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Application Development


Is that a light bulb over your head or are you just happy to see us?

Is that a light bulb over your head or are you just happy to see us? If you need help turning your concept into a custom application that will work hard for your business, we’ve got just the experts to do it. OST has over forty senior-level application developers with hundreds of combined years of experience in software development, but they also know how to step back and help you develop your business. In fact, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, we are the #1 ranked application development practice in West Michigan since 2010. We are also a Certified Microsoft Partner and Xamarin Certified Developer. 


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We’re able to employ a variety of innovative methodologies, building a system architecture that truly supports your needs. 

  • Domain Driven Design 
  • Onion Architecture 
  • Model View Controller (MVC)  
  • Model View View Model (MVVM)  
  • Content Managed 
  • Practical Agile 
  • Lean Startup 

Looking for help? 

You need strategic thinkers who will really listen, synthesize the information and help move things forward. 

Got a problem? 

A solid planning team can help you define the difficulty and build a fruitful solution. 

Have an idea? 

We’ll dig in, explore the possibilities and figure out what it takes to make that brainchild a reality. 

Know what you want? 

Cool! Let our assessment gurus do what they do best and you help achieve those goals.  

Want results? 

Who doesn’t? Our OST team will help you iterate a solution that delivers the best outcome. 

Need support? 

DevOps is here for you with all the service, stability and Grade A support you’ll ever need. 

“The new mobile scanners empower our employees to better service guests while providing significantly enhanced experience for riders and staff. OST listened carefully to our needs, made relevant suggestions and was a true partner in developing this solution.”

Janette Smrcka 

Information Technology Director, Mall of America

Case Studies

W.F. Whelan Company is a certified, full service Third Party Logistics (3PL) broker with over 35 years of experience in the industry.
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Spectrum Health had an existing patient portal called MyHealth that, while serving many customer needs, had issues such as: difficulty with expansion and trouble with mobile devices.
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Air-Way Manufacturing approached OST to help bring technology to bear in addressing the evolving needs of their business given a changing competitive landscape.
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Mall of America planned a new marketing and customer engagement strategy for summer 2015 that involved the use of an MOA-branded food truck at various locations and dates around the metropolitan Twin Cities.
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Cyber Solutions Technologies had a vision to enable mobile users to safely and securely store their private information on their mobile device.
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Great Lakes Scrip Center needed a mobile optimized version of their website in order to add a mobile “wallet” capability to their existing gift card business.
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Thomson Reuters had an eight-week procurement lead time for data center equipment (servers, storage, and network gear), from the time of capital approval to complete systems readiness (loaded and tested).
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Great Lakes Scrip Center had separate web applications serving their two core customer bases: their member organizations (B2B) and the family users (B2C) that purchase scrip from those organizations.
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HeathCo contacted OST to add globalization to an existing iOS and Android application. The app needed to have compatibility with English, Spanish, French, and Simplified Chinese to be beneficial to all customers.
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Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Their 150,000+ employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings.
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Shape Corp. came to OST looking for a highly customized employee portal. SharePoint wasn't solving their communication goals globally.
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The Mall of America's ticket scanning system needed to be replaced with a new system that allowed for more flexibility and better features in how guest tickets are scanned.
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An international corporation that sells conveyor systems and other warehouse products that range from highly complex scanning systems to solutions for mom and pop shops.
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ReindeerCam had generated a great deal of interest through word of mouth and various social media sites and was looking to build mobile apps that they could sell in the Apple App Store.
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Summit wanted to enter a new market and needed a more scalable Learning Management System (LMS) for training delivery. Their legacy LMS was not architected to support multiple customers.
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FTC&H initially contacted OST to upgrade their custom SharePoint-based proposal system from SharePoint 2007 to 2010.
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Many of Dematic's employees work in the field at their customer sites. These employees also have modern smartphone and tablet that are connected to the internet.
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