Raven Studios approaches custom application development with the belief that quality software begins with quality design. The best design decisions are made by having the most complete set of requirements. This requires excellent communications between the design team and the customer. Therefore, with every software project we undertake, we begin by gathering as thorough and complete a set of requirements as is reasonably possible.
With consistent and effective communication, we can ensure that we have a proper understanding for what the customer really needs. By using clear, effective design documentation, we will provide a flexible customized solution certain to meet your needs. We also understand the value of information and keeping it secure, and as such an appropriate security design is central to every application we develop.
If you have a need for an intuitive, secure application to assist you in your company’s operations, Raven Studios can create software that is a perfect custom fit for you, rather than your having to alter your processes and operations to fit with an inflexible off-the-shelf application. Our affordable, custom systems are designed to be “the right fit”, and not just “the closest fit”.
There are almost 200 Million websites currently running on the internet; the average internet user experiences over 100 NEW websites per month. Perhaps the most important key to a website's value and success as a marketing tool is being both memorable and intuitive. Therefore, these qualities remain our primary focus when we develop your site.
With each website we design, Raven Studios strives to give the customer a presence on the web that is next-generation, cutting-edge, and very easy-to-use. To accomplish this, we use the latest versions of dynamic controls to present a "futuristic", dynamic interaction and a minimum number of page loads for the user.
Whether your site is static, data-driven, or a highly robust web application, we will work meticulously to create a site you will be proud of for years. We can develop your site in ASP.NET or PHP, using a SQL Server 2008 or MySQL back-end, enhanced with AJAX, Adobe FLEX, or Microsoft Silverlight. We can deliver the site to you to host yourself, or we can host it for you.
Whether it’s a video game, a business utility, or a product idea that is sure to be the next “Big Thing”, we can develop your mobile application concept in the popular Windows Mobile environment. Many analysts view the mobile software market with such potential that it is currently considered an almost untapped resource. The number of mobile app users is constantly growing at a faster rate each year, and we believe it is a phenomenal opportunity waiting to be exploited. We would love to work with you on developing quality software in this fun, fast-paced arena.
With a passion for well-crafted database design that stretches back over 13 years, our database development team has designed countless databases ranging up to Terabyte-sized for small businesses and for Fortune 500 Corporations. We understand as well as you do that the best user interface can be rendered essentially useless with an ill-fitting data repository.
As perhaps the most critical portion of the entire application design process, the database design must very carefully weigh the intricacies of the data input as well as the flexibility and high-performance needs of the data retrieval. How your reporting tools need to pull data out is often just as important as how your front-end application stores the data. Likewise, a strong database MUST be designed with future growth in mind. A well-designed application should remain valuable to a company for many years, and it is a rare business which does not have changes in data requirements or business rules over that length of time.
We keep all of these highly important aspects in focus as we work with you to create the best-fitting database solution possible for your needs. A large majority of our customers prefer Microsoft database solutions (SQL Server and Access), but we develop MySQL databases for our customers as well.