Desktop Application Development Services

Desktop application development - ScienceSoft

Originally started as a purely C++ development company over 31 years ago, today ScienceSoft maintains the traditions of desktop software development while nurturing experience in the web and mobile application development areas.

We offer platform-specific and cross-platform desktop app development services to help you turn a solid software idea into a market sensation, as well as couple your manufactured devices and equipment with complementary software to gain customer loyalty and outdo competitors.

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Our Desktop Software Portfolio

Web Browser with More than 10 mln Monthly Active Users
Web Browser with More than 10 mln Monthly Active Users
Desktop Version of the Popular VoIP Messenger Viber
Desktop Version of the Popular VoIP Messenger Viber
Cross-platform Desktop App for Image Processing
Cross-platform Desktop App for Image Processing
Desktop E-book Library for a Digital Download Marketplace Owner
Desktop E-book Library for a Digital Download Marketplace Owner
ILivid Download Manager
ILivid Download Manager
Stop Procrastinating App
Stop Procrastinating App

Platforms we Support

  • Windows (7, 8, 10)
  • Mac OS (10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12)
  • Linux (Linux Ubuntu 12.04, 14,04, 16.04, Debian 8, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0)

Technologies we use

Putting together customer needs and a vast technological experience, ScienceSoft’s team opts for the most effective technology for every project.

C++ Qt

C++ Qt is the most popular option as it is a number-one technology for cross-platform desktop app development, used by 5 out of top 10 Fortune 100 companies. It allows building high performing applications thanks to C++ capabilities, as well as helps to reduce costs with one source code base for all platforms.


.NET WPF is used for development for Windows platform when a tight and seamless integration of the desktop application with Microsoft products is needed.


Java SWING is commonly applied for maintenance of legacy applications. Though the platform can be used for cross-platform desktop development, applications based on Java SWING are slower and don’t provide a standard GUI on Windows.

Our Technology Experience

C++ department

  • 40 C/C++ developers
  • 31 years of overall experience in C/C++
  • 11 years of the average employee experience
  • 100+ successfully delivered projects

.NET department

  • 50+ .NET professionals (10/5 WPF/DevExpress)
  • MCTS and MCPD certification
  • 13 years of overall experience in .NET
  • 20+ successfully delivered desktop projects
  • Experience in complex desktop projects

Full-Cycle Desktop Software Development

Whether our cooperation lasts through the entire development cycle or covers only particular stages, we aim at maximum benefits for the Customer at every step of a desktop software development project:


Business analysis


Desktop software architecture


UI design


Desktop software development


Quality assurance


Long-term maintenance

Customer Gains

With every desktop application development project, ScienceSoft’s Customer gets a complete set of deliverables, including

  • Desktop application tailored to specific business needs
  • Well-documented source code
  • Full test documentation
  • 12-month warranty
  • Long-term maintenance

Business Challenges Covered

Cross-platform desktop application development

Cross-platform desktop application development

Qt-based development allows our team to deliver desktop software that can run on the majority of operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) with high performance and smooth UX. With cross-platform desktop development, we can reduce project delivery time and cut delivery costs compared to separate development for every platform.

To ensure a new application flawlessly integrates with the user’s system, our team complements every desktop application with a sophisticated installer supporting automated checks and reaction to the installation conditions, such as the OS version, user language settings, third-party libraries, other software, or previous versions installed.

Application updates

Application updates

Acknowledging the need to timely introduce enhancements and fixes to desktop applications, ScienceSoft helps to make the update process seamless and convenient to users. Our team can organize updating at any required level of complexity, including:

  • Entirely automatic checking, downloading, and installation of updates
  • Automatic updating of the previous version, with manual process triggering
  • Complete re-installation of the application

Applications with access to OS functions

Applications with access to OS functions

ScienceSoft ensures high usability of delivered desktop applications by enabling them to support tight integration with operating system functions, such as rebooting the computer, timely blocking access to the Internet, auto-updating applications, incorporating the app’s icons in the taskbar or their functionality into the OS context menu.

Here’s how it worked for a productivity tool recognized for its high efficiency by The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, and the BBC.

Industry Experience

Experienced through the delivery of numerous software development projects for Healthcare, Banking and Financial Services, Telecoms, and Retail, ScienceSoft’s team:

  • Speaks the same business language as the Customer
  • Quickly learns the ins and outs of the project

We blend together industry knowledge and technical expertise to roll out viable solutions that meet industry standards and your business needs.

Selected Projects
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To start cooperation, drop us a line and get a free consultation on how we can turn your app idea into robust desktop software to win new market segments or support your core product.