Services

Development

Elevating Brands Through Modern Digital Experiences

Our capabilities on the server side lie within the LAMP stack, encompassing Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. We have a wide array of experience in each of those four foundational open source technologies.

For front end/client-side development, we build responsive layouts with HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery. Layouts are tested in all of the major browsers, as well as, Chrome on Android and Mobile Safari on iOS. We also build cross-platform iOS and Android apps.

Development We Specialize In:

  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Application Development
  • Custom WordPress Theme Development
  • Custom WordPress Plugin Development
  • Custom Content Management Systems
  • API and Data Integration
  • E-commerce Solutions
  • WordPress Training

Web Application Development

Each web app we create is custom built to specifications we work to identify/define with our client.

No two web apps we build are alike, but they often share the characteristic of improving existing workflows and processes for our clients. Usually, an app reduces or eliminates the need for manual data entry and opens up data to internal staff by way of real-time reporting.

Through a web app, data can be integrated from outside data sources to speed up information processing.

We build these web-based systems with the future in mind. They can be scaled to accommodate new features and functionality without needing to be rebuilt.

Additionally, we can provide hosting and consulting services to ensure your web app is secure and intuitive. We bring a full breadth of knowledge and experience in creating web apps that eliminate inefficiencies to solve business challenges.

Website Development

A Mile6 site is built true-to-design, with responsive layouts, created to be easily managed by you in WordPress.

We put in the extra effort, every time to build something correctly to give you a quality, well-developed website.

Our collaborative process puts our development team directly in touch with our internal design team or an external design team to create a streamlined, holistic website build.

All Mile6 sites follow modern coding standards and include proper semantic markup. They are built low-bloat with minimal reliance on WordPress plugins to ensure site stability and security.

We perform extensive site testing on all major web browsers and devices before your site goes live to ensure cross-platform compatibility.

After your site is live, we offer WordPress training. It’s important to us that you can manage general site maintenance and make content edits. We are available if you ever need assistance or have questions, but want you to have the tools to make necessary updates when required.

Custom WordPress Plugin Development

Sometimes a project’s requirements require some innovative thinking. If existing WordPress plug-ins are not the right fit for your business challenge, we can create a custom solution.

We’ve developed purpose-driven, fully integrated WordPress plug-ins to serve a variety of needs for our clients. These range in complexity from simplifying the editing of an advanced content block on a website to helping the client manage data pulled from an external data source.

Our custom WordPress plugin development is done responsibly with the future in mind, to ensure stability and compatibility with any new WordPress releases.

API and Data Integration

Instead of keeping data siloed off into separate, disparate systems, creating a data integration system enables connectivity.

We plan a smooth integration that either syncs data in real-time, does periodic “pulls,” “pushes,” or for those integrations that can have sync conflicts, we’ve built a resolution queue giving your team the ability to resolve sync conflicts manually. None of these are cookie-cutter solutions, but carefully planned and mapped out based on well-documented APIs or Application Programming Interfaces.

As a part of our process, we test for potential issues with data quality or reliability. We take the time to identify outlier cases, that while they have a low likelihood of ever arising, even a 1% chance should be investigated.

We’ll also proactively implement logging of integration routines to help troubleshoot any issues that could arise.

E-commerce Solutions

This term is broad, but commonly, E-Commerce Solutions refers to online storefronts.

Often our approach is to implement WooCommerce with WordPress. However, we have experience developing in Magneto, Shopify, BigCommerce, and PinnacleCart.

When a pre-built solution or using an existing platform with customizations doesn’t make sense for you, we evaluate developing a custom e-commerce solution. Often that solution is built alongside WordPress, utilizing its content management, blogging, and other site admin features. Or that solution is using a PHP web application framework, like Laravel or Symfony.

No matter which solution is right for you, every e-commerce build is secure, stable, and scalable to meet current and future demands.

Additionally, we can load test your e-commerce solution before it’s launched to simulate live website visitors to determine the amount of traffic it can realistically accommodate. This testing provides you with a proactive glimpse of what a high traffic event, such as the height of the holiday shopping season, will look like on your website and hosting infrastructure.

Mobile Application Development

We build cross-platform mobile apps that target both Android and iOS devices. Our cross-platform app development capabilities allow each app to utilize a common codebase. This prevents the need to build completely separate apps for each platform and therefore reduces the overall project cost. Our developers work closely with the design team to create an intuitive user interface (UI).

Some Apps We’ve Built…

  • Utilize biometric authentication like Touch ID or Face ID
  • Use push notifications for near instant communication to app users
  • Interface with external, proprietary hardware over Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE
  • Let customers create accounts and view account data
  • Have embedded maps for location-specific functionality
  • Communicate with back office systems to reliably expose data points to app users

An App or a Mobile Website?

We often help clients navigate the decision making process of whether to build a mobile app or a responsively designed website.

Typically mobile apps are ideal when a user has a login capability and their login session should persist on the device. We also lean towards an app approach when the project needs to utilize immediate messaging to the user (via push notifications), content creation, social sharing or user uploaded files.

If the project requirements call for in-depth web-based functionality and the mobile experience is intended to mimic what’s available in the desktop browser, a responsive website is typically the most efficient approach.

Let us know when you’re ready to discuss your mobile ambitions and we’ll see how we can help.