Devtorium Offshore Software Development Company: Progress Report 2023

As an offshore software development company, Devtorium did not escape the turmoil shaking up the global economy today. However, no matter how trying the times might be, we firmly believe that investing in people is the best way for any business. That’s the core of our values, and we are proud to say that putting our trust in our employees has never failed this company. We can see evidence of it when looking at the 2023 company performance report results.

This year was wrought with conflict, and many businesses struggle with the volatility of markets and economic downturns. Devtorium also faced many challenges during this year. However, we are happy to say that the year’s results are positive despite it all.

What We Achieved as an Offshore Software Development Company in 2023

  • Devtorium started five new projects in 2023, engaging 40 developers and other technical professionals. The projects come from a range of industries, including Health and Education.
  • Over the year, our company welcomed 14 new specialists. Our teams grow, and we actively search for new talent when the projects demand it. You can always find a list of our open vacancies here. If there isn’t a suitable position at this time, leave your CV using the form on the page. Our Recruiting Department will reach out to you when we have an opening.
  • To ensure that Devtorium developers master cutting-edge technologies and can offer top-quality services to our clients, our company launched a Research and Development Department. This department is currently focused on NLP, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks Training. Developers working within the R&D Department also study Python and contribute to our AI software development services greatly.
  • According to our project statistics, React, NodeJS, .NET, and Angular are the most popular technologies today. However, the interest in no-code development services is also growing. This year, we had some clients interested in developing solutions using Bubble.io.
  • Devtorium launched two in-house solutions in 2023. One is an ERP system that mainly serves our Accounting, HR, and PMO Departments. However, all our employees use it to track working hours on various projects and manage leave requests. The solution is created using the Bubble no-code platform, and it’s constantly evolving. The second in-house project we launched is a CMS system based on Frappe.io. Our Sales Department is using the many capabilities of this platform to manage and grow our leads database.
  • Devtorium completely redesigned our website, devtorium.com, to ensure its design matches our updated brand style and expanded list of services.

Devtorium: Plans for the Future

Our main priority as an offshore software development company is to focus on trending technologies and ensure we can deliver the services our clients need. At this time, this means shifting the focus to the rapidly evolving AI industry. We are proud to see that our developer teams have mastered this technology and learned how to use it to its full potential in the service of our clients.

Next year, we will continue our work to expand the company and introduce new technologies to our tech stack. Moreover, we will continue searching for projects in a variety of industries. However, our primary focus is maintaining the integrity and quality of service that our clients value.

Progress of Devtorium offshore software development company in 2023.

How to Use Photoshop AI Generative Fill

Photoshop AI Generative Fill, recently introduced as a beta version by Adobe, is truly an incredible tool. Even as limited as it is now, it makes the work of designers and photographers much easier. Moreover, Generative Fill has a high potential to change the image editing industry. In this post, Devtorium`s designers will explain the features of Photoshop AI and show off some of its applications in graphic design services.

What is Photoshop AI Generative Fill?

Generative Fill is an AI solution that can generate or remove parts of an image with minimal effort from the user. In simple terms, it works like this, you select an area of an image and AI can produce realistic textures, patterns, and details that perfectly integrate into the rest of the picture.

The step-by-step process goes like this:

  • First, you select an area within your image where you want to add content.
  • Next, you provide text prompts (commands).
  • After this, Photoshop AI analyzes your prompts and the surrounding image content.
  • Following the analysis, Generative Fill generates new pixels that match the style, lighting, texture, and details based on your input.
  • Finally, you receive several updated image preview options and can choose the best one.

Note that Photoshop AI beta is available to all paid Adobe Photoshop subscribers. All you need to do as a registered user is to download and install the solution from the official website.

Our graphic designer, Khrystyna Byelova, has already tried using Photoshop AI Generative Fill when working on photo editing for our social media posts. Take a look at the amazing results it can produce. You can see the prompts she used in the image below.

Photoshop AI Generative Fill use case with prompts

How Generative Fill Benefits Designers

The main benefit of using Photoshop AI is that it saves designers a lot of time, which is usually spent on image editing. AI assistance offers some additional benefits as well:

  • Contextual image generation that matches the original (objects and backgrounds)
  • Multiple style options, including textures, patterns, lighting, and details
  • Layers support for non-destructive editing
  • Customization: you control the adjustment settings, like Color Adaptation, Rotation Adaptation, and Scale
  • Faster iteration by generating dozens of variations

Bottom Line: How to Implement Benefits of Photoshop AI for Your Business

If you are a graphic designer or a photographer, you can greatly speed up your work using Generative Fill. However, it’s not only professionals who work with visuals who can benefit from it. Content generated with Photoshop AI can be used across industries ranging from eCommerce to advertising.

