About the Digital Platforms
Digital Platforms is a strategic website design and development company conveniently located in the heart of South Africa, Bloemfontein. We specialise in web, software and app developmentIn 2008, we began operating under “Digital Platforms” and launched a development leg to the business. Today, Digital Platforms consist of a team of 22 geeks operating as a stand-alone business in the Central Media Group. Our services have expanded to include website design & development, social media marketing, search engine optimization, website hosting, e-commerce development and most recently mobile application development. We’re truly a one-stop shop offering a full range of solutions for anyone looking to succeed in their online endeavors.
Here an overview of the services we provide.
We are Web. Let us build your website for you. With years of experience and a great infrastructure, Digital Platforms will be able to provide for all your online needs.
WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT Do you need a website to represent your company? Then you are at the right place! Digital Platforms will create the look and feel of your website as well as programme and code your website based on your business’ needs. Do not spend money on offline programs that do not suit your needs 100%. We have the skills to develop web-based applications, databases, management systems, and more. • Custom built to your needs • Easily accessible by all staff, through desktop or mobile devices • Fully responsive front end and CMS • Share information and data • Different access levels to different staff members
WEBSITE HOSTING If you have a business, you need a website and in order to have a website, you need hosting. This type of service allows you to make your website accessible to the public. Hosting entails registering the name of your website and storing all your website data on one big computer called a server. Your website on the server is called a domain and with a domain you also get domain email addresses. Digital Platforms will create a domain (such as www.digitalplatforms.co.za) as well as relevant domain email addresses (such as firstname.lastname@example.org).
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION This is perhaps one of the biggest mysteries of the web. How do I get my website to rank on Google’s top spot? Well it is a fact, content is king…no one can argue with that. The Digital Platforms team will help you achieve a better ranking in search engine results.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Social media is one of the fastest growing online marketing strategies. It’s also an efficient marketing method to link your website/business with social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter in order to reach more people and generate traffic to your website. This is one of the most effective ways of making your brand part of society.
BLOG DESIGN A web blog can best be described as an interactive site made up of a number of entries about various topics. Web blogging is one of the fastest growing forms of social media and is also called a shared online journal. Blogs provide opportunities for bloggers to form relationships as well as learn, share ideas and do business with individuals with shared interests. Each blogger will have their own individual login, in order to comment on the blog. Digital Platforms can tailor make a blog to meet your needs and interests.
We are Software. With the ever growing number of customers needing personal solutions, online software has become a must. We can custom code your unique online software programme for you.
E-COMMERCE DEVELOPMENT Electronic commerce, or E-commerce for short, generally refers to the online trading of products or services. In simple terms, an e-commerce website is just like a normal website, except this type of website allows you to do business on your website. Additionally, e-commerce websites allow its customers to complete transactions online without ever having to handle any cash as clients will use their credit cards to make purchases. This is a very advanced way of doing business and you should have a very strong brand in order to pull this off.
We are Apps. We offer all manner of apps from android to IOS devices. We also use the latest IBeacon technology that you can use to interact better with your customers.
APP DEVELOPMENT We build, deploy, and manage custom, native iPhone, Android, and iPad apps. We custom design and build your app for you, we also handle all the app store submissions and do a great write up for your app.
Money should never be an excuse to not have your own website. We offer retainer packages for the development and maintenance of your website. If you don’t have the cash up front, we will work out a custom retainer deal for your business website that will keep your website up and running and updated with the latest technological requirements.