We create ambitious and astounding digital products that will solve your business objectives. Every feature implemented in each product aims to increase the value, customer base, and profitability of your business.
Our custom software development portfolio
Every project that we start is unique. Unlike 90% of companies, we love challenges. Want to see how we face challenges and resolve them? Take a look at a few portfolio items where we describe solutions and custom software development for our clients in detail.
Increased customer loyalty in the Baltic region. The product was rated #1 on local app stores and did not receive any negative comments.
Design iOS Android QA
Rated in App Stores
Ex-Marketing and Digital Director at McDonald's Baltics
"I can say that MLSDev was very professional and always accessible. They were always ready to discuss different questions. I'm very happy with the work. I think that was a very good experience."
In close cooperation with Ballistiq, the number of active users increased by 4x after developing mobile apps with a unified design.
Design iOS Android QA
CEO at ArtStation
"We have about three million users on our web platform, and we’ve managed to successfully engage about 120,000 monthly active users on the app. We consider that a successful collaboration."
TC is a food delivery service that needed to update their restaurant tablets with an Android app of their own during the acquisition of a local competitor.
Business analysis Design Android QA
MVP development time
VP of Engineering at Takeout Central
"They uncovered product holes that our own team hadn’t thought of when making the original specifications. They are a wonderful product company and I'd recommend them for anyone in the market for that."
Your custom software development process
Our custom software developers provide solutions that are tuned to meet a project’s timeline and budget by 95% of the initial estimate. Custom software development helps create great and super-stable products by encompassing different services, namely:
Testing & QA
Team involved: Project manager Business analyst Software architect
We dive into your business environment completely
We analyze the market and competitors (if necessary)
We determine an accurate delivery date
We calculate the precise custom software development cost
We optimize your budget
We recommend the optimal technologies for custom software development
We showcase what your software will look like
We lay the foundation for future product growth
During the discovery stage of custom software development, the core task is to evaluate the project and understand your business goals. Based on this requirement elicitation, we come up with the most cost-efficient technical solution and custom software development process to accomplish the set objectives together.
Then, we organize the сustom software development in logical sprints, set up a clear architecture plan, and determine an accurate timeline and budget estimate. Aside from these steps, we take into close account the prioritization of functionality so that the product is broken down into coherent release versions.
According to the specifics and needs of your project, our team forms an individual discovery scheme with corresponding deliveries for custom software development. Once the discovery stage has been completed, you will receive an interactive product prototype showcasing your future digital product and we approve the final UX/UI design together.
Discovery is solid, I’m very pleased so far. We are still in the early stages, but I am pleased with the process and hope we can continue to distill a great product. In summary, transparency, communication, and expertise were the deciding factors in choosing MLSDev.
Noah Wickliffe CEO at MyoStats
Team involved: Project manager Business analyst UI/UX designer
We draw wireframes for the custom software development process
We evaluate and approve the user experience (UX)
We design a clear and attractive user interface (UI)
We create branding for your product (if necessary)
We transfer the final design to the programmers for its employment during the development phase
All of our projects are design-driven, and UI/UX design is an integral part of the discovery stage. As one of our custom software services, we create a design based on your project concept and business requirements, all while keeping everything in line with the project budget and timeline.
The end goal of the custom software development process is to create a user-oriented product with an appealing style. Only this sort of approach to elaborating on the usability and attractiveness ensures that the end-user will fall in love with your product.
Designs are wonderful, precisely what I wanted! I greatly appreciate your approach and what you did to match my expectations. When I show it to someone, everyone just says wow! People are just blown away! We have done something really fresh, fantastic job!
Claire Dishman Founder at Healexir
Custom Software Development
Team involved: Project manager Front / Back-end developers iOS/Android programmers DevOps engineer
We perform regular synchronization with the client
We maintain high coding standards
We arrange regular demos and releases
We conduct frequent code reviews
We perform code refactoring
We set up and maintain CI/CD pipelines
and much more
During this stage of custom software development, the magic happens - we pay special attention to ensure the stability and high performance of the product based on our high software development standards ( iOS,Android, Web Front-end, Web Back-end). Then, our custom software development team continues working on the project by releasing new features to match your business needs.
We follow agile methodologies in custom software development that allow us to track our progress daily in order to match the project's budget and timeline. To maintain this transparency, we use tools like JIRA, Harvest, GitHub, GitLab, etc. Our clients can receive a detailed report about progress at any stage of the custom software development lifecycle.
MLSDev gives us unparalleled speed and agility in Web, iOS, and Android app development. The company is responsive to our changing needs and a joy to collaborate with.