The technology is still relatively new, but it continues to improve at a rapid pace. The potential use cases seem endless, whether filling gaps in product images or generating graphical assets for ad campaign concepts. If you want to know how to boost your own business using this tool, contact us for a free consultation. To learn more about the use of AI in design, check out this article about prompt engineering for Midjourney.

How Outsourcing Software Development Company Devtorium Stands with Ukraine

Devtorium is an outsourcing software development company with offices in several countries and remote employees spanning the globe. However, the core of our developers resides in Ukraine, a country torn apart by russia’s invasion. We are invested in supporting the country that’s fighting for its freedom and its heroic defenders.

Devtorium has been supporting Ukraine since the beginning by donating some of our earnings to specialized funds. However, we are proud to say that we didn’t stop at that. Devtorium’s strength is its people, who are passionate, driven, and courageous in the face of even the darkest trial of war.

Since day one, the vast majority of Devtorium employees became active volunteers, the unsung heroes of the war as referred by Times. Even the members of the Devtorium team who do not directly participate in volunteering activities make regular donations and other contributions to the support of Ukrainian defenders. Over this time, they provided multiple types of equipment and materials to strengthen the soldiers. Some examples of this support include:

  • Equipping multiple defenders with essential gear, such as headgear, body armor, first aid kits, etc.
  • Supporting medical teams with specialized kits, tourniquets, equipment, etc.
  • Purchasing autos for army squads.
  • Providing power stations and generations to units fighting on the frontlines.

However, some members of the Devtorium team took their volunteering activities to a new level. We are immensely proud that these people work within our company and would like to draw attention to their noble cause.

How Devtorium outsourcing software development company staqnds with Ukraine through a Cherkasy-based charity fund.

Devtorium Outsourcing Software Development Company Cherkasy: Creating a Charity Fund to Help Support Ukrainian Defenders

A team from the Cherkasy Office of the Devtorium outsourcing software development company set up a charity fund to become more efficient in their support of the army.

Since the beginning of this cruel invasion, a team from the Cherkasy Office started preparing dry rations for the defenders. They do this completely voluntarily, using their own kitchens for the bulk of this hard work. They haven’t stopped even once, providing the heroes who risk their lives with essential and delicious nutrition.

According to Nataliia Kashuba, the Regional Manager of the Cherkasy Office and Devtorium’s Head of Cybersecurity Department, their goal is to support soldiers in the trenches by providing a taste of a home-cooked meal. These gestures mean the world to people who face unimaginable cruelty every minute of every day. Most importantly, this little ‘taste of home’ can offer invaluable emotional support.

As of right now, the team’s dry rations are booked out in advance. As all these dehydrated meals are prepared by regular people at their homes, their capabilities are limited. Therefore, if any of you reading this would like to support the cause, you can contact the charity fund Mamyni Obiymy ta Tatove Pleche (Mother’s Hug and Father’s Shoulder) created by Nataliia Kashuba.

Multiple people join the cause, each providing the level of support they can. Some help with cooking, and some provide produce, including homegrown fruits and vegetables. No help is ever too small! The team greatly appreciates every bit of support.

We stand with Ukraine: Devtorium outsourcing software development company.

Team Involvement: Going Way Beyond Outsourcing Software Development

As for our Cherkasy team, their whole families are involved in meal preparation. For example, Nataliia’s son got inspired to become a chef, and he is the one making marinades for meat-based components of their rations. This Thanksgiving, the team prepared dehydrated turkey that would be sent directly to the squads that are currently stationed at the frontline.

Another example is our Head of IT Department, Pavlo. On the professional level, he is expanding his skills and holds specialized security certifications. Moreover, he is currently developing as a DevOps professional and is actively engaged in projects.

However, even with such a busy schedule, he contributes to the dry rations preparation regularly. Pasha is an expert on homemade crackers. We have it on good authority that his crackers are greatly loved and appreciated by the heroes who are stationed in the most dangerous zones.

Charity fund to support Ukrainian defenders.

Why Set Up a Charity Fund?

Nataliia is a person with a heavy workload demanded by her position within the company. The added load of preparing rations and additional volunteering activities is definitely not easy to bear. Therefore, we asked her why she decided to set up and manage a charity fund.

