Open Source

Skill Sets

At Icreon, our open source team members are a group of experienced and skilled professionals dedicated to providing solutions that meet varied business requirements. Within the spectrum of open source technologies we develop solutions ranging from e-commerce (B2B/B2C) applications to web based CRM solutions, to content management systems, travel portals, real estate solutions, large content driven website, SaaS based products, Multilingual Sites, Multi domain sites and learning management solutions among others.

We constantly update our skill sets to keep pace with the latest technologies which include open source applications, frameworks, libraries and Databases. Our team has the experience of working on a wide range of open source technologies.

Our team has demonstrable experience in:

Operating Systems

The solutions that we develop are platform independent and can be deployed on all major operating systems including:

  • Linux (RedHat, Fedora, CentOS etc)
  • Windows (2003 and 2000)

Languages

Over the years we have developed numerous solutions using various open source languages including:

  • PHP 4/5
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • JSP and Servlets
  • Shell Scripting

Databases

We have the expertise in working with a variety of open source databases including:

  • MySQL 4 and 5
  • PostGreSQL 8.x
  • MSQL
  • SQL Lite
  • Pervasive 9.x

Frameworks

Web frameworks aid in the development process by providing a set of libraries and classes of commonly performed tasks. We have the expertise in the following frameworks:

  • Zend
  • CakePHP
  • Code Igniter
  • Ext JS
  • Prototype JS
  • JQuery
  • Ruby On Rails

Rich Internet Applications

Rich Internet applications provide a highly interactive and enhanced browsing experience to users. Some of the technologies that we have worked with and have demonstrable experience include:

  • Flash
  • Flex
  • AIR
  • SmartFox
  • AMFPHP

Off-the-shelf Applications

Open source packages are available either free-of-cost or at comparatively low prices. These applications can be easily customized to suit business requirements thereby lowering development time and leading to higher cost effectiveness. They are easy to install, have secure, flexible and modular architectures and have easy to use interfaces. The various open source packages can be categorized as:

Content Management Systems

Open source Content Management Systems can be used to develop simple websites as well as complex web applications. We have demonstrable experience with the following:

  • Joomla 1.x/1.5.x
  • Drupal 5.x/6.x
  • Express Engine
  • CMS Made Simple
  • WordPress
  • Social Web CMS

CRM Applications

CRM application provides all features and functionality required for organizations to manage their customers and build customer relationships in an organized manner. Typically, all CRM packages include features such as sales, marketing, customer service, lead management etc. The open source CRM packages that we have worked with include:

  • SugarCRM
  • vTiger

Learning Management Systems

Open source learning management systems can be customized to create a variety of e-learning solutions including online classrooms, tutorials, online assessments etc. We have the expertise to customize:

  • Moodle
  • ATutor

E-Commerce Applications

E-commerce applications are ready-made shop carts that cater to all the functional requirements of a store front from managing product details to booking and processing online orders. Some of the shopping cart applications that we have customized include:

  • osCommerce
  • VirtueMart with Joomla
  • Magento
  • Zen Cart

Discussion Boards (Forums)

Bulletin Board applications can be used to set up bulletin boards and discussion forums. Some of the bulletin board applications that we have customized for clients include:

  • SMF
  • phpBB
  • vBulletin
  • Other small Joomla Plugin

Social Networking Applications

Open source social networking applications include features such as profile creation, blogs, comment, messaging system, communication tools etc thereby easing the process of developing and setting up social networking websites. The applications that we have customized include:

  • Social Engine
  • Dolphin
  • Com Builder with Joomla

Recommendations

Working with Icreon has been a wonderful experience. I would like to commend the team for their efforts- in spite of being unfamiliar with the industry the team showed remarkable understanding of my demands which translated into delivery of a class website. I was impressed with Icreon's attention to detail. Before the development process began the team came up with a very detailed project specification - ensuing that both of us were on the same page. In developing the website the specifications were well adhered to - though the team was open and flexible enough to adapt to changes that we wanted! All in all I would like to thank the team for the unwavering dedication in ensuring that the website was delivered on cost and as per schedule


Asheesh Sharma
CMDHealthypeach