Website Development Services

Advanced Websites Design and Development

Without getting too technical about what an advanced website actually is, let me explain it by telling you what it isn’t. It isn’t just a few pretty marketing pages dished up in WordPress, which can be done by most web designers (who are basically graphic designers). Advanced websites need the skills of website developers (who are basically software developers), to write a software program (web application) that runs on your business website. Think South African Airways (booking an airplane ticket online), Discovery Health (registering for Vitality and recording activities for points), Banking websites (logging in and performing transactions), to name but a few. Just because your business isn’t a big corporate, doesn’t mean it doesn’t need an advanced website. Spoil your customers and get the competitive edge over your competition…

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Web Based Cloud Systems Design and Development

Cloud systems are essentially advanced websites, but they differ in the sense that clients must usually register and pay a monthly (or annual) subscription fee to use the services of the specific website (cloud system). Think GMail, Dropbox, SuperBru. When you subscribe to a cloud service like DropBox, you just pay for the service. It is someone else’s problem to pay for website hosting, etc. The lines can become a bit grey between advanced websites and cloud systems, but the gist of it is that the difference lies in the business model used.

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Software Development Services

Windows Applications Design and Development

Sometimes it makes more sense to develop an advanced website for your business, other times a software application is better. It depends on who will be using the system for what, where and when. Since we do the entire spectrum from website development to software application development, we aren’t biased in the one direction or the other. We can recommend the solution that will be best for your business, not ours. We develop software applications that run on Windows PCs, as well as mobile applications that run on mobile phones (cell phones), tablets and phablets (something in between a mobile phone and a tablet). We develop cross platform mobile applications, which mean they will run on Android devices (that green robot picture you may have seen – think Samsung Galaxy, Sony, LG phones, etc.), iOs devices (iPads and iPhones), Windows devices (phones and tablets), as well as Blackberry devices.

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Mobile Applications Design and Development

We develop cross platform mobile applications for Android, iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Windows mobile devices, which include mobile tablets, smart phones and phablets (something inbetween a phone and a tablet), using Microsoft Cordova. Cordova is an open source project which was developed to give website developers the ability to make mobile applications, using web development scripting languages that they are familiar with when creating websites (HTML, CSS and Javascript). Microsoft embranced Cordova and integrated this open source technology into its Visual Studio development suite. Microsoft aims to increase the amount of Windows applications available for mobile devices, by embracing technology which makes it easier for developers to develop mobile applications for multiple mobile operating systems, instead of just one. This technology allows us to use our web development expertise in the area of mobile application development.

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SharePoint Applications Design and Development

Microsoft SharePoint was originally created by Microsoft for internal use in its own business, for various departments to be able to share information in a flexible manner. SharePoint allows employees in a business to quickly create project websites, for sharing information between temporary (or permanent) teams within the business. These teams can even include persons outside the business. No web development skills are necessary to create these team sites – it can all be done by using the SharePoint user interface.  For many businesses, this is as far as their usage of Microsoft SharePoint goes. SharePoint isn’t cheap, so it makes sense for businesses to utilize it as much as possible. What some businesses might not be aware of, is the fact that one can program SharePoint applications to extend the functionality of SharePoint. This functionality then becomes available for employees to use on their team websites. Since the applications extend the already existing functionality of SharePoint, it means we don’t have to recreate the wheel in terms of having to create infrastructure such as security, user management, etc. We simply develop the additional functionality required, instead of having to worry about creating all the infrastructure such a website system usually requires.

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Consulting Services

Business Technology Consulting

The founder of our business provides business technology consulting services. He has more than 16 years’ experience in commercial software development in the technology industry. He spent 10 years of his career in the corporate world, managing the development and testing of life critical electronic products for very stringent (and highly regulated) first world countries. This included software engineering, project management and product testing management positions: 7 years of which was spent working for one of the 3 largest corporations in the world (at the time). This exposure to corporate international best practices laid the foundation for the way we approach innovative problem solving at Tech Genius.

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Security Technology Consulting – Residential Estates

Our security consulting services had a very natural beginning, from our founder’s involvement as a trustee at various residential estates, over many years. Managing agents and trustees started to approach Tech Genius for objective advice: With all the technology options available today, it can be quite daunting to select the security technology that will be the best solution for a specific estate. We act as independent consultants, who only charge for the time spent in evaluating solutions. Since we don’t earn commission from sales, we can objectively evaluate various technology alternatives and manage the implementation thereof, without our judgment being biased in a specific direction.

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Get government funding for your project

Any micro, small or medium sized enterprise can apply for funding from SEDA for your software or website development requirements, regardless of your BNI rating, although businesses with higher BEE ratings tend to get larger percentage of funding.  Businesses can typically get 70 % to 100 % funding for their SEDA funded project, depending on their BEE status (and of course project approval from SEDA’s business consultants).  Since Tech Genius is a registered supplier of SEDA, we can assist you with the process of applying for governmental funding for your software and website development projects.

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