Software development agency

From concept to reality, we develop software that provides solutions to your organisational challenges.

True value, without confusion

We’ve worked in various industries creating software that takes complicated problems and elegantly presents them as simple solutions.

We believe that the key to good design is to take things that are difficult to work with or understand and make them easy for everyone involved.

Planning

Before creating designs and writing code it is important that everybody is on the same page in terms of what exactly is being built.

A complete plan of the project is created covering every aspect of the design, from the database to the user interfaces. This means that even if the project doesn’t move ahead with us, you have a plan of your system you can take to any development team and they will know exactly what to do.

We start every project with a planning stage, profiling all future users of the software and what the software should provide them with or allow them to do. These user profiles, along with competitor analysis and our knowledge of typical user behaviour, are used to create user journey mapping that shows the most intuitive routes for usage of the software interfaces.
Creating a structural blueprint of every section of the application is the beginning of the design process. These diagrams help give all key stakeholders in the project a shared view of how the application will look to a user and agree on any amendments that are required to make sure the project delivers everything that is expected.
Once we've dealt with what the users want and how best to deliver it to them, it's time to get really technical. A UML diagram is created to give a complete visual representation of the system, all of the data objects and how they should interact. Dataflow diagrams are also created to show the data output and input on each page/section of the system and where there is any integration with external systems (e.g. APIs).
Depending on your requirements for the look and feel of the application we can create a completely customised design or we can use a design template as a base and build on top of that. Either way, there are no limitations to what we can create in order to deliver an optimised experience for your users.

Prototyping for peace of mind

Using the Figma software design prototyping tool we create interactive mockups of every part of your system so you can navigate through the design and get a true feeling of the final version on your favourite devices.

This means that by the time you sign off the design you know exactly what’s going to be delivered, down to the pixel. There are no last-minute surprises, we can move swiftly with development and prepare to launch with absolute confidence.

The first problem I had to solve was finding someone who I felt I could trust. My next problems were finding someone who could take the project, understand what was happening with the code, fix it, improve it, help it evolve, understand my requirements, design and implement new functionality, user test it and continually maintain it. JDD ticked all of these boxes.
Matthew Fountain
Founder of One Pound Lotto

An agile development process that puts your business first

Due to the in-depth planning and design process, we are able to achieve rapid development times during the product build stage.

We work using the agile development process. This means that we can move quickly but we also have regular delivery deadlines where we can re-evaluate the needs of your business or the project and react in a way that supports any new priorities.

Development standards and quality assurance

We’re also very strict on working to the industry development standards shared by all high performing development teams.

It’s important to us as masters of our trade, that you get a well-built system with the correct architectural design.

This protects your investment as you will be free to take the project to any software development agency and they will be able to see exactly how the system works and seamlessly take on new development, not that you will ever need to look anywhere else!

Software development languages

PHP is our language of choice for backend development. We have experience with the Laravel development framework, Yii development framework and Phalcon development framework.
We work with the NodeJs programming language for backend development that needs extremely fast execution or asynchronous processes. We commonly use node for API development or headless processes like synchronising data between systems. Express is our NodeJs framework of choice.

Get In Touch

Whether you have a specific project in mind or would like to find out more about how we might be able to support your business, we'd love to talk.