Her reply was simple:

“Nothing we do can compare to the sacrifices of our defenders. The fund enables us to cut through many legal issues and ensure that we deliver the help that’s needed faster.”

According to Nataliia, they faced multiple obstacles in their work, from scammers and outright thieves to corruption at the customs. As a legal expert herself, Nataliia chose to create a charity fund as the most expedient way to make the whole operation legal and overcome the hurdles of corruption.

Nataliia expresses her great worry and disappointment in the fact that many people she meets today claim to be fatigued by the war. She stresses, and we wholeheartedly support her, that the people who are truly tired are those who fight at the frontlines. And yet, they get up every day and risk their lives to defend their country. Therefore, doing our very best to support them is the least we can do.

At Devtorium, we agree with Nataliia’s position. Therefore, we encourage everyone to join the cause and help in whatever way they are able. Our company has been doing its best to provide every kind of support. As a result, in spite of all the hardship, 2022 was a good year for Devtorium’s growth. We will continue doing our best and are 100% confident that our developers will continue to perform above and beyond the clients’ expectations.

Stand with Ukraine by providing homemade dry rations and other help via a specialized charity fund.

Introduction to AI Part 1: Basic AI Terminology Cheat Sheet

Without a doubt, artificial intelligence technology started a new round of modern progress. Soon, understanding it, at least on a basic level, will become crucial, so you must start learning AI terminology fast. Today, we will begin our series of articles that provide a basic guide to AI by explaining some of the terms essential for understanding this tech. In future articles, we will explain how artificial intelligence works and AI software development services in greater detail.

You can already see how big and small businesses, governments, and ordinary people use AI in everyday activities. When we discover new technology, we try to make it a part of our daily lives. For example, with the invention of near-field communication (NFC), humankind came up with the idea of using it as a way of payment. Now, no one is surprised to see others paying with just a phone or hear NFC in regular conversation. 

The same thing is happening to AI. First of all, AI is a set of techniques that imitates human behavior and completes the tasks that would usually require human intelligence. According to Forbes, the AI market is expected to reach $407 billion by 2027. Thus, providing yourself with AI techs is a win-win investment in your business success.

Introduction to basic AI terminology.

AI Terminology Cheat Sheet (in Alphabetical Order)

Chatbot

A chatbot is an app made to simulate human conversations. It uses NLP to process inputs and generative AI to automate responses. A chatbot can perform multiple functions. For example, it can assist businesses from within or to engage customers.

Computer Vision

Computer vision is a set of AI technologies that allows machines to analyze and interpret visual content. Driven by deep learning models, it can recognize patterns, objects, and even emotions in images. In addition, computer vision can process dynamic content and perform gesture recognition and motion analysis. Today, computer vision can analyze images at extreme speeds and identify objects with 99% accuracy. This technology is applied in various industries, from security to healthcare and self-driving vehicles.

Datasets

Datasets – are large collections of various types of digital data. They are a crucial element of any ML algorithm and are used to train AI systems to complete assigned tasks. The most popular public datasets are Kaggle, UCI, ImageNet, and Quandl.

Deep Learning (DL)

It is a subset of machine learning that relies on neural networks trained on massive amounts of data. In this context, “deep” refers to the use of multiple layers in the network. As AI networks become more complex, the importance of deep learning in the scope of AI terminology increases.

Generative AI

Generative AI is an AI algorithm whose primary function is to generate new output from the training dataset. Whereas traditional AI models mostly follow predefined rules to respond to inputs, generative AI can produce variable content such as images, video, text, and code. Also, it can create outputs either in the same prompted medium, like text-to-text, or in a different one, like text-to-image or image-to-video. A great example of generative AI is Midjourney, with its multiple features.

Large Language Models (LLMs)

LLMs are machine learning models trained on vast amounts of textual data. The most well-known example of an LLM is ChatGPT. A part of Devtorium AI software development services includes creating and training LLMs to deliver the output you need automatically.

Essential AI terminology to know today.

Machine Learning (ML)

ML is a subset of AI development that enables machines to self-learn when dealing with specific tasks without preset coding. It’s one of the most basic terms in AI terminology today. There are many machine learning types and methods. Most of them use conditions (ifs), cycles, and internal variables to train the system`s algorithm. The developer needs to train the model using training datasets but does not change the code itself. Then, the model can be saved, loaded, or used to process new data.

