Software Development

Businesses have Evolved, now it’s time for Technology to Catch Up

The world has changed, and many businesses have changed to accommodate the new normal. Covid has meant many business owners have had to be innovative and adaptable and this has led to many businesses changing their operating practices.

Many businesses have adapted and evolved to service their customers even during lockdowns, and this has led to a change in the use of their technology. Using your current software 2 years ago you might not have had any issues, but if your business model has changed, surely your IT requirements have to?

Many people overlook the importance of getting the foundations right, software development is an evolving beast, our software development allows for tweaks and updates so it will grow with your business, but who could foresee business models changing overnight? Your software that once fit your company like a glove might be starting to feel a little dated and out of touch.

Software development for the team at Devpro in Byron Bay and Ballina is not always about scrapping your current software but developing it to make your business operations as seamless as possible.

Developments in Software are needed with new World Developments

Software that doesn’t work with your business model could be working against you, costing you time and money. You could just need a few adjustments to your current software, or you might find your needs have changed completely.

At Devpro our team of professional and friendly consultants will sit down with you, or talk on the phone, or zoom, and discuss your business and formulate a strategy to ensure you are getting what you need from your software.

Software development is meant to improve the way you do business, and if your business changes and evolves, so should your software. If you want a solution that is outside the box, unique, and works with your business and budget, then we are here to assist you.

Our services are an investment in your business, and software development should simplify operations, reduce manual handling, and provide a platform that can handle the workload required.

The solution of customising software can often sound like a very costly solution, but the team at Devpro in Byron Bay and Ballina can provide a cost effective, tailored solution to your needs.

One simple call to Devpro and we can give you a good understanding of what software development might be required to get your business operating efficiency on track.

Who are Devpro?

Devpro is a well-established and well-respected leading software development company that services the North Coast of New South Wales and Southeast Queensland. Based in Byron Bay, close to Ballina, the team at Devpro gel well together, ‘we are a cohesive team that bounce new and innovative ideas off one another, so we can come up with unique and fresh solutions to companies in the current changing business environment.

Devpro can walk you through the whole process; through consultation with our customers, we ensure the end result will be worth the effort many times over

Call Devpro today!

As the world has changed, it might be time to review your software needs. Call the team at Devpro on 1300 911 601 in Byron Bay, close to Ballina for a business consultation.

Our workplaces have changed, now it’s time for our technology to catch up.

Software Development

How Your Business Can Benefit from a Customised Software Solution

Devpro in Byron Bay has helped businesses grow, expand, and work more efficiently with customised software development solutions.

Why tailor your work processes to your software when we can tailor it perfectly for you and your organisation.

For a full end-to-end software development solution, call the expert team at Devpro in Byron Bay.

What is customised software?

Customised software is designed by Devpro to better enhance your business. We look at how your business operates, and we ensure the functionality of your software enhances your processes and works with your business. Off the shelf software packages are not designed to meet your specific needs; their generic approach can be useful, but as your business grows and evolves, tailoring a customised software solution can save you time and money.

What are the advantages of software development?

Enhances your business processes.

Every business is different and off-the shelf products cannot possibly cater to the needs of all businesses. Align your business practices and processes with your software and see how seamless your organisation’s operation can be with a customised software solution.

Tailored and reliable growth

It is easy to outgrow off the shelf software, with a customised software solution from Devpro in Byron Bay your software grows with your business. Devpro provides a reliable solution that takes your business practices into account, but also future growth demands.

Your Software, your Way!

Working from home is made easy with a customised software solution, we can also tailor and app to give you ease of access wherever you might be.

Seamless Processes.

Business processes rarely work in isolation, and the flow of information from one department to another can often be tricky. Provide your employees with seamless work processes and highlight efficiency in your business. Do not put up with clunky and manual processes, get a customised software package.

Safety First

When designing your software Devpro can consult on the best security practices for customer information; we ensure that all security protocols are chosen specifically for your business demands.


You might be surprised at how cost-effective a customised software solution from Devpro is. Not only is a customised solution affordable, but it will also end up saving you money in time and general IT requirements.

Yes, you might need increased capabilities as your business grows, but we can design your software so we can enhance it when you reach the next phase of your business growth, so we can do as little or as much as you need and as your budget might dictate.

Your Byron Bay Customised Software Experts.

A customised software solution from Devpro in Byron Bay is a great way to enhance your business.

A simple call to us on 1300 911 601 and we can start to understand your business and what you truly need from a software package. We are seasoned experts, and our team love rolling up their sleeves to work out the best solution for you and your business; we look at your system challenges, and how we can help better meet your businesses’ needs.

If you want a friendly and knowledgeable team that thrive on building unique and specialist software packages for businesses, then you have come to the right place. Devpro in Byron Bay are your software development team.

Software Development

‘You’ are at the Centre of the Software Discovery Process.

Every piece of software starts with an idea, but for it to get legs and be successful you need to build the right team around you to ensure it is executed properly.

The foundations to developing software is getting the right team, and Devpro in Byron Bay are a team that work tirelessly to ensure you get the software you want and need.

At Devpro we believe communication is key and ensuring all stakeholders are on the same page. All stakeholders need to understand the budget, the timeframe, the expectations of the software, and the limitations that might prevent the idea moving forward or might take it in another direction; all this should be found in the software discovery process.

We are Here from Start to Finish

At Devpro in Byron Bay we have a dedicated team that will support you from fruition to delivery, we believe in working closely with our clients so we can highlight areas that might require more discussion. 

