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AskIt is offering Software Product Development Services to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) worldwide. Following the mantra of “Innovation is the key to success of any software product”, we have helped our clients in shaping their vision and realizing their goal with optimum ROI.

Product engineering is not about following a set of processes, but calls for lots of experience and expertise. Product development involves constantly innovating new ideas, keeping pace with customer expectations, adapting to ever changing technologies, shrinking time and cost margins and adjusting to transforming engagement models to result in the best software product development. And that is AskIt’s forte.

Drupal  – Drupal is a great framework for building online applications.  Because of the MVC architecture your application can easily be ported to web, mobile and tablets.  The framework eliminates much of the drudgery associated with building applications such as access control, password resets, navigation and templates.  It enables the developer to devote most of their time to focusing on building application functionality.  In addition, there is a wealth of plugins/mods from the development community that make adding functionality a snap.  On top of all of these great benefits, our coders are experts at modifying & building custom plugins/mods to further enhance your system.  Our expertise at PHP as it pertains to Drupal make us a clear choice if you are considering building your application in Drupal.

WordPress is a great environment for managing your content & website.  The framework is accessible to users of all technical skill levels.  Wordpress comes with a lot of themes, templates and plugins, but sometimes you need more.  You need customization that will make your site look and function differently from everyone else.  That is where AskIt can help.  We can create custom templates and plugins that will make your site soar.   Our WordPress programmers can implement your ideas quickly so you can get exactly what you want to appear on screen.

Ruby on Rails is a development tool which gives web developers a framework, providing structure for all the code they write. The Rails framework helps developers to build websites and applications, because it abstracts and simplifies common repetitive tasks.  Rails is written in Ruby, the programming language which is also used alongside Rails. Ruby is to Rails as PHP is to Symfony and Zend, or as Python is to Django. The appeal of Ruby to developers lies in the elegance and directness of the language.

A key principle of Ruby on Rails development (henceforth ‘Rails’) is ‘Convention over Configuration’ (CoC). This means that the programmer only has to write new code for the areas in which their application deviates from the standard.
Another characteristic of Rails is the emphasis on RESTful application design. REST (Representational State Transfer) is a style of software architecture based around the client-server relationship. It encourages a logical structure within applications, which means they can easily be opened up as an API (Application Programming Interface).

Joomla, like WordPress and Drupal, is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.

Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL or MS SQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.
As of March 2012, Joomla has been downloaded over 30 million times. Over 9,200 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources. It is estimated to be the second most used CMS on the Internet after WordPress.

E-Commerce – People build websites for a variety of reasons.  Sites that can conduct transactions have a distinct advantage of linking the website to revenues.  Whether you are processing credit cards or letting your users view their account details online, E-Commerce raises the value of your website for your business. AskIt has been building transaction oriented sites for 13 years.  Our understanding about best practices means that your e-commerce site will be simple, secure, stable and scalable.

We can integrate existing tools like Ubercart, Zen Cart, Magenta or create something from scratch.  We will listen to your needs and come up with a solution that is right for you.

Mobile - Users are accessing systems from a variety of devices & applications.  iPhones, Android phones, kindles, tablets, Game Consoles and of course PCs.  AskIt’s strategy is to make your application as accessible as possible.  That is why we develop our applications using the MVC (Model View Controller) methodology.  By separating out the business logic and data from the interface we can easily port your application to almost any device quickly and efficiently.  By using best practices and documenting code, you know what we build you will be something other developers will be able to work with in the future.