Natural Language Processing (NLP) 

The ability of AI-driven systems to analyze, comprehend, and generate human language is called NLP. The three main parts of any NLP are computer science, human language, and AI. Applications that require NLP include chatbots, text generators, translation tools, and autocorrect solutions. Chatbots, like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, utilize NLP to process user queries and find answers.

Neural Networks

Neural networks are models of teaching machines to recognize underlying patterns. The name refers to neurons in the human brain. It’s because the way this network operates looks pretty similar to them. This kind of structure enables neural networks to handle more complicated challenges than traditional programming.

Prompt Engineering

Prompt engineering is the process of creating specific instructions for LLMs to generate desired outputs. The instruction usually contains information on the way and form of outputting content. It’s a handy skill in the modern world because it allows users to interact with AI more efficiently.

What’s the Next Step After Learning Basic AI Terminology?

This little AI terminology cheat sheet should help you understand essential AI-related content. In order to explain the matter more deeply, we will continue expanding this AI terms glossary and explain how artificial intelligence is built and trained in our upcoming articles.

However, if you want to learn how exactly AI can benefit your business today, contact our experts to set up a free consultation.

For those of you who want to continue learning about artificial intelligence technologies, check out our older posts:

Do AI Code Generation Tools Help Developers?

AI code generation tools became a huge hit fast, just like ChatGPT. Naturally, we wondered whether professional developers are worried about becoming redundant. Will human programmers be replaced by AI sometime soon?

We decided to discuss this matter by talking to some of the most experienced Devtorium developers. It turns out that they aren’t worried at all. In fact, they are actively exploring and using AI code generators in their everyday work.

AI software development is one of Devtorium’s core services. Therefore, our specialists spend a lot of their time researching artificial intelligence tech and what it can do. We asked some of our senior software engineers which tools they are using and what they think about their capabilities. Read their replies below.

Are AI Code Generation Tools Useful for Developers Today?

Head of Development Department: AI code generation is too limited to help developers now.

Andrii Bohatyr: Head of Development Department

Over the last six months, I used:  

I would admit these tools are raw right now. In general, they don’t offer a lot of value. However, they are capable of helping with some rudimentary tasks.

The issue is that prompts require tweaks and improvements, even when you have a clear understanding of how to engineer prompts. Therefore, 9 out of 10 tasks could be easily completed faster in the old-fashioned way.

The same results could be achieved by using Google. I mean if the task requires diving deeper into a domain you need to research more.

AI code generation tools have good potential. However, as of now, they have too many issues and are still limited. The biggest problem is that even IDE pluggable tools lack the context of the whole project. Therefore, they are largely unusable. They don’t have an understanding of a particular project’s code style, conventions, issues, etc.

I would say, AI-based solutions indeed may help to automate some routine tasks. However, in coding experience is crucial. At least, if you’re not an LLM expert or a prompt engineering guru.

Senior .NET Developer: AI code generation tools make many mistakes but give good ideas.

Alina Nor: Senior .NET Developer

 decided to try GitHub copilot immediately when I heard about it. It gave me a ‘wow’ effect – like magic when you’re writing a sentence about what should be here and it writes some meaningful code or when it completes the writing function for you – this impressed me. 

I like to witness this magic. It’s a special kind of pleasure seeing how someone adds code for you. The problem is that you can’t rely on keeping that code as is. You need to review that and make sure it’s correct. For me, mostly it wasn’t. I had to rewrite it or improve it all the time.

However, it might give you a couple of ideas when you’re stuck. Also, I should admit that the code written by this tool is clean and follows the best practices. 

Unfortunately, AI code generation tools don’t improve my workflow. I’ve been using Copilot for two months. Most of that time I didn’t accept its suggestions because I didn’t want to spend time reviewing or rewriting the code generated by it.

However, I’m using ChatGPT 4 for ideas or when I need to do some routing work. It’s a really powerful solution and it can save developer’s time. Especially if you need a general functionality, for example, some math functions or time calculations, etc. When there are no custom rules, its code works well. I think this is a powerful assistant for developers, even though you cannot rely on it completely.

Senior Front-End Engineer: AI code generators can be really useful when used right.

Maksym Kharkovenko: Senior Front-End Engineer

I have been using GitРub Copilot for about 3 months. If you’re looking to optimize your code, I would recommend giving Copilot a try. It can help you generate new code and patterns quickly and efficiently. In addition, I use GitHub Copilot Chat, which is also a good helper for improving your code.  

Github Copilot is a really powerful tool that can enhance the coding workflow. However, sometimes it requires some examples before it can generate anything that can be integrated into your project. This AI code generation tool provides syntactically correct code but it still has trouble referencing types across different files and packages.