At Devpro, we employ a 360-degree approach to the Software discovery process, we want to get your ideas, but we also need the technical gurus to weigh in on how feasible the idea is, and we take the idea to the end-user; after all, why develop software that no one wants and/or needs? Getting a clear idea of how the market feels about the software that is being developed is vital to its success.

Devpro Takes the Time to Understand their Client’s Needs.

Devpro wants you, our client, to be the focus of our software discovery process. We need to build the software that you want, it needs to function in a real way, and in the way you need it too, so we ultimately need you in every part of the process.

We encourage all our clients to test-drive their ideas in the marketplace to gauge their reaction; then we can assess, redesign, and redirect if needed.

We Cover All Our Bases.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States

Preparation is vital in success, and the discovery process is the client’s chance to give all the details about their idea, this is where other parts of the team discuss their viability, if something can’t be achieved, or needs to be reworked, this is the time to discuss it. An idea without planning will not succeed, and at Devpro we have experience in driving ideas forward.

Bring Your Ideas to Life!

The software discovery process is where we bring your ideas to life, so stop thinking it and start doing it. We want you, our client, to be in the driving seat; Devpro in Byron Bay are your vehicle to drive you to success. Let us guide you forward. Call 1300 911 601 and start your software development journey with a team that prides themselves on excellence through their meticulous dedication to making your idea work.

Software Development Tips

Agile vs Waterfall development

One of the first choices you will make for your software development project is which development methodology bests suits your requirements. There are several development models but usually revolve around 2 main types, Agile and Waterfall.

So, what’s the difference between Agile and Waterfall, and which of the two approaches is better for your project?


Waterfall is a linier project, when the exact specification of the software is determined at the beginning of the project and those requirements are delivered at a fixed price. This is similar to how you would construct a house, first with an architect to design the house, then with various teams of trades to build the house in a specific order. Relative to this analogy changing your mind about the placement of doors and the size of rooms after construction is likely to be expensive and time-consuming.

Waterfall projects require a significantly more time planning, for contract administration and risk variations for any evolving requirements.  You can expect the entire waterfall development to take longer overall than agile, and you will receive your product at the end of development.

Software is not like a house

Although this methodology may work well for smaller projects or for projects with very clear specifications and deliverables, in our experience software development can be more like a journey or living ecosystem which adapts and develops with the business.  Although stakeholders may have a clear vision of what they want from their application, in many cases improvements will be made once their vision is put into context. In this case and many cases, it’s nice to get a feel for the product along the way.


Agile is the most popular software development model, and for good reason with a lower failure rate (21% for waterfall vs 8% for agile).

Agile enables you to break the project up into smaller pieces, then to test, deploy and start using those pieces as soon as possible.

Any development, including agile will start with a discovery however when using agile we would obtain a vision and a wish list to build a general concept and plan for your overall project. We could then prioritise these segments based on both the high value components for your business and the functional requirements for those components. Along the way, we ensure that every piece is managed with your long-term goal in mind to mitigate the risk of revisiting the previous development segments.

In the agile scenario we spend less time up front planning, deliver functional components sooner and at a lower cost overall. As each component is built and your vision comes into context, we have the flexibility to adapt with your business requirements as they evolve.

Software Development

What is a discovery

Discovery is an opportunity to discuss your unique business objectives that define the software features to support it, the technology required and the level of automation they provide.

That is why software development projects are always preceded by the so-called Discovery Phase.


Discovery Phase is the initial stage of a software project which involves business analysis and requirements elicitation, technology stack choice, cost estimation and project planning. Its main goal is to ensure a development team is 100% on the same page with your business goals and know how to bring your software idea to life in the fastest and most efficient way.

The discovery will enable us to look holistically at your development project and to account for your most ambitious goals when building the core design for your system. We don’t want to get halfway down the road of development and discover something which fundamentally changes the design already built.


Discovery’s major purpose is to ensure you are moving in the right direction and understand how to transform your business requirements into high-performance code.

Like other phases of software product development, however, it is designed to produce tangible results. What are they?

Depending on the project, and the level of discovery some of the deliverables may include:

Functional requirements. A detailed description of all the functions performed by a software system which is written by and for developers (“the user account screen features a profile picture and several fields where personal data including name, phone and credit card number can be entered and edited”).

Non-functional requirements. These include usability, performance and maintenance requirements explaining how the system is going to facilitate the processes outlined in the functional requirements section.

User stories. A detailed description of tasks a user can do with the software solution which is written from a user’s perspective.

Sketches and wireframes. Creating “skeletons” of a website or app page is a great way to outline UI design requirements, specify navigation logic and determine how screens will be linked to each other.


A software discovery meeting will typically be arranged with key stakeholders from each of the relevant departments from which users of the software will operate. This enables each department to contribute their key requirements for the system, as well as personal preferences around operation and workflow.

It is important for all stakeholders to be involved as this can highlight differences in expected outcomes.

Technical personnel with knowledge of the current computer systems relevant to the project are also invited for the purpose of building technical specifications around data and scaling requirements.

The time and schedules are maybe difficult to accurately define but are usually relative to the scale of the development project. We would typically provide estimations on a case by case basis after preliminary discussions with project leaders in the organisation.

A typical discovery session would usually occur in the following format:

• Introduction to discovery

• Requirements overview

• Department requirements / wishlists / user stories

• Concept design suggestions / feedback

• Finalisation and wrap up including summary of project understanding and expected deliverables.

If you have any questions or would like to know how we can help you expand your possibilities, contact us now here.