We increase software reliability and user satisfaction
We reduce customer churn rate
We write the technical documentation
From the initial days of custom software development, we have included quality assurance in the development lifecycle (2-week sprints). This means that every new feature developed during this period is audited in detail by hundreds of autotests and manual methods.
Aside from regular functional, performance, regression, usability, and unit tests, we fulfill regression testing to ensure that features that were developed previously have not been impacted by any new software functionality.
The MLSDev team has amazing skills. Everything went smoothly; even when we had a hiccup, they fixed it in a good timeframe. They were always on top of things.
Chief Development Officer at National Creative Industries Group
Why is custom software development important?
Custom software development allows specific business needs to be met
at a competitive price compared with commercial software, and its
modification and maintenance.
Custom software is a purpose-based product that ensures smooth operation. This approach saves time and costs on software set up, support, and further scalability.
Custom software development services provide freedom from commercial vendors and their unexpected increases in prices on software licenses and support.
With software tailored to your business needs, you do not have to worry about scalability - software complexity grows in line with your business changes.
Easy & low cost integration
Custom software development allows for smooth and correct integration with existing digital services and infrastructure in order to match business operations precisely.
Custom software development holds your ownership. This way, you can earn a profit by licensing or reselling it to other organizations based on the project’s conditions.
A custom design helps keep the consistency of corporate style, patterns, etc. In its turn, this approach increases brand recognition and client loyalty.
Off-the-shelf software can’t resolve your business needs?
Custom software development service provided by MLSDev can help you with this
mission. Get an accurate time and cost estimation for your project.
We have cooperated with industry leaders from the US, Europe, and the Gulf Cooperation Council. Aside from large, medium, and small businesses, we are eager to work with entrepreneurs that are just getting started.
Creation of new digital custom business software to support brand image
Possibility to launch new business directions on time
Opportunity to increase market share or expand to new locations
Increase in customer engagement, happiness indices, and, consequently, profit
Cost reduction in software development and IT infrastructure
Optimization of internal corporate processes to cut expenses
Assembly of committed custom software developers into a team to match project’s capacity
Increase business KPIs by applying innovative tools and approaches
Successful and well-planned business expansion to new markets
Digitalization and speeding up of the service delivery processes for a business
Growth of the customer base with the help of advanced software solutions
Increase in revenue with the help of new digital products
Development of custom software solutions to enter new niches
Suitable price-quality ratio for custom software development
Increase in market share with custom product on another OS (iOS, Android, Web, etc.)
Possibility to enhance user experience, user retention, and customer base
Creation of a profound software redevelopment plan with robust technical implementation for greater product competitiveness
Delivery of custom software development to scale your existing business up
Reliable partner covering the technical side of your digital product
Ultimate and high-quality MDP (Minimum Desirable Product) within 3+ months
Cost-efficient approach in MDP development to match budget constraints
Business analysis to maximize product success and competitiveness
Increase in chances to receive initial funding and users
Detailed project concept analysis to minimize risks of failure
Well-thought-out project architecture for further business growth
Custom software development for most platforms
Existing SaaS products can’t solve your business needs? Or, you
want to develop some internal software for your business from
In this case, choosing custom software development services is a
smart option for you. We are ready to help you with the automation
of business processes and activities, as well as custom software
development that doesn’t have an analog on the market.
By using Scrum, Kanban, and Lean development methodologies and frameworks, we act as a reliable provider of functional and stable web products on time, even in a constantly-changing business environment. Our custom software covers a particular demand, is user-friendly, and everything looks stunning.
Unlike many other software companies, we focus on native iOS and Android programming. In the long run, the total cost of ownership of high-quality native software is far cheaper than supporting hybrid ones. We keep track of the latest custom software development and design recommendations provided by Apple and Google, which allows us to deliver effective and high-quality custom software development service for your business.
We follow the growing demand in custom software development for wearables that has been adopted in healthcare, insurance, finance, and other industries. This strategy will definitely raise user engagement with your company. If you are interested in building software for smartwatches, fitness trackers, bands, and so on, we are ready to help you.
Our team has the necessary skill-set to build native products for multiple platforms, even for smart TVs. This allows us to create a complete digital ecosystem for your end-users. Delight your clients with smart TV systems in the peace of their home via custom software development.
Advantages of custom software development services by MLSDev
Certainly, we provide reasonable pricing for our engineering services for great quality, your ideas are safe with us due to a signed NDA, and we give full transparency and comprehensive communication during all stages of custom software development.
But what actually makes MLSDev different from other offshore software development companies?
