When we work with a client, we become an extension of their business to gain insight into their requirements. Essentially, Vertical Motion can act as a remote IT department, mobile development team, or design house, integrating the goals of its clients while introducing a fresh outside perspective. By ensuring expectations and understanding are aligned before work commences, our team empowers clients to choose the customized solution that will help achieve business objectives. Here are some details on the kind of work we do:
iPad & iPhone Application Development
iPhone apps are often the first that spring to mind, but mobile development in general is booming. iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry are all distinct systems to consider when you are thinking of building out a mobile application, each with their own benefits and limitations.
Vertical Motion offers custom mobile development, and has created applications for clients such as BOMA Calgary, the Calgary Humane Society, and The Fringe Festival.
Every app is different, but we usually pose these questions to interested clients:
- Will all your functionality reside on the hand-held device?
- Will the app need to "talk" to a website or database?
- How big in size will the application be? Are there large sound, graphic, or data files to consider?
- How often will the application need to be updated?
- Do you have an extant web service that can provide back-end support to the functionality and maintenance of the app, or do you need to create that first?
- Is your app intended to reach your community better, or act as a community service?
- What's your business plan with the app? Are you looking to make money on it, and if so, how?
We'd love to talk with you about your iPhone or mobile application. Contact us for a quote.
Marketing & Branding
Vertical Motion can design your identity from the ground up, or work with an existing brand to create strong print collateral and website designs.
We can also ensure the flow and usability of application user interfaces, either from scratch up or on a consulting basis. And we will write or edit anything from taglines to business plans!
Here are some of the specific services we offer:
- Branding: naming, logo design, colour advice, original iconography
- Business cards: corporate, fun, or a combination of the two
- Advertisement: Print & online advertisement, from full-page magazine ads to banner animations
- Corporate packages: branded folders, one-pagers, brochures
- Convention support: large-scale displays, posters, custom handouts
- Mailouts: postcards, powerkards, letterhead, custom envelopes
- Usability reviews: updating & enhancing an existing site or application to improve its interface
Need to put a new spin on your website or application, or are you a startup still deciding what name you want on your business card? Contact us for a quote.
Web Design & Development
Our web design and development work is accomplished with a clear vision for how others will experience it, through every major browser. Websites aren't optional any more, they're pivotal! And the business benefits of globally accessible corporate applications cannot be overstated. If you're unsure of how your website can be "better than brochure," get in touch and we'll give you an overview of your options.
Vertical Motion is:
- Fluent in HTML, PHP, ASP, .NET, ASP.NET, and CSS
- Adept at integrating popular script libraries, from open source to proprietary
- Able to write custom scripts and applications as your requirements or project dictates
- Committed to an online brand experience that aligns with the vision you want your company to present
- Eager to integrate social media to keep your site's content and connection fresh
- Ready to empower clients to maintain their own sites through content management systems (CMS)
- Able to provide secure, reasonable hosting to clients
- Skilled at review, analysis, and providing design and usability recommendations for existing sites
Got a website you need us to overhaul, or still deciding on your URL and host? Contact us for a quote.
Custom Software Development
We design, architect, develop, and test custom applications that not only work closely with your business, but are able to scale with your business. We pride ourselves on quality software that is easy to use and maintain. From desktop applications, to data reporting, to inventory or resource management, to Business Intelligence, we provide quality software that fits your needs, instead of your needs fitting to your software. Contact us for a quote.