Software Development Perth

Custom Software Development Perth

Perth Digital Edge is your trusted partner in custom software development in Perth. Our mission is simple: to simplify your business. In today's digital age, we understand that the right software can make all the difference in streamlining operations, enhancing productivity, and driving growth.

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Elevate Business with Our Custom Software Development Solutions

Rest assured, you’re engaging with a tech ally that guarantees complete transparency, streamlined processes, committed project management, technical expertise, and seamless communication throughout every stage of the product development cycle.

Perth Digital Edge designs software solutions for businesses of all scales. We partner with established brands and agencies in Perth, as well as startups, to create efficient and user-friendly automation solutions for business processes.

Our team consists of highly proficient developers, product designers, and quality testers. Our approach of maintaining a small, dedicated team enables us to provide innovative solutions that are specifically tailored to meet our client’s unique needs. We thrive on tackling bespoke business challenges, reach out today to get started.

Our Custom Software Development Services

  • Initial Consultation

    We begin by immersing ourselves in your software needs from both a technological and business perspective. We guide you through the product development journey to determine if PDE is the ideal bespoke software design partner for your project. This consultation can take place in person at our Perth office or via a virtual meeting.

  • Product Confirmation

    Once you’re ready to proceed, we conduct a discovery workshop to solidify the product’s viability. Upon receiving your approval, we conceptualize the most effective implementation strategy that ensures an outstanding customer experience and favorable business results. Following that, we offer a scoped project estimate for an initial prototype or extensive development, which you can showcase to potential customers and investors.

  • Building A Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

    Through our agile and iterative approach, we aim to deliver an MVP within the project’s timeframe and budget. We progressively build upon different versions of your product until we achieve the ideal solution for your business and your end to end customers. We design a roadmap for custom software development that meets your requirements, then develop the software product in sprints, maintaining flexibility in scope and efficiency in delivering iterative deadlines.

  • Support and Maintenance

    Once the project evolves from an idea to a tangible product, we wrap up the software development phase and continue to provide customer support through various tiered service options. From managing resources and code to preventing potential future security threats, you can rely on us as a trusted technology partner, to support the software throughout its lifecycle.

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Our Lean Approach to Custom Software Development

Our Process
  1. Discovery & Workshop

    Each software project that we undertake undergoes a rigorous ideation and evaluation process during the initial discovery and workshop phase. We invest time in understanding your business problem as well as the practical solutions to the technical challenge, helping you identify either a minimal viable product or a comprehensive solution.Allowing you to put your software in front of users and investors quicker.

  2. Sprint Planning

    We employ the most recent agile development methodologies for the creation, integration and delivery of our projects, assigning a dedicated team of designers, developers, and QA testers specifically for your project. Because we work in small nimble teams we’re able to pivot and iterate during the process. Ensuring any new considerations and features are added to the process as the product evolves on spec and at cost.

  3. User Interface

    We believe software development is about more than just coding. Our goal is to deliver an immersive, responsive, and user-friendly experience that not only accomplishes the task at hand but does so delightfully. Our seasoned UX designers collaborate closely with our development team, ensuring that the user remains at the heart of all our endeavours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions

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  • What technology stack does PDE utilize for software development?

    Our primary preference is to employ open-source software development tools. While not suitable for every scenario, we’ve found that the following stack generally serves our clients best:

    Laravel, a contemporary open-source web framework voted as the top framework for 2022, enables us to develop top-notch apps for our clients. Laravel is coded in PHP, the same language that powers Facebook and 78% of the internet!

    VueJS is a favorite technology among our front-end developers. It interfaces directly with Laravel to deliver actions smoothly, eliminating constant page refreshing and providing immediate feedback to the user.

    As AWS-certified Solutions Architects and DevOps Engineers, our team prefers to deploy your solution into a secure, Enterprise-grade architecture that’s scalable and highly reliable, courtesy of AWS.

    Why opt for custom software over a pre-made solution? Custom software offers superior flexibility and is tailored to unique business needs.

    Businesses often hit the technical limitations of pre-made software as they expand. Moreover, it offers no competitive advantage, as your competitors are likely using the same or similar platforms.

    A custom software solution from Perth Digital Edge is specifically tailored to meet your business requirements. It is backed by a robust and skilled team, and perfect solution is developed using open-source frameworks that adhere to industry standards, ensuring you are not restricted.

