Mercury Development – the leading software development company in U.S. We do apps for iOS, OS X, Android and Windows platforms. Work since 1999.
Years of development
iOS & Android apps
MERCURY WAS FOUNDED IN AUGUST OF 1999
Our first project was for the original US Robotics Palm
In addition to Palm, we were also developing for Windows, which we still do.
While Palm was expanding, we knew Palm OS development could not support the rate of growth we envisioned for our company. In 1999 and 2000, we were also competing against Windows developers who had been programming on that platform for a lot longer than us, so we were looking for a niche.
OS X released
Our developers started learning to program for OS X and advertising the competence, and it has been very successful.
As there were not as many developers with both Mac OS X and Windows skill sets, we ended up getting projects from companies that wanted to develop for both platforms, but did not want to manage 2 outsourced relationships.
New areas of specialization
When building a audio processing app we adapted the voice codec for the platform based on ARM architecture and first tried the development for Microsoft Pocket PC (later developed into Windows Mobile and Windows Phone).
We extended our experience in developing audio-related software by creating plugins for Pro Tools professional audio processing system.
CROSS-PLATFORM APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
One of the examples from 2005 is the application for LED panels management, later employed by Barco — the largest Belgian company working in the sphere of lighting solutions.
DATA STORAGE NETWORK SOLUTIONS PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON PROFESSIONAL AUDIO AND VIDEO INDUSTRIES.
IT COMBINED OUR LOVE OF MOBILE, WHICH WAS WHY WE STARTED THE COMPANY, AND OUR 6+ YEARS OF DEVELOPING FOR MAC OS X, WHICH iOS IS BUILT ON.
WE JUMPED ON iOS IMMEDIATELY AND HAVEN'T STOPPED SINCE, KEEPING IN MIND THE LESSONS WE LEARNED FROM OUR MAC AND WINDOWS EXPERIENCE.
iOS WAS EXPANDING RAPIDLY, BUT WE KNEW THERE WOULD NOT BE ONLY ONE PLAYER IN THE MOBILE MARKET. SO WE HAVE PORTED MANY OF OUR iOS APPLICATIONS ON ANDROID TOO.
We started working on plugins for Apple TV and also gained proficiency in cloud technologies: high load web servers, virtualization, social networks.
WE OPENED THE MERCURY ACADEMY
DEVELOPING FOR CONNECTED HARDWARE AND WEARABLES (KEYPADS, SMART KEY FOBS, FITNESS TRACKERS, ETC.), WORKING WITH BLE TECHNOLOGY.
IN 2013–2014 WE STARTED WORKING ON SEVERAL LARGE AND DIVERSE PROJECTS.
MiMedia – personal media cloud storage with background synchronization of media content; Ecwid – POS and Order Management System with PayPal payments, PayPal Here Credit Card reader and iZettle card reader support. More projects in our portfolio
WATCH APPS DEVELOPMENT
Shots – one of the most recognizable Apple Watch applications (iPhone app appeared a year earlier and was already a huge success).
2016 is in high gear and we explore new directions to keep up with the times and implement trending technologies in our software solutions. Augmented and virtual reality, BLE, social bots and a lot more!