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Under the Umbrella: Custom Software Solutions Blog

As Inverse-Square's Director of Custom Development, Jesse acts as a mentor and looks at solutions from a micro and a macro perspective, "people come to us with ideas and problems and visions and our goal is to realize the best option that we can". Jesse's career at Inverse-Square began after a lunch date with his old work colleague, Bob. Bob filled Jesse in on all of the amazing things that Team Awesome were working on, and the supportive and jovial atmosphere at the office. It didn't take long for Jesse to decide that Inverse-Square was where he belonged.
Contracting a software development company to build a custom web application to support your business processes may seem daunting, but with the extensive knowledge and experience of the custom software developers at Inverse-Square, we can make sure that the engagement is as smooth and stress free as possible. If you're considering custom software development for your business, these six steps will explain what the process of working with our developers would be like.
Focused on patient care, research, and education, the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC) is "committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive healthcare services to patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, and to their families." An organization with a focus that is this specialized needs unique software to aid them in their day-to-day operations.
One early Autumn weekend in 2011, Bob Baird and some friends headed out to Morgan-Monroe State Forest for a much deserved break. Earlier that week, Bob had successfully finished a challenging, months-long project at the small custom software firm he had been working for, and a weekend enjoying nature's quiet, and his friend's company seemed like the perfect way to clear his head. Bob also knew that with his wife being seven months pregnant with their first child, an opportunity to get away with the boys wouldn't come along again for sometime.
Many of the custom web applications we build are designed to help leverage data from a client's existing system or systems. Today, there's existing software for almost anything. At Inverse-Square, we're big fans of measuring value; we won't build custom software if the same thing that can be bought off of the shelf, can meet your needs. If your business is currently using pre-packaged software to manage your data, but you need to own that data and impose your processes on top of it, we can help, and the easiest way we can get to that data is with an API.
[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]For Team Awesome, one of the most enjoyable things about being custom software developers, are all the different clients we get to work with; charitable organizations, multinational corporations; local businesses, and if that wasn't varied enough, Inverse-Square has also built a custom web application for an online livestock auction house!
It's not surprising that if you asked little boy, Zach, what he wanted to be when he grew up, the answer was a musician, because when our Director of Operations isn't working hard to ensure Inverse-Square runs effectively, he's banging away on drums for local band, Pillars, or playing music with the worship band at his Church.
Life is busy, every parent knows that. Everyone is running here, there, and everywhere; school, meetings, soccer practice, homework. It can be difficult to find the time to sit down to eat dinner together, let alone give back to the community. But what if you want to give back, and more importantly, you want to teach your children that it's important to give back? That's where Project Giving Kids comes in. "Project Giving Kids is a nonprofit all about connecting busy kids and families to fun, meaningful and age-appropriate service activities through a unique website experience." A pretty fantastic idea if you ask us, and guess who made the website come to life... We did!
Project management methodologies exist to take you from point A to B as fast, efficiently, and with as little waste as possible. The waste bit is important: It entails minimizing lost time, errors, risks, duplicate or low-impact efforts, and costs. When it comes to custom software development, developers typically rely on one of two popular methodologies: Agile or Waterfall. In our young industry, there’s still much debate over the two project management styles and which is best. Here’s a breakdown:
When stage and cinema artists need to train in the art of stage combat, they turn to the Society of Fight Directors, "an organization of dedicated artists whose purpose is to promote safety and foster excellence in the art of performing, teaching, and directing staged combat/theatrical violence." And when the Society of American Fight Directors needs a custom web application to manage their members' information, they turn to Inverse-Square.
When someone hears the words, inverse-square, they probably think of physics (if they know about laws of physics anyway), but at Inverse-Square, when we hear our name, we think about trust. Inverse-Square is a law in physics that states, the closer you are to a source, the stronger that source is. We believe that a close relationship and close communication between ourselves and our clients is paramount to the success of a custom software development project. And we chose the name, Inverse-Square, as an acknowledgment to how powerful a close relationship can be.