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Collaborative Mobile Development and QA since 2001

Founded in 2001 as one of the world’s first mobile app development companies, OpenPath has a tradition of innovation. We are a passionate team of veteran developers, designers, and testers who partner with you to deliver outstanding mobile software and solutions. With development, design, QA, and management under one roof in Annapolis, Maryland, we excel at communication and efficiency.

Our mission is to help you excel in the highly dynamic and competitive world of mobile technology. Thank you for spending some time on our web page. We invite you to learn more about us by browsing this site, by calling our offices at 1.410.897.0406, by emailing us at info@ openpathproducts.com, and by visiting our Facebook page.

Strategy

OpenPath helps translate your vision into execution through our unique understanding of technology, business, and mobile. We brainstorm with you to bring new ideas to the table and craft strategies that meet your schedule, budget, and business objectives. Ideation, white boarding, storyboarding, prototyping, and detailed specifications are all important steps in the process. We apply well-honed listening skills, clear communication, enthusiasm, humor, passion, and years of experience to each of these steps. The result? A clear and open path to bringing you well planned and well executed software.

Ideation

We have built and tested many hundreds of applications across every major genre: games, video, news, weather, health, sports, and more. Our CEO, CTO, and engineers hold multiple patents in wireless and we even help our clients write their own patents. We love mobile and we love to share our ideas and feedback. Our entire office space is designed to facilitate communication and the exchange of ideas. We invite you to visit and ideate on your next great thing.

Architecture

There are many ways to architect systems and one size does not fit all. A software architect must weigh the pros and cons of public clouds, private clouds, dedicated servers, Java, .NET, Javascript, native, HTML5, middleware, proprietary middleware, and third-party components when designing your solution. Technical merit, available budget, time to market, app longevity, and maintenance costs must all be weighed. Since 2001, we have advised some of the world’s largest carriers and content publishers on their system architectures. We bring this experience to every project.

Requirements Analysis and Software Design

Your project is unique. We understand that some projects can be built from a diagram on the back of a napkin and some require rigorous analysis and design. Our team is comprised of careful listeners, rigorous thinkers, precise communicators, and experienced developers who collaborate with you to “measure twice and cut once”.

UX and UI Design

Your project should be breathtaking. Our artists work closely with you and our developers to develop beautiful experiences and interfaces that meet your budget and technical objectives. With our artists, designers, and testers working under one roof, we can readily leverage the unique skills and perspectives of the whole team to create a holistic design.

Development

Your project should use the right tool for the job. OpenPath's entirely U.S.-based development team is well versed in multiple wireless technologies so that we can apply the right approach for your project. Veterans in native iOS and Android, HTML5, Hybrid, Android NDK, ffmpeg, OpenGL, and middleware tools, we carefully select the toolsets to meet your business objectives.

We excel at innovation. Starting as one of the world’s first mobile app developers for SMS, WAP, J2ME, and BREW, we have consistently embraced new technologies to become experts in iOS, Android, HTML5, Tizen, smart watches, smart TVs, and streaming video. We not only design and write original software, we are also experts in code maintenance and porting of existing apps.

Video on Demand and TV Everywhere

We have been writing video-enabled mobile applications since 2004 and are one of the most experienced developers in this ever growing market. Experts in Ericsson Media Room and Media Reach technologies, we have written TVE and VOD apps for cable companies, media providers, movie studios, weather stations, news aggregators, health organizations, and sports networks. Our video solutions target phones, tablets, Set Top Boxes, streaming dongles, DVD Players, Smart TVs, and more.

Video Products

In addition to custom development, OpenPath also offers an innovative out-of-the-box consumer video engagement solution that presents YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media content in a brandable Android, iOS, or HTML5 app. Please download our brochure to learn more.

Wearables, IOT, and Connected Development

In 2003, we wrote one of the first mobile applications (“Pinball Factory”) to connect mobile with User Generated Internet Content. Since then we have continued to innovate in the world of interconnected smart devices, In addition to writing smart watch apps, we also write Alljoyn-enabled and Media Room-enabled TVE Companion apps, integrate with Smart TVs, and interface with bluetooth beacons and sensors

Platform Conversions

OpenPath was one of the first companies in the world to provide platform conversion services. Whether converting from J2ME to BREW, iOS to Android, or Android to Smart TVs, we know how to preserve the essence of the original application while maximizing the capabilities of the target platform.

