Melon has been consulting, designing, developing and maintaining web sites and applications since 2001. We're constantly growing in number and now housing over 100 web developers accross top technology platforms, accumulating a compelling level of expertise in each of them.
The majority of Melon's web applications and platform development projects were implemented using .NET. We’ve been tied to the platform since version 1.1. Projects nowadays are based on Web Forms and MVC Framework. One example of our work is a leading online restaurant booking platform Bookatable.com.
Our leading open source web development platform is PHP. Melon’s team has experience using many of the numerous frameworks, most notably Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter and CakePHP. An illustration of our PHP work is one of Europe’s top photo sharing platforms – Fotoalbum.eu.
This versatile programming language has gained significant traction in the past years. Most of our experience is related to the Django framework. We have gained complelling knowledge through using Python as an instrument for online game development, where we have been working on large projects for several years.
Melon’s web development team quickly picked up on this high-performance platform as a well-founded server-side development solution and gained experience with the now widespread Node.js and Express frameworks.
The enhanced HTML framework has become an industry standard used by all top software developers (including Google) for mobile and web applications alike. Our team has extensive experience in development projects for all applications of AngularJS.
Melon's front-end team has abundant experience in the growingly mature and versatile presentation layer technologies like HTML5 and CSS3. At this point, we have accumulated exceptional knowledge in responsive design and related libraries (Bootstrap, LESS and others).
Melon has been a part of the mobile apps ecosystem long before the introduction of the iPhone in January 2007. As the industry flourished and expanded, so did our mobile development teams. We've worked across all major platforms. The mobile projects and own products at Melon is a three-digit number and the variety is no less impressive - from simple apps to enterprise solutions and complex technological implementations.
Melon has developed a variety of apps on this platform since its dawn. Our strength is in: 1) location-based development where we have experience with the new fused location and activity detection; 2) client-server communication using libraries like GSON, Jackson, Volley, Apache, and others, while we also have sound knowledge in ORMs, for example OrmLite; 3) game development based on andengine.
We have been an active part of the iOS development community since 2007. We have experience with Swift, Objective-C, Core Services, Media and Cocoa Touch frameworks, developer tools (Xcode), and workflows (both manual memory management and ARC, profiling, unit testing, continuous integration, provisioning, distributing and submission to the App Store). Our specialized expertise is in areas of location-based development, as well as iBeacon technology. We also have solid experience in game development with SpriteKit.
As a certified Microsoft partner, Melon's dived into the mobile OS market right away and has been active ever since. Our apps were among the first and best-selling in some of the categories on the Windows Store and have also won several national and international competitions. We are apt in both designing and developing compelling apps, stretching the technical capabilities of Windows Phone devices (phones and tablets alike).
For certain mobile applications it's become faster and more cost-effective way to reaching the market and the users by directly developing their app for multiple platforms and devices. There are a number of platforms that are becoming increasingly good options and Melon's teams are keeping on top of those that proved to be most successful in the industry.
After experimenting with different cross-platform mobile app building solutions, PhoneGap has proven as the overall favorite for our developers. Specifically, besides creating mostly presentational apps, we have also integrated Cordova libraries within native iOS and Android applications, as well as Windows desktop solutions.
One of the first development platforms we’ve used at Melon was Flash, later Flex and now Adobe AIR. Despite late Jobs’ comments, our team has proven that there is a place for Flash on mobile and it’s mostly advantageous in cross-platform development. We have built everything from simple apps to enterprise solutions and games for both Android and iOS. Melon is very comfortable with the platform and its native extensions.
This relatively recent cross-platform development platform leverages the .NET framework and C# codebase to compile for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Melon has built database driven application modules using SQLite with server synchronization and MindScape's LightSpeed .NET ORM. Our rich experience with Microsoft's development stack helped us get familiarized quickly, although most of the user interface hardships of cross-platform development still persist.
Building upon the latest SharePoint 2013 support for HTML5, all latest browsers and mobile devices compatibility, we have extensive experience in both implementing fluid and complex graphic designs, and catering for all screen sizes and device form factors. Touch, mobile, responsive, asynchronous user experience - when it comes to styling, SharePoint has its peculiarities and Melon is here to help with the challenges.
In contrast to typical web development, SharePoint offers a broad range of ready out-of-the-box components that provide rich functionality and support detailed customization. We can help you get the most of your SharePoint investment by designing and implementing your business processes and collaboration needs when it comes to document management, corporate social, project and team collaboration, customer support and issue tracking, marketing and product sites, training and certification, and more.
Every now and then, out-of-the-box SharePoint will come short exactly where you need it and only using server side code can get you there. Traditionally, Melon is very strong with the Microsoft technology stack and SharePoint is no exception since 2007. We have developed numerous solutions using bespoke webparts, features, fields, forms, reports, charts, workflows, timer jobs, web services, etc. implementing specific business requirements or interfacing to external systems via BDCS, SOAP, or REST. Lately a lot of interesting integrations involve cloud hosting solutions and Office 365.
it's used for anything from basic animation and motion graphics, through e-learning courses, to sizeable games and cross-device (including desktop) business applications, Flash and Flex have been a good friend in need for a number of diverse requests from our clients. There are very few secrets, if any, for Melon’s team when it comes to Flash and Flex.
Melon has very rich experience in .NET Windows Forms, Silverlight and WPF. We have also developed MAC OS X desktop applications mostly for enterprise solutions and specialized industry use.
Melon's developers have worked on various database technologies, mostly Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL and MongoDB. Our senior engineers often consult clients on the database and system architecture, while at times even taking lead on business intelligence tasks.