- Applications that work with audio and video. These programs move and process massive amounts of data and require as much computational power as available. There are other applications with similarly intense resource needs, and these will need to remain desktop applications for the foreseeable future.
- Applications that need file system access. For security, browser-based applications are generally “sandboxed” and given restricted privileges. In some cases it’s possible to install a small component to handle this access, leaving most of the functionality in the browser.
- Applications requiring more extensive access to hardware. Restrictions also exist around talking to peripherals or many of the lower-level operating system functions. Again it’s not always necessary to create an entirely native application.
- Situations where a native or unique look-and-feel is desired, or other particular UI requirements exist. There’s a great deal of customization that can be done in the browser, but much more is possible on the desktop. macOS and Windows native applications now have access to a wide range of very appealing UI components, and today’s desktop applications can be beautiful and unique.
Art & Logic has been involved with PC application development from the very beginning. From MacApp and PowerPlant on the Mac, to the earliest implementations of MFC under Windows, our developers have evolved with the tools and languages. We retain an authoritative and comprehensive understanding of best practices for macOS and Windows development and actively develop native applications for each platform every day.
The technology scene in the Windows OS world has undergone significant changes, especially over the last decade, and A&L has kept pace with it. We can develop for the Windows Store (aka Modern/Metro applications), for the desktop, or for the web (ASP.NET MVC and/or WCF with RESTful services). Most of our Windows projects are written in C# or C++, but we’ve occasionally used Python, Java, Delphi, and others.
On the kernel side A&L has a long and successful history of Windows system software development. We’ve helped our customers launch innovative hardware devices and have been particularly sought out when performance is critical. Whether it’s optimizing a network filter, or writing an ASIO pro audio stack with a hard 4 ms round-trip requirement, we understand Windows internals and are well prepared to take on “the hard stuff.”
Do you need help with a Windows development project? Contact us for a free consultation.
Art & Logic has been developing custom Macintosh software since we began in 1991. We know the subtleties of the macOS platform because we’ve evolved with it over the years. Our experience includes the following:
- Cocoa and Carbon application development
- Cross-platform development and porting
- Media software, including audio and imaging
- macOS device drivers and kernel-level development
- CoreAudio, CoreMIDI, and Audio Units
Do you need help with a Mac development project? Contact us for a free consultation.
WE STRUGGLED FOR A WHILE TO FIND A SOLID IOS DEVELOPER. WE TOOK THE PLUNGE WITH ART & LOGIC AND ARE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR RELATIONSHIP. THEY HAVE BEEN GREAT WITH DEADLINES, REASONABLE WITH PRICING, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY… HAVE PUT TOGETHER A BUG-FREE APP EXACTLY HOW WE IMAGINED IT WOULD BE.Kevin Wimer
Art & Logic can work with a variety of Linux-related technologies, including the popular open source web technologies. Whether you need a GUI application designed with KDE, GNOME, or a cross-platform application or device driver that works with Windows and macOS, we can help.
Do you need help with a Linux development project? Contact us for a free consultation.
Discussing your project with one of our developers is a great way to begin the process.
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