The level of service delivered incorporates fully-fledged custom software development on time and within budget, based on dozens of completed and cost-efficient projects since 2009
Regular on-site meetings with our clients to understand the business environment and provide software programming services according to entrusted expectations
Local representatives in the US and EU for easier communication
Detailed custom software development planning with product broken down into logical release versions and their accurate estimations
Optimization of development costs to match your budget expectations
Comprehensive market research and target audience identification
In-depth user interviews to create user-oriented interfaces and features
Selection of mature or emerging technologies according to the given business challenge
Ongoing support from our business analyst and software architect
We always challenge our clients and provide consultations for continuous product improvement throughout custom software development
Off-the-shelf software can’t resolve your business needs?
Custom software development service provided by MLSDev can help you with this
mission. Get an accurate time and cost estimation for your project.
Whether you are an individual entrepreneur or multi-million-dollar enterprise, custom software development services are designed to cover your specific business needs. Our team is more than technologically savvy enough to build a digital solution to boost your existing business KPIs or establish a new product successfully.
We can provide top-notch custom software development for most industries while addressing the end-user problems at its core.
We develop healthcare solutions that are compliant with all government regulations like GDPR, IEC 62304, and others.
Optimization of hospital activity
Assistance in diagnosis
Reminders and alerts
Healthcare provider management
Supply chain management
We build social media products of all kinds for different user needs, keeping in mind current trends and best practices.
Networks for consumer reviews
Community platforms and discussion forums
Bookmarking networks and content curation tools
Blogging and publishing platforms
Anonymous social networks
File sharing applications
Highly loaded live-streaming platforms
Social networks for a particular target audience
We create software that takes your services online, helps users receive them quickly, and makes users’ lives more convenient.
On-demand food delivery solutions
Transportation and logistics software
Home cleaning and handyman digital products
Car rental services
Flower and gift delivery software
We create web and mobile software for banks, credit unions, insurance companies, investment funds, and other financial institutions.
Integration with third-party services
Custom self-service portals
Wealth management software
We create custom web, iOS, and Android e-commerce solutions from scratch for small, midmarket, and big businesses.
Dropshipping e-commerce platforms
Service-based e-tailer platforms
Wholesale and warehouse online catalogs
Private label manufacturing software
White label software
Hospitality & Food
We build solutions for hotels and restaurants to help them gain more customers, increase reservations, and enhance management.
Hotel (accommodation) search engines and booking platforms
Hospitality operations platforms for hotel management
Guest experience management platforms
Online booking for tours and activities
Restaurant and recipe management platforms
Discount and loyalty solutions
Self-service platforms for hotel guests
Food ordering and delivery software
Entertainment and Media
We build solutions for the entertainment industry and media to help you provide your audience with constant access to your content and updates anytime and anywhere.
Music and video streaming services
Media synchronization software
News content creation and publishing platforms
Book and document sharing platforms
News and media monitoring solutions
We create solutions for the real estate industry that comply with its standards and ensure full transparency of the processes and data security.
Online real estate auctions
Online home value estimation platforms
Search systems for upcoming open houses
Real estate investment platforms
House hunting software
Software for centralizing communication between buyers and sellers
Solutions for planning floor layouts and room design
Online signature software
We create solutions for travelers to enhance their experiences and help them find their way around new places.
Online ticket booking platforms
Taxi booking and ride-sharing solutions
Vehicle rental booking and virtual tour software
Auto check-in and seat booking products
Services for finding and booking flights
Services for finding and booking accommodations
Platforms for city tours and navigation
Public transportation software
Currency converter services
Hotel booking platforms
Travel search engines
Hotel and restaurant review services
We build efficient solutions for HR and recruiting teams to automate and streamline the processes at all stages of human resources management.
Individual training services
Activity report platforms
Time and attendance tracking for teams
Software for job posting and applicant tracking
Human resource information systems
Experience management platforms
Applicant tracking, recruitment, and onboarding software
Training and documentation tools for employee onboarding
Pre-employment testing software
Staff holiday and leave planners
We develop custom solutions for transportation and logistics companies to improve their business operations and management activities.
Vehicle tracking and invoicing systems
Transportation workflow management solutions
Software for fixed and fluid transit planning
Route planning and optimization software
Public transportation mapping interfaces
Mailroom management & package tracking software
Software for shipping refunds
Software for logistics, transport, and delivery management
Project kick-off options
We can act as a provider of full-cycle custom software development from just the initial concept to the final product launch, improve your existing web or mobile software by adding necessary functionality, enhance the value of your company’s product, and modernize your internal business system.
