WORKING WITH US

Humboldt uses streamlined processes to ensure projects are delivered successfully. From initial consultation through to the final release/distribution, each one of our projects will proceed using tried-and-tested methodology.

Determining your business case.

Consultancy

We work with you to fully understand your business needs. Right from the initial meeting all the way through the lifetime of your project we will establish a relationship with you and work with you to find out what the key issues are in your business process and a solution that is suitable for your business.

Getting to know your business

The first stage in our partnership is to really understand your vision.  To do this we set up an initial meeting with you to discuss your internal processes, distinguish your core values and outline any inefficiencies that do not align with your goals.

Drawing up the solution

Once we’ve ascertained a fundamental understanding of your operations.  We will be in a strong position to work with you to find an appropriate solution to achieve your desired outcome. We provide you with a detailed report identifying the best solution that could transform the way you work.

Don’t just take our word for it

Our clients enjoy working with us, which is why many projects are ongoing, or the result of repeat custom. They’re also happy to endorse us. Here’s what a few of them have said about us, in their own words.

Ian Holloway, technology consultant and project manager at Arqiva.

We worked with Arqiva to develop a cinema distribution system to stream live events from major venues to screens around the country, deliver mainstream film releases and set up a billing system.

“That we’ve worked with Humboldt for about five years is credit to its integrity, which was established from the outset.”

“Open and flexible in their approach, Humboldt willingly suggests alternative approaches and quickly adapts to changes in the project. Communication is essential and it’s one of Humboldt’s strengths. The team readily communicates throughout the project’s lifecycle to its final delivery and acceptance.

“We consider Humboldt as a trusted partner and will definitely continue to work with them.”

Joe Nicholson, Managing Director at Rufilla

We worked with Rufilla to upgrade its client’s thermal imaging cameras so they could address higher capacity media to facilitate extended recording times.

“[Humboldt Solutions] were a key component in making the project [to upgrade our cameras] successful. Fast and flexible, they approached each element in the most appropriate way. This involved meetings, joint investigations, short milestone software delivery, as well as advice on the correct approach.”

“We worked jointly on many tasks so communication needed to be excellent. Humboldt made this very easy and seamless by using online collaboration tools.”

“I have to say, I don’t think we could have completed this project without them.”

Professor Robin Walker, Royal Holloway University

We worked with Professor Walker to develop an iPad application that scrolls text in such a way that it helps sufferers of macular degeneration to read.

“I really enjoyed the relaxed and informal way we worked together with regular communication by email and in person. Most meetings were quite brief and enabled us to develop the ideas and the app [for sufferers of macular degeneration] from scratch.”

“Humboldt then confirmed decisions in writing and gave us detailed costings broken down into stages. Any teething problems were quickly resolved and I had complete confidence in the company’s ability to produce a working app that could be released on iTunes.”

These are just three of our many satisfied clients. If you’d like to join them, call us today on 01276 415787, or email info@humboldt.co.uk to discuss your project on an informal, no-obligation basis.

Designing a solution for you.

Design & Architecture

Decades of experience in technical architecture have enabled us to design highly complex systems, but to also identify simplicity. Working with you in each of the design phases, we help strike the right balance to ensure the best possible user experience.

Interaction Design

By understanding the core usability we design an intuitive interaction flow that works seamlessly for the user. We ensure through multiple iterations and testing of key functions that the resulting product serves its purpose effectively and efficiently.

Graphic Design

All design decisions are made to reflect your brand identity with every icon, logo and theme working together to provide a cohesive visual experience. 

Technical Design

The technical architecture is devised and refined to ensure quick and stable performance across the solution. We use our expertise to strike the right balance between simplicity and complexity, designing the appropriate architecture that delivers the core functionality of the solution whilst providing a solid foundation for future feature additions.

Prototyping

With all design phases complete, we produce a tangible prototype incorporating all functionality to demonstrate that the solution will achieve its intended purpose. This stage allows us to present and discuss with you the prototype solution, giving you the chance refine the feature set. Prototyping is essential to verify proof of concept in advance of the development phase.

