Tools

The every day tools we use to develop client apps

Tools of the trade...

Visual Studio Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps. We use Visual Studio mainly to create Windows desktop software.

B4A B4A
B4A is a rapid application development tool for native Android applications, it is part of the B4X suite of development tools created by Anywhere Software. We use B4A to create Android applications for Smartphone, tablets and Smartwatches.

B4J B4J
B4J is a development tool for desktop, server and IoT solutions, is is part of the B4X suite of development tools created by Anywhere Software. We use B4J to create Windows, MacOS and also server based applications.

Photoshop Photoshop
Photoshop is a raster graphics editor, it is part of the Adobe suite of graphical development tools which is created by Adobe. We use Photoshop for creating and editing Windows and MacOS software graphics.

GIMP GIMP
GIMP is the worlds largest free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing graphic. GIMP was originally created by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis. We mainly use GIMP for creating or editing Android application graphics.

MS SQL MS SQL
MS SQL is a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data requested by 3rd part software. MS SQL is created by Microsoft. We only use MS SQL Server as the back-end system for database solutions if specifically requested to do so by our clients.

Oracle Database Oracle Database
Oracle Database is a relational database created by Oracle Corp. We only use Oracle Database Server as the back-end system for database solutions if specifically requested to do so by our clients.

MySQL MySQL
MySQL is the worlds largest open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) and is widely used as an enterprise database systems, MySQL was created by Michael Widenius. We use MySQL Server as our main back-end system for our clients database solutions.

PostgreSQL PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is a free and open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) emphasizing extensibility and technical standards compliance. It is designed to handle a range of workloads and was created by Michael Stonebraker. We only use PostgreSQL Server as the back-end system for database solutions if specifically requested to do so by our clients.

HeidiSQL Database Manager HeidiSQL
HeidiSQL is an free and open-source administration tool for managing Microsoft SQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. HeidiSQL codebase was originally sources from Ansgar Becker's own MySQL-Front 2.5. We use HeidiSQL as our main database managing tool to manage all of our client databases.

XAMPP Database Server XAMPP
XAMPP is an open-source cross-platform web server solution, it's also the worlds most popular PHP development enviroment, it's developed by Apache Friends. XAMPP stands for Cross-Platform (X), Apache (A), MariaDB (M), PHP (P) and Perl (P). XAMPP can be used to test both serve Maria and MySQL database formats for 3rd party desktop software or mobile applications.

SQLite SQLite
SQLite is an open-source light weight file-based relational database created by D. Richard Hipp. In contrast to many other database management systems, SQLite is not a client–server database engine, rather it is embedded into the end application. SQLite is the recommended storage engine of choice by Google for storing data directly on Android devices.

Firebase notifications Firebase messaging
Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform developed by Firebase which is now owned by Google. Firebase messaging is a cross-platform cloud solution for messages and notifications for Android and iOS devices. Firebase Messaging (FCM) is a free service.

Notepad++ Notepad++
Notepad++ is a free and open-source text editor designed for Microsoft Windows. It supports tabbed editing, which allows working with multiple open files in a single window.

Above are the main tools and services that we use during development
Please contact us if you have any enquires regarding any services not listed above