  • What is the cost of developing custom software?

    Generally, small-scale projects tend to cost between $25,000 and $50,000. Medium-sized projects usually range from $50,000 to $100,000, while large software applications often cost over $100,000.

    The scale of projects is determined by their functionality and complexity. Projects that demand multiple platforms and intricate business logic will require a more substantial investment in UX/UI, backend development, and quality assurance.

    The development team at PDE can help you build in an iterative manner or establish an initial MVP (Minimum Viable Product) structure. This approach helps streamline the development process and prevents expensive code rewrites.

  • What software methodology do you employ?

    We follow the principles of agile development, utilizing compact, dedicated teams of designers, developers, and quality testers. This approach ensures the delivery of a well-integrated and cost effective product.

    We also adhere to the minimal viable product (MVP) development principle. By staging development cycles iteratively, we prevent expensive code rewrites and ensure that the development aligns with your requirements.

    The security of custom-built software is paramount in our software development company’ process. Commonly used software, such as operating systems and their packages, are often the main targets for attackers, leading to frequent security updates. Custom software, being closed source, attracts less attention. We keep your source code confidential, and only you and those you authorize have access to it.

    At PDE, we utilize application frameworks like Laravel, which are peer-reviewed, tested, and provide built-in security against common vulnerabilities. These include cross-site scripting, request forgery, SQL injection, permission elevation attacks, and brute force attacks by throttling requests. We also employ web application firewalls when necessary and prioritize the encryption of data both in transit and at rest.

  • Is your software development team local?

    We strongly believe that entrepreneurs and businesses in Western Australia should have access to locally-based, top-tier software development companies and teams.

    Regrettably, in recent years, the Perth market has been commoditized and outsourced, leading to a drain in skill and in-depth knowledge, and resulting in subpar solutions for local services.

    We’re changing this narrative. When you collaborate with PDE, you’ll have direct contact with the team that crafts the code, and they’re always just a phone call away. It’s as straightforward as that.

  • Do you work with non-profits or startups?

    As an organization driven by purpose, we take great pride in the work we’ve accomplished for startups and non-profit organizations.

    We recognize the importance for these organizations to work closely collaborate with a flexible, trustworthy, and responsive software development team that ensures costs and timelines don’t spiral out of control, thereby impacting their mission.

    Regarding licensing costs associated with our work, we are strong proponents of open-source software, and as such, we generally avoid licensed solutions. Therefore, there are no licensing costs to use the web server software that we primarily deploy, the database server software that hosts your database, or the software that we use to construct your application. There are no per-user licensing costs or per-CPU core licensing costs as seen in some other types of software.

    In certain projects, based on your unique requirements, you might want to include a package that manages your mailing lists where you still self-host it and don’t outsource it, or a package that manages connecting the leads on your website to your CRM. These packages are typically developed by others, and for us to integrate them, we will quote you based on what other developers are charging for their software, either on a one-off or a subscription basis.

  • What about ongoing or maintenance costs?

    Your software is likely to be hosted on a public cloud provider such as services such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, among others. There are continuous costs involved with storing your data on these platforms, operating your web and database servers, and maintaining your backups. Additional ongoing costs may be associated with SMS or phone call credits, sending a large volume of emails, or hosting and streaming data-intensive content like videos to a multitude of users.

    These costs are all contingent on the specific functionalities you want your software to have. We will strive to provide you with the best estimate and offer you a fixed fee based on the size of your anticipated audience. In some cases you may know how may need to scale your application, and we can do that too. Your costs will scale with the amount of users and data you have in your application.

    Maintenance is another aspect, and we generally recommend a particular number of hours are spent doing updates and maintaining small 15-minute features or changes to your software each month. We will provide an estimate of the number of hours we anticipate needing each month for maintenance, but these hours will accumulate as credits that expire after 3 months. So, if one month requires minimal maintenance for your application, your unused credits will carry over to the next month. We’ll also provide an estimate of the typical monthly expenditure we observe from our customers for applications of your size, particularly for the development of new features and ideas that were not part of the original scope. Once you start actively using your application, you’ll quickly envision its future potential and the directions it can take. You’ll likely have numerous suggestions for new features to further automate various aspects of your business.

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