Custom software to automate and optimize business processes and workflows.
K-Optional specializes in creating custom process management software tailored to our clients' needs. Our team of experts works closely with each client to understand their unique business processes and develops a solution that streamlines and automates these processes, saving time and increasing efficiency. Our custom software helps our clients improve productivity, reduce errors, and make better decisions. Contact us today to learn how our process management solutions can benefit your organization and drive your success.
We specialize in creating accessible voice-controlled survey software designed for visually impaired individuals. Leveraging the power of ARIA-WAI standards and TensorFlow.js, our cutting-edge technology allows for secure and accurate data collection without sending any data off-device. Explore our custom tech solutions for advanced, anonymous, and user-friendly research studies.
Discover how Skanin, a custom software developed for the automotive industry using the the rapid prototyping approach, helped solve the challenges associated with obtaining car repair status updates. Learn more about Skanin's innovative solution, leveraging a QR tag tracking system and instant SMS notifications to enhance efficiency for both customers and auto repair shops. Explore this case study to delve into the process of developing custom automotive software using rapid prototyping. Read on to uncover the success story of Skanin's MVP implementation and its positive impact on the automotive industry.
We have gone over the software and are very pleased with it. Looks wonderful, magnitudes better than before. Downloading the app went very smoothly. And the data export process is perfectly straightfoward.
The University of Texas (UT) Nursing Department requested a technical solution for administering a sophisticated survey. The results would become the basis for a major statewide study. UT hired a development firm, but the subjects (pharmacists) had a hard time with the interface. This created user errors and data output that were impossible to interpret, which made it difficult to derive any meaningful insights.
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K-Optional Software rules for engagement with GPT and LLMs
For a custom software business in the year 2023, large language models (LLMs) like GPT are hard to avoid. GPT takes have flooded tech news while GPT projects constitute an overwhelming proportion of trending open-sourced software. It’s not just hype: LLMs have proven remarkably adept at writing code, generating content, and assisting with research— all pertinent to our operation. Prognosticators wonder if the shift to AI-driven development permanently alters the custom software industry. The emerging art of Prompt Engineering speaks to a shift. And so, after careful consideration, we have crafted this framework for dealing with LLMs internally.
Bespoke software development: Mistakes every business should avoid
You’ve probably heard a success story or two about bespoke software development, something like “ordinary guy launches a popular mobile app” or “business cuts costs in two with a clever digital system”. Perhaps you’ve also heard of a flop— maybe a friend sank money into an idea that didn’t take off, or a colleague owned a faltering IT migration. The horror stories, though depressing, can teach the most. So if you’re considering a foray into custom application development services, get to know the points of failure. They’re less public, so unfortunately many learn someone else’s hard lesson again.
Automate Your Business with these Bespoke Solutions
Thinking of automating a piece of your business? You’re probably onto something. Most companies, even tech-savvy companies like yours, can unlock huge gains by taking advantage of automation opportunities. Investing in bespoke automation solutions will pay dividends. In this introductory guide, we examine some great custom automation tools and explain (in detail) how you can implement your own automation solutions at your business.
Why we’re moving away from Firebase
We’ve launched dozens of applications on Firebase, utilized nearly every facet of the platform, and designed a playbook for scaling gracefully. Suffice it to say, it’s proven an invaluable tool for K-Optional Software. As recently as March 2022, our developers were cheering innovations like Firebase Extensions. Unfortunately, three major developments in the past few months have polluted the developer experience and consequently K-Optional will shift towards alternatives for green projects.
The perils of single-client SaaS products
Subscription revenue is the gift that keeps on giving; who doesn’t value long-term and predictable income? Multi-billion-dollar companies like Adobe have transitioned their products to subscription-based payments for good reason. Even so, product creators might be overly-disposed to conforming to this model- alternate pricing systems often make more sense depending on a few aspects of the user-base.
When to buy, and when to build custom software
Explore the build vs buy dilemma in software development with a real-world case study, and learn to strike the right balance between off-the-shelf solutions and custom software.