Using Copilot really improved my coding efficiency by providing relevant and accurate code suggestions. I like its intuitive handling of function creation, code completion, and creation of unit tests. It makes the coding process more efficient and enjoyable.

Head of R&D Department: AI code generation can be good but only when your prompts are great.

Oleksii Makarov: Solution Architect/Head of R&D Department

I have been using Copilot for several months. From my experience, AI code generation assistants are not a panacea or a way to completely escape coding. Therefore, you can’t rely on them to do all the work for you. Naturally, you need to match the generated code to your expectations. Sometimes, Сopilot can’t generate something I want. However, in most cases, it defines the context correctly and offers good suggestions. 

Most of the time, I write in NodeJS and Python. Copilot helps to save time when writing my code. I’ve been doing more RnD lately, and in this mode, sometimes I must make some major changes in the project generated by AI.

Copilot defines the context of the code and the next block I want to implement quite well. For example, Copilot knows that this particular file implements a layer of database accesses. Therefore, based on the name of the method I introduced, it proposes changes with data that match the method name and my expectations. Even at the moment of the suggested completion, I see whether the Copilot understands what I need, and then I can accept or reject this completion.

Will AI Code Generation Tools Replace Developers Anytime Soon?

As you can clearly see, developers aren’t worried about AI taking their jobs. On the contrary, the leaders of them spearhead the innovation and use AI code generators to improve their workflow. Moreover, they use this opportunity to expand the limits of what AI can do.

As a provider of AI-based solution development services, Devtorium strives to contribute to the development of artificial intelligence technology. We understand that AI is the future and we are happy to use all it can offer and then expound on it for our clients.

If you want to know how AI-powered development can help your project, set up a free consultation with our team!

How to Hire an Offshore Outsourcing Software Development Company

Outsourcing software development offers a range of benefits to businesses of any size. The main advantage of this method is flexibility as outsourcing gives you access to a huge pool of talent. However, as much as it could help you, entrusting your product development to offshore specialists could also cause problems. The secret to success here is to hire a reliable outsourcing development company you can trust. This guide will help you with this by pointing out the most important factors to consider when choosing this service.

Benefits of outsourcing software development.

Advantages of Outsourcing Software Development

Before we get into the ‘how’, you need to understand whether outsourcing is the right choice for your business in general. An in-house team means you have more control of the workflow at every level. However, building your own team is guaranteed to be more expensive.

Meanwhile, outsourcing offers the following benefits:

  • Access to versatile tech talent
    When outsourcing software development you have access to all talent worldwide. Therefore, you can definitely find the exact combination of skills and tech expertise required to build your ideal product. For example, you can build an AI development team containing experts who specialize in AI training combined with expert developers who can build the system to their specifications.
  • Shorter time-to-market
    As you aren’t limited in tech expertise and don’t need to spend time recruiting and talent on your own, the product development journey will be shorter. Even if you need to recruit additional experts during the development process, the Devtorium IT recruiting service will do this for you. Therefore, you get to release your product faster and with minimal disruptions.
  • Easy scalability
    Having complete control of an in-house team also reduces its flexibility for scaling. However, when you are outsourcing software development, scaling won’t be an issue. Note that this is true both for up and downscaling. The size of your team will always correspond to your current needs and budget.
  • Quick team expansion
    Note that you don’t have to outsource the entire development project. In fact, you can often achieve better results by choosing IT outstaffing services. In this case, you will enhance your in-house team with additional tech expertise by recruiting offshore specialists. This is a great option for scalability and increasing your product functionality by hiring experts in highly specific areas.
Tips on how to find an offshore software development company.

How to Hire an Outsourcing Software Development Company: Step-by-Step

  1. Outline your requirements
    First of all, you need to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with your product. In order to choose an outsourcing software development company you need to understand what sort of technical expertise you require. Note that you don’t have to create a complete plan of technical features for the product. However, it will be best to research your prospective competitors and make a list of features you want to have. This way, you will be able to narrow down the pool of outsourcing candidates. For example, you can look for someone with expertise in fintech development, or creating insurance platforms, etc.
  2. Research offshore outsourcing companies
    You can use reputable platforms, such as Clutch, to collect information about various offshore outsourcing companies. A reliable provider will have all the essential information on their website. There you can learn about the services they offer and take a look at the case studies portfolio to get some idea of the company’s expertise.
  3. Conduct an interview and get a proposal
    The next step is to contact the company and set up a meeting where you can discuss your project. You can arrange a free meeting with the Devtorium team anytime. During this meeting, we will collect your requirements and talk about details in order to understand how we can bring your ideas to life. Then, we will provide you with some estimates and a proposal. When ‘shopping’ for a 
  4. Start collaboration with the outsourcing software development company
    Once we settle on the proposal, we can start collaborating to meet your goals and deadlines. Devtorium Project Managers will establish the lines of communication and set up the workflow to ensure that the project stays within the budget and delivery times outlined in the contract.
Best countries for outsourcing software development.

