code, doing code reviews, writing unit tests and so on…

  • Quality assurance

    High level of quality is essential to achieve company business objectives. Actually, the QA phase is performed all over the development stage. The goal is to achieve stable, fast and reliable product. The QA is not just about finding bugs, it also has to make sure that a functionality does what it should do.

  • Delivery and maintenance

    The most important phase is getting software to the market. The product can be delivered in different ways depending on need – just source codes, installation package or published on Windows Store etc.

Depending on the project’s needs the best approach of methodologies and tools can be selected.