Don’t just take our word for it

Our clients enjoy working with us, which is why many projects are ongoing, or the result of repeat custom. They’re also happy to endorse us. Here’s what a few of them have said about us, in their own words.

Ian Holloway, technology consultant and project manager at Arqiva.

We worked with Arqiva to develop a cinema distribution system to stream live events from major venues to screens around the country, deliver mainstream film releases and set up a billing system.

“That we’ve worked with Humboldt for about five years is credit to its integrity, which was established from the outset.”

“Open and flexible in their approach, Humboldt willingly suggests alternative approaches and quickly adapts to changes in the project. Communication is essential and it’s one of Humboldt’s strengths. The team readily communicates throughout the project’s lifecycle to its final delivery and acceptance.

“We consider Humboldt as a trusted partner and will definitely continue to work with them.”

Joe Nicholson, Managing Director at Rufilla

We worked with Rufilla to upgrade its client’s thermal imaging cameras so they could address higher capacity media to facilitate extended recording times.

“[Humboldt Solutions] were a key component in making the project [to upgrade our cameras] successful. Fast and flexible, they approached each element in the most appropriate way. This involved meetings, joint investigations, short milestone software delivery, as well as advice on the correct approach.”

“We worked jointly on many tasks so communication needed to be excellent. Humboldt made this very easy and seamless by using online collaboration tools.”

“I have to say, I don’t think we could have completed this project without them.”

Professor Robin Walker, Royal Holloway University

We worked with Professor Walker to develop an iPad application that scrolls text in such a way that it helps sufferers of macular degeneration to read.

“I really enjoyed the relaxed and informal way we worked together with regular communication by email and in person. Most meetings were quite brief and enabled us to develop the ideas and the app [for sufferers of macular degeneration] from scratch.”

“Humboldt then confirmed decisions in writing and gave us detailed costings broken down into stages. Any teething problems were quickly resolved and I had complete confidence in the company’s ability to produce a working app that could be released on iTunes.”

These are just three of our many satisfied clients. If you’d like to join them, call us today on 01276 415787, or email info@humboldt.co.uk to discuss your project on an informal, no-obligation basis.

Constructing and refining your prototype.

Development & QA

Through effective teamwork and communication, we ensure all requirements are met from the design and prototyping stages. We then conduct a rigorous testing programme which incorporates in-house testing and thorough trialling out in the field.

Automated testing

Using automated testing procedures we will ensure that every part of your solution passes initial feature testing.

Internal Testing

At the appropriate milestone in the development cycle we interrogate the spec of the solution to ensure it functions in the way it was originally intended. We draw up test cases that describe intended functionality and test destructively to make sure it abides by the specification.

External Testing

We provide you with a test-build that functions in your own operating environment. Stress tests using real data sets and real users are vital to reveal any fringe cases where the solution may be poorly optimised. Problems can be identified in the appropriate environment and resolved before final release.

Don’t just take our word for it

Our clients enjoy working with us, which is why many projects are ongoing, or the result of repeat custom. They’re also happy to endorse us. Here’s what a few of them have said about us, in their own words.

Ian Holloway, technology consultant and project manager at Arqiva.

We worked with Arqiva to develop a cinema distribution system to stream live events from major venues to screens around the country, deliver mainstream film releases and set up a billing system.

“That we’ve worked with Humboldt for about five years is credit to its integrity, which was established from the outset.”

“Open and flexible in their approach, Humboldt willingly suggests alternative approaches and quickly adapts to changes in the project. Communication is essential and it’s one of Humboldt’s strengths. The team readily communicates throughout the project’s lifecycle to its final delivery and acceptance.

“We consider Humboldt as a trusted partner and will definitely continue to work with them.”

Joe Nicholson, Managing Director at Rufilla

We worked with Rufilla to upgrade its client’s thermal imaging cameras so they could address higher capacity media to facilitate extended recording times.

