Discovery to design digital services

We provide a complete lifecycle approach for our app and data services development service, from discovery to design, build and run.

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Key contact

Rick Cox

Regional Vice President Business Development

Alexandria, United States

+1 703 920 7070

We provide a complete lifecycle approach for our app and data services development.  From discovery to design, build and run, we work seamlessly across new concept applications should you wish to explore a new idea, develop apps based on your needs, and support apps for you.

We provide practical research and stakeholder engagement to keep everyone focused on user needs and business value, and we use rapid prototyping to demonstrate ideas and test assumptions quickly. While flexible in our application of Agile frameworks, we have significant experience following Scrum and working to GDS standards, delivering a range of digital services across Discovery, Alpha, Beta and Live phases.

By working across concepts, new developments and legacy applications and services, our expert team have a broad experience of approaches and technologies helping you to reduce your development and support costs.

We work in a secure environment to provide solutions that meet your requirements to add benefits and deliver value for money.  We have an exceptional track record of delivering various software projects. We draw on our expertise in human factors, data analysis, UI and GIS, cyber security and security testing to create tailor-made software solutions that deliver real business value.

App and data services development

User-Centred Design

We use GDS standards and requirements for ease of access in our designs and apply User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) best practices to design solutions tailored to your specific needs.

App Development

We use the latest technologies and tools to design, build and deliver secure web and mobile applications, either securely connected or hosted on your on-site infrastructure.

Cloud-Native Development

We fully support cloud-native app and connected services development.

Quality Assurance and Testing

Our in-house quality assurance and testing capability ensures that all digital solutions conform to ISO9001 and TickIT Plus. We conduct regular IT health checks and remedial actions to maintain integrity, and we use a suite of automated tests to ensure the quality of the application and to provide confidence that updates do not break existing functionality.

Digital Managed Services

From application support to Cloud migration and hosting, we can provide a range of services to suit your needs. We ensure that service availability, performance, capacity, and security of our services are maintained on your behalf and that everything is delivered by a dedicated service desk.

Responsive Design

We code responsive web and mobile applications that give a consistently high-quality experience, regardless of the device used to access it.

Decision Support Systems

We fuse our unique code and data skills to provide in-depth organisational or operations data analysis that delivers valuable management insight.

Cross-Platform Expertise

We provide mobile and tablet development that is cross-device and multi-platform compliant. Key benefits include:

  • A complete lifecycle design, build, deliver and support service.
  • A user-centred design approach that maximises the use of applications whilst minimising the need for training
  • The ability to host directly onto the RLI for the MoD
  • Support for Cloud Native Development on Azure and AWS in public or private Clouds.
  • On-premises development up to “Official Sensitive.”

Concept design

Defining Your Requirements

Our user-centred and agile design approach enables us to capture your requirements, understand the scope of your project, and identify the required technical skills and strategies.

Agile Planning

Project Management and planning of Proof of Concept (PoCs) and Minimum Viable Products(MVPs) require careful planning and communication with all key stakeholders. Our agile planning approach ensures that everyone is clear about what can be achieved within the available time frame, how it will be delivered, and what standard.


We use agile methodologies that are scaled to the requirements of your project and iterate through the design, development, test, deploy, review lifecycle.


We provide iterative delivery to ensure your satisfaction with the direction of each iteration. We can support final delivery and deployment onto your infrastructure, hosting either on our on-premises data centre or on the cloud.

Concept Technologies

From novel user interfaces to testing technology and new approaches, we help you determine what’s possible via rapid development of GIS concepts to VR and AR concepts.

Key benefits

  • Faster development of Proofs of Concept
  • Rapid prototyping to confirm that Applications are viable prior to full development
  • Most cost-efficient product development
  • Ensuring the appropriate use of technologies and platforms prior to full development
  • Easy scalability from concepts to fully-supported production applications and services

Digital solutions

Not only do we deliver digital solutions that are tailored to meet your needs, but they’re delivered on time and to budget. We develop software that directly addresses your requirements to maximise possible benefits.

We begin by understanding your requirements, then build quickly and test and iterate our work based on continuous feedback to create genuinely engaging software using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), visualisation, and 3D tools.

Our independence and breadth of experience set us apart, and we work with a wide variety of government departments and world-class international organisations to solve the toughest digital challenges. Our solutions have included digital services, mobile apps, and Big Data analytics. 

We’re “solution agnostic” and free of any bias about using different technology tools to solve problems. We avoid the  ‘one size fits all” approach to software development and ensure we choose the right solution for you from open source to the licensed technology.

Digital solutions management

Service & Solution Support

Whether supporting you with our software or advising on acquisition, we can provide a complete service desk or software operations support service as well as software changes.

Service & Software Quality

​We develop, deliver and support solutions through effective quality management plans and service delivery based on best practices, industry standards (ISO 9001, ISO 270001) and the latest service and software management tools. Whether assuring the quality of our services and software or those of a third party, we ensure that all software is checked and maintained throughout its lifecycle.