There are many software packages that solve a multitude of problems. Many times however they solve a generic problem that doesn’t quite work the way you do.
The first part of having a system tailored to your needs, is the system design. This gives you a sense of what to expect, while also allowing you to get your ideas and thoughts onto paper. You can then get a sense what to expect, before a single line of code is written.
Creating mobile applications is not the same as creating for the desktop. There are many considerations to be made, many of these can only be understood with experience. I have been developing mobile applications for in excess of 10 years targetting primarily Windows Mobile and Android.
These are usually built on both an application framework, while also utilizing some of the many HTML technologies, like HTML5, JSON, Angular, Backbone, Ajax, to name a few.
Creating a database to solve your needs does take a deep understanding of the data types available and how best to use them.
Whether it’s putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, creating system design specifications, application notes, how to tutorials or articles.you can be sure the documents are clearly laid out and easy to read.
Whether it’s exporting data from Excel, or trying to import data into one of the many different databases, I’ve probably had experience of it. Many times data has to be manipulated to ensure an uniterrupted import, for this I have created numerouse application and utilites.
Data Mining and Analysis
Data can contain information that is in plain site, but also much that can only be mined with a deep understanding of data structures and integration. I employ a host of data tools to mine this information and also create my own tools, where non exist, or they do not provide the functionality required.
Sometimes it’s good to get a different perspective on how you are doing things. Many times the smallest of changes can reap the biggest of benefits.