Code Analysis and Maintenance

Proper maintenance is critical to the long-term success of your software. But it is not for everyone. Many development teams want to move on to new projects rather than maintaining and updating “legacy” projects. And yet often those legacy apps are critical to business needs and need careful attention and continued support. We can support such projects. We’re very good at code maintenance and we show your project the same love and attention that you had when building it. AT&T has kindly provided a write-up of OpenPath's code development and analysis capabilities using their excellent ARO tool.

Smart Partnering

Your project should have a responsive, experienced team who cares as much as you about its success. The team should communicate well and have the tools and know-how to turn an idea into product. It takes years to build a solid development and QA team who can do this. Our developers and testers have earned their 10,000 hours working together in the trenches of mobile development. You can leverage our team to help you bring better products to market faster.

Quality Assurance

Your software should work well on many devices and under the most adverse conditions. At OpenPath, we believe Quality Assurance is every bit as important in the process as design and development. We are privileged to have one of the most experienced QA teams in the industry. With each tester averaging over four years at OpenPath and testing thousands of builds, we understand what it means to deliver quality software.

Every project is assigned a veteran QA lead who crafts a testing strategy to meet your business, technical, and scheduling requirements. Our comprehensive QA services include writing test plans, automation, adversarial testing, network diagnostics, security audits, store submissions, store monitoring, and proactive QA on new devices and operating systems.

Device inventory

The mobile world is exciting because it changes and grows so quickly. Every major device platform has multiple OS versions and uses a variety of chipsets, displays, and form factors. Software must be tested across these various configurations to ensure consumers have a positive experience. Since 2001, OpenPath has acquired over 1,500 devices to perform our QA services. We understand that quality deliveries require a comprehensive testing strategy that includes multiple devices and form factors. Our team works with you to define an optimal QA approach balancing coverage and cost.

Advanced Tools

Our veteran QA team is supported by advanced tools. We track all projects and issues in a custom tailored workflow system which is accessible to our clients. We use automated tools to verify client/server APIs and to perform overnight regression. We use key mashing tools to simulate extended adversarial application usage. We use a sophisticated monitoring tool to measure the actual battery amperage drain from your application. We use specialized proxy servers to measure and monitor network usage. We work with AT&T’s ARO tool to perform deep networking analysis.

Continuous Support

Our QA team is engaged from start to finish and beyond. We help prepare store submissions, we monitor market feedback, and we make proactive suggestions to keep consumers engaged. With mobile software, the path does not end when you submit a build to the market. The adventure just begins … and we're in step with you the whole way.

More

OpenPath's roots began with SMS and the Wireless Application Protocol, which provided the first forms of interactive mobile data for phones. We created two software tools, DataBow and the SMS Testing Suite, which are still in use today and continue to have a variety of uses in many aspects of mobile application development.

DataBow

DataBow is a Rapid Application Development Tool and Server for creating interactive SMS, WAP, , and network service. Using a graphical authoring environment, non-programmers can quickly create sophisticated 2-way interactive services for mobile devices. DataBow includes a simple programmable API and built-in support for accessing databases, SOAP, JMS, Telnet, XML, and HTTP content using SMPP, SNPP, SMTP, and WAP. Download the DataBow brochure.

SMS Testing Suite

Our SMS Testing Suite helps developers to successfully test SMS applications by providing tools for testing SMPP, SMTP and HTTP messaging. A SMPP Handset simulator simulates the activities of a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) using the Short Message Peer to Peer (SMPP) protocol. The suite includes many SMPP and SMTP simulators, including a 'Bad SMSC' simulator that emulates common operational problems in a carrier's network. Download the SMS Testing Suite Brochure.

Solar Power

OpenPath is also an advocate of solar technology. We installed 88 solar panels on our roof and wrote monitoring software to analyze solar power generation, usage, and projections. To support our GPS and automotive development, we acquired a Nissan Leaf pure EV car, which is charged at our building with excess solar energy. As a benefit to our employees and friends, we are also members of Geostellar solar community.

Contact Us

Sales:
sales@openpathproducts.com
Info:
info@openpathproducts.com
Phone:
1.410.897.0406
Fax:
1.410.897.0409
Address:
2065 Generals Highway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
USA

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