Custom software development from scratch
Plan Design Development Support Growth
We provide turnkey custom software development starting from the collection of business and technical requirements, as well as setting the project implementation plan, followed by custom design, development, and ongoing support and maintenance.
Custom software development based on detailed requirements
Design Development Support Growth
If you already have well-written documentation listing all project requirements, we can start directly from the UX/UI design stage, followed by custom software development. Nevertheless, initially, our business analysis service provider will review the documentation for its logic and completeness in order to cover any potential discrepancies with your project’s needs.
Existing software enhancement, growth, and support
Improvement Redevelopment Support
If you already have a working digital product that needs some improvement or redevelopment, we will help you with this mission. We can take your product to the next level by utilizing advanced and unique features, innovative technical solutions, as well as appealing software design
Frequently asked questions
What is custom software development?
Custom software development - the process of creating mobile or web-based solutions from scratch to fully match with business requirements, future needs, procedures and stay in tune with the existing environment to solve specific problems and/or boost the company's operations.
Custom software development can also be named a tailor-made or bespoke system that entails creating software from scratch. In contrast, the ready-made systems for development - WordPress, Shopify, Wix, etc. are commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) programs. In some cases, it can be offered for free or have some trials, free versions, or be open-source, but mostly these solutions are produced for commercial purposes.
Thus, custom software development targets narrow, unique, and user-tailored constraints, while COTS is meant to solve some generic or wide user problem. The custom software development approach can be more expensive initially but maintains lots of advantages in the long run like flexibility, scalability, independence, customization, complete ownership, and much more.
When should you choose custom software development over commercial?
When you need to tailor the software to a specific business process or requirement; when you don't want to overpay for the features of a ready-made solution that is redundant in your case; if you want independence from commercial software or need to scale quickly - custom software development is your best choice.
Software creation with commercial builders is more appropriate for small businesses that do not have goals for further expansion and growth, employment of innovative technologies or approaches. For example, services like Magento, WooCommerce, BigCommerce can help you to develop software for eCommerce.
In contrast, select a custom software development approach if you need to utilize the latest tech stack, handle high traffic loads, use custom design and unlimited functionality for a unique and user-friendly interface. Besides, if you need to digitize or expand your business, custom software development provides quick and easy integration with existing infrastructure.
What are the main custom software development benefits over off-the-shelf software?
Custom-created software provides high-end customization in development and design, flexibility, and easy scalability that boosts business efficiency. In fact, you own the software and all of its elements and can earn money from software licensing and sales.
The number one benefit of custom software development is to cover specific business and user needs. This software is easy in scaling and customization once business or user requirements change. With custom software development, you can quickly apply the latest technologies, trends and stay ahead of the industry competitors.
Custom software development is far easier to support and maintain as well as bug fixing and quality assurance. In the longer run, personalized development has a lower cost than commercial software. Besides, such software is created with no load issue and top-notch performance.
In line with custom software development goes custom design, created from scratch with branded illustration and animation elements. Custom software development precisely matches the showcase of the solution on different devices and their sizes. Last but not least, all code lines, design elements, infrastructure, etc. involved in custom software development holds your ownership. This means you can monetize the software, resell it, and in the end, get your profit.
How much does it cost to develop custom software?
The cost of custom software development falls between $60,000 for a simple version for one platform (iOS, Android, or Web) to $250,000 or higher for a fully-featured product with a complex design per platform. The cost for a basic software with the minimum needed functionality ranges from $60,000 to $120,000 per platform. Note these ranges are based on the average custom software development rates - $40 in Ukraine.
The price of custom software development depends on many factors, including number and complexity of features, target platforms, design, the chosen tech stack, complexity of connected APIs and 3-rd party services, created backend and infrastructure, the location, specifics, and rates of the selected IT vendor and many hidden cost drivers. Thus, it is hard to calculate the cost for custom software development upfront. This makes the Discovery phase a valuable step in this process. This saves cost, and with only 10%-15% of the total budget for custom software development, you receive a concrete product backlog listing functionality, design, and architecture plan as well, an accurate development budget.
Note that custom software development does not stop with the release of the solution. This is a long process with consequent software versions, its support and maintenance. The cost to maintain software usually makes around 35% of the total original budget within two next years.
You are more than welcome to contact our Client Relationship Manager for a free consultation, without any commitment from your side, to obtain:
Well-defined vision for your future custom software
Details about our company’s custom software development process, conducted on-time and according to the budget, guaranteed
Quick access to top specialists with the best recommendations for choosing the optimal tech stack
Professional advice about ongoing software growth
Business-side recommendations in line with your strategy
Approximate estimation for custom software development