If your web app project needs an army of overseas programmers, that's not us.
MONTE is a ‘special ops’ team of highly experienced, efficient, and cross-trained engineers, designers, programmers, and writers. Because our organization often supports client-facing apps, we consider the big picture, the value chain, and the finest of details. Providing both form and function, our clients appreciate the loyalty that solid apps build with their clients and rapid ROI.
Modern business apps need to look good, perform well, and guide your users through the work flow.
At Monte we develop powerful web applications with intuitive user interfaces and magnetic visual appeal. Our team is intentionally small and cohesive, which allows us to plan, design, and deploy complex systems for clients across the USA. All of our development and design are performed in-house by native US citizens, and our programming lead has 15+ years securing web technologies.
We provide expert development for Drupal-based websites and web applications, including custom module development and migrations. Drupal and Wordpress have been our core toolsets for most websites for many years.
We have been programming WordPress websites for many years, including custom integrations with apps, maps, and databases. We can also advise on whether WordPress or Drupal is a more advantageous approach for a given app or website.
We develop and deploy e-commerce websites on the hosted Shopify platform. This allows small businesses to get the power of our advanced graphic designs without the complex maintenance issues of the open source Magento platform.
Our proprietary NewView software is a powerful document management system. We have many years’ experience designing and delivering web applications for managed file transfer and collaborative file sharing. Our platforms can also be customized for specific applications.
MONTE offers training for various content management and web-based workflows. Our workflows for editing Drupal and Wordpress websites are robust and our trainers thrive on leading users through the editing process. Because we work with these technologies on a daily basis and continually provide training, we remain fluent and patient while we outline the user path through web applications.
Custom Google Maps
Database-driven maps with advanced clustering, symbols, regions, and animations. These maps don’t look like standard Google maps and feature custom graphic designs, tagging, and filtering to manage the display for an outstanding user experience.
Back end programming for content managers has been a core focus of making web technologies useable. We have a proprietary layer of technology that we have branded QuickSite, allowing extreme ease of page setup and editing in Drupal websites. It’s so easy we even have retired sheep farmers using it.
Thought that was it? We're just getting started!
PDF Document Integrations: We have delivered custom PDF document manipulators that allow, for example, the identification of part numbers in the text and hot-linking them to an e-commerce platform. This instantly raises the value of documentation and improves sales of parts and maintenance items for OEMs. We also have extensive background in management and delivery of product documentation, software, and general purpose files.
Software Delivery Systems: Software delivery systems require managing large files and tracking the user behavior throughout the process. We often integrate these systems with support tools like ZenDesk.
Integrations: We regularly provide integrations of various tools that empower the user with greater ease and functionality. For example we have integrated collaborative web apps with sales tools like SalesForce or single sign on tools like Auth0.
General Data IO: We provide tools for getting data into or out of tools. For example, data migrations and support for all manner of analytical tools. For example, we have imported many years’ of police records into an updated Blotter notation system (that we also developed).
Data Mining: We typically use industry-leading R software for analysis of large data sets. Sometimes Python, depending on the application. But in any case, it’s a matter of extracting what you seek from existing datasets, often web-based. We would commonly combine web scraping programs with analysis in R.
Sentiment Analysis: This involves computing scores for statements made by individuals based on the presence of “feeling” words. The statement, “this pie tastes wonderful” would get a score of +1 for “wonderful” while “this coffee is horrible” would get a -1. We often use this with data mining to measure social feelings around brands or ideas, or regions. For example, we documented that the most recent Olympics were viewed very positively in Detroit (a true sports town) whereas worldwide sentiment was neutral at best. This is an emerging area of technology and we are developing proprietary code in R software for brand analysis.
R Software - General statistics programming combined with analysis of text for marketing. For example, we compute sentiment analysis for brands and determine word associations that show how people connect ideas. We often combine this with web scraping to generate a database of human writing for analysis, for example from Twitter.
Apache and Linux: Our web applications all run on LAMP stacks, which we manage and maintain with advanced security methods.
Web Crawling: We develop applications to crawl sites and perform migrations of data and images. For example, one of our websites required moving 12,000 images and related tags into a fresh new Drupal site. That was done quickly with a properly designed crawler.
NGINX: We develop site management systems using NGINX to efficiently develop and deploy websites and web applications.
Amazon Web Services: We setup and configure web servers and services for scalable websites and applications, including multi-server configurations with load balancers.
PHP: Planning, design and development of web applications for a range of purposes – from server-based PDF document processing and delivery to web-based encryption services for international bank collateral management.
SQL and Databases: Everything we do runs on relational, databases, primarily MySQL and derivatives thereof.
Mobile: Our web apps are mobile-focused though we generally avoid standalone native mobile applications.
HTML and CSS: We employ the latest best practices for core web programming and advanced CSS post processors for faster development, such as SASS.
Python: General purpose processing for a range of needs, including image processing and object detection/tracking.
Advanced Theming: We provide both graphic design and theming of websites and applications – including mobile-first approaches with optimized graphics and CSS. In short, it will look good and respond quickly.
C++: Custom embedded controls, including IoT devices integrated with web-based data collection and SMS integration. For example, we developed a prototype Drupal-integrated IoT solution for monitoring the elderly and their home environments. As the data volume grows, machine learning can be added to flag outliers in behavior.
FORTRAN: Just kidding. We don’t really do this anymore, but we recently came across some applications using it, and we’re glad to dig into it as needed. We once built a FORTRAN app to solve partial differential equations modeling chemical reactions in groundwater, and if you are still reading this, you should probably just call us to discuss your needs, as discussions of numerical methods are not for everyone.
We serve markets across many verticals: manufacturing/OEM, robotics integrators, banks and financial institutions, new ventures, communications/custom CRMs, marketing and client management, CAD and engineering services, and nonprofit organizations.
Our history in prototype development and programming goes back decades, when our founder was a young engineering student tasked with building the second prototype vehicle for Saturn’s 2-Door vehicle line (vehicle code 2001). What does that have to do with building web applications? In short, everything but syntax. Endeavors like this requiring careful project management, visualizing approaches, sequencing operations, expert technical communication, and a personal dedication to quality that yield outstanding web applications and prototype cars. That signature dedication to the 'art of building it' rings true for all of us today at MONTE.