Originally started as a purely C++ development company over 8 years ago, today eSoft maintains the traditions of desktop software development while nurturing experience in the web and mobile application development areas.
We offer platform-specific and cross-platform desktop app development services to help you turn a solid software idea into a market sensation, as well as couple your manufactured devices and equipment with complementary software to gain customer loyalty and outdo competitors.
Whether our cooperation lasts through the entire development cycle or covers only particular stages, we aim at maximum benefits for the Customer at every step of a desktop software development project:
Cooperation starts with eSoft’s BA specialists thoroughly analyzing the Customer’s needs and elaborating detailed requirements for the functionality and look-and-feel. By establishing a fruitful communication of these requirements between stakeholders and the development team, as well as by accurately documenting all the processes, our specialists ensure the Customer gets exactly the software they need
At the pre-development stage, our team emphasizes careful planning and architecture design to advise on better technological options with respect to the Customer’s challenge and industry, as well as to suggest how to reduce development costs and improve the solution’s performance.
eSoft’s in-house design team works in tight collaboration with the Customer and developers to embrace user needs, brand identity and latest trends so as to come up with the concept of desktop software that looks appealing and feels intuitive.
eSoft approach to desktop application design rests on 3 pillars:
EricSoft mainly focuses on delivering turnkey desktop applications ready for shipping to end users. Yet, our development services also include:
Following the time-tested procedures of architectural sessions, code review, writing self-documenting code, and unit testing, we organize our team’s efforts to deliver maintainable software with a clear and unified code structure. This means no technological lock-in and ability to try another service provider for modification of the solution while being welcome to continue with eSoft’s maintenance services.
While working on desktop projects, our team focuses on:
With 8 years in quality assurance and testing, eSoft brings together a well-developed QA process and the capabilities of an in-house testing center to meet the Customer’s quality expectations. To bring out high-quality desktop solutions, we use proven testing methodologies, techniques, and tools to perform different test types, including functional, performance, and localization ones.
Our desktop applications can be delivered with the required test documentation (test plans, test cases, checklists, etc.) to give the Customer a clear view of the application performance in different cases and simplify its modification in the future.
EricSoft’s team offers a full range of maintenance services to let the Customer seamlessly introduce the desktop software and its updates into the work of end users, as well as adjust the application to the emerging business challenges by introducing new features. With 24/7 support, we strive for high-quality resolution of any issue within a reasonable time. eSoft’s standard packages cover maintenance services for 1, 5, and 10 years, with an option to be prolonged when the service period expires.
With every desktop application development project, ScienceSoft’s Customer gets a complete set of deliverables, including
Qt-based development allows our team to deliver desktop software that can run on the majority of operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) with high performance and smooth UX. With cross-platform desktop development, we can reduce project delivery time and cut delivery costs compared to separate development for every platform.
To ensure a new application flawlessly integrates with the user’s system, our team complements every desktop application with a sophisticated installer supporting automated checks and reaction to the installation conditions, such as the OS version, user language settings, third-party libraries, other software, or previous versions installed.
Acknowledging the need to timely introduce enhancements and fixes to desktop applications, EricSoft helps to make the update process seamless and convenient to users. Our team can organize updating at any required level of complexity, including:
EricSoft ensures high usability of delivered desktop applications by enabling them to support tight integration with operating system functions, such as rebooting the computer, timely blocking access to the Internet, auto-updating applications, incorporating the app’s icons in the taskbar or their functionality into the OS context menu.
Putting together customer needs and a vast technological experience, EricSoft’s team opts for the most effective technology for every project.
C++ Qt is the most popular option as it is a number-one technology for cross-platform desktop app development, used by 5 out of top 10 Fortune 100 companies. It allows building high performing applications thanks to C++ capabilities, as well as helps to reduce costs with one source code base for all platforms.
.NET WPF is used for development for Windows platform when a tight and seamless integration of the desktop application with Microsoft products is needed.
Java SWING is commonly applied for maintenance of legacy applications. Though the platform can be used for cross-platform desktop development, applications based on Java SWING are slower and don’t provide a standard GUI on Windows.
Experienced through the delivery of numerous software development projects for Healthcare, Banking and Financial Services, Telecoms, and Retail, EricSoft’s team:
We blend together industry knowledge and technical expertise to roll out viable solutions that meet industry standards and your business needs.