“[Humboldt Solutions] were a key component in making the project [to upgrade our cameras] successful. Fast and flexible, they approached each element in the most appropriate way. This involved meetings, joint investigations, short milestone software delivery, as well as advice on the correct approach.”

“We worked jointly on many tasks so communication needed to be excellent. Humboldt made this very easy and seamless by using online collaboration tools.”

“I have to say, I don’t think we could have completed this project without them.”

Professor Robin Walker, Royal Holloway University

We worked with Professor Walker to develop an iPad application that scrolls text in such a way that it helps sufferers of macular degeneration to read.

“I really enjoyed the relaxed and informal way we worked together with regular communication by email and in person. Most meetings were quite brief and enabled us to develop the ideas and the app [for sufferers of macular degeneration] from scratch.”

“Humboldt then confirmed decisions in writing and gave us detailed costings broken down into stages. Any teething problems were quickly resolved and I had complete confidence in the company’s ability to produce a working app that could be released on iTunes.”

These are just three of our many satisfied clients. If you’d like to join them, call us today on 01276 415787, or email info@humboldt.co.uk to discuss your project on an informal, no-obligation basis.

Delivering and distributing your solution.

Release & Deployment

Once an app is completed and fully tested, there is the daunting task of rollout and distribution. We understand that many clients find this part of the process more challenging than design and development, so we make sure we are there to see the job through to the very end.

App store distribution

If your App is bound for the consumer’s hands, we have experience in getting it there.  Humboldt has placed hundreds of apps on Google Play and the iOS Store – we fully understand the complexities of the release process. We will guide you through the specific technical challenges related to each outlet to make sure your app is commercially available with the minimum of delay.

In-house deployment

Humboldt will analyse your existing system architecture to create a robust install and distribution strategy.  We will work closely with you to deliver the necessary staff training as required. Seamless transition, integration and ongoing support is essential to ensure a solution ultimately serves the purpose it was designed for.

Don’t just take our word for it

Our clients enjoy working with us, which is why many projects are ongoing, or the result of repeat custom. They’re also happy to endorse us. Here’s what a few of them have said about us, in their own words.

Ian Holloway, technology consultant and project manager at Arqiva.

We worked with Arqiva to develop a cinema distribution system to stream live events from major venues to screens around the country, deliver mainstream film releases and set up a billing system.

“That we’ve worked with Humboldt for about five years is credit to its integrity, which was established from the outset.”

“Open and flexible in their approach, Humboldt willingly suggests alternative approaches and quickly adapts to changes in the project. Communication is essential and it’s one of Humboldt’s strengths. The team readily communicates throughout the project’s lifecycle to its final delivery and acceptance.

“We consider Humboldt as a trusted partner and will definitely continue to work with them.”

Joe Nicholson, Managing Director at Rufilla

We worked with Rufilla to upgrade its client’s thermal imaging cameras so they could address higher capacity media to facilitate extended recording times.

“[Humboldt Solutions] were a key component in making the project [to upgrade our cameras] successful. Fast and flexible, they approached each element in the most appropriate way. This involved meetings, joint investigations, short milestone software delivery, as well as advice on the correct approach.”

“We worked jointly on many tasks so communication needed to be excellent. Humboldt made this very easy and seamless by using online collaboration tools.”

“I have to say, I don’t think we could have completed this project without them.”

Professor Robin Walker, Royal Holloway University

We worked with Professor Walker to develop an iPad application that scrolls text in such a way that it helps sufferers of macular degeneration to read.

“I really enjoyed the relaxed and informal way we worked together with regular communication by email and in person. Most meetings were quite brief and enabled us to develop the ideas and the app [for sufferers of macular degeneration] from scratch.”

“Humboldt then confirmed decisions in writing and gave us detailed costings broken down into stages. Any teething problems were quickly resolved and I had complete confidence in the company’s ability to produce a working app that could be released on iTunes.”

These are just three of our many satisfied clients. If you’d like to join them, call us today on 01276 415787, or email info@humboldt.co.uk to discuss your project on an informal, no-obligation basis.