Best Destinations for IT Outsourcing Today

The first task that lies before you when looking for an outsourcing software development company is to choose a country. This shouldn’t be too difficult as there are reports that allow you to understand where exactly the IT outsourcing industry is the strongest. Moreover, you can find out average rates and see which destinations offer the best cost-to-value ratio for the client.

  • Ukraine
    Despite the war currently going on in the country, Ukraine remains the top IT outsourcing destination in Eastern Europe. The revenue generated by this industry has been steadily growing over the last decade and russia’s invasion didn’t impede this growth. According to Statista, the IT outsourcing industry is set to generate $1.7 billion in revenue in 2023 and double that within the next five years.
  • Poland
    Poland has the largest workforce of development professionals in Europe (about 500 000). About 40% of these professionals work in the IT outsourcing industry. Polish software development vendors provide highly skilled labor at a reasonable rate.
  • India
    India is one of the most popular software development outsourcing destinations due to the affordability and abundance of developers. The country has a huge pool of STEM graduates with about 2.5 million added every year.
  • Brazil
    Brazil is the top IT outsourcing destination in Latin America. It’s particularly appealing to US businesses because there are very few issues with time zones. The country heavily supports the IT outsourcing industry through favorable legislation and promotion of technical professions within its education system.

Hiring an outsourcing software development company can be a game-changer for your business. So, don’t hesitate, and take the first step right now!

What Is the Best Website Building Platform for Small Business?

The biggest challenge in choosing the best website building platform for small business today is that there are just too many of them. No doubt, when you visit the websites of different builders, you’ll see claims that they are the best and an impressive list of features used to prove it. Indeed, the truth of the matter is that many of these platforms are excellent. So, a business owner who is not an experienced tech professional working with websites might get confused fast.

Today, we’d like to bring some clarity to this issue. Devtorium has built dozens of websites for various industries, ranging from travel to eCommerce to derivatives trading. This experience gives our developers a perspective that enables them to help every client choose a website building platform best suited to their unique needs.

Below is a list compiled by our web development experts who share their top 5 website builders. These platforms are flexible and affordable, which makes them a great fit for small businesses.

Best website building platform for small business: WordPress, WIX, Shopify, Bubble, Webflow.

Best Website Building Platform for Small Business: Top 5

WordPress (+ WooCommerce)

WordPress is the number one website-building platform today. Over 43% of all websites on the internet run on WP. Despite the complex customization system, WordPress is the most flexible website builder you can find. If you wish to be in charge of the site and want to add unique functionalities and features, this is the choice for you. In fact, the Devtorium website is built on WordPress, so you can see exactly what our developers can do with this platform.

Moreover, small businesses specializing in online sales can easily create a WordPress store using a specialized plugin, WooCommerce. It’s one of the best eCommerce platforms today, and it allows you to run a store easily.

WordPress benefits:

  • WP is a powerful content management system (CMS) that is free to use. You must pay only for a hosting company and domain names.
  • WordPress is an open-source platform. Therefore, you can create a site with unique functionalities even with a small budget.
  • This platform has a vast library of add-ons and plugins (over 60,000). Having unlimited access to various extensions (free and premium) makes this builder the most flexible for adding features and designs.
  • There are thousands of themes and templates (free and premium). Therefore, you can create a beautiful site even without hiring a UI/UX designer.

AI capabilities:

WordPress offers multiple AI plugins that can diversify and boost website performance. They can perform various functions, including content creation, virtual assistance, security, and more.

Bubble

Bubble is our favorite no-code platform. Users created 2.3M+ apps on it, and the platform raised $10.3 billion in funding. Bubble has a robust and, most importantly, scalable infrastructure. Therefore, it’s perfect for entrepreneurs building MVPs and also serves as a great website building platform for small business.

Bubble benefits:

  • Bubble.io is one of the most scalable no-code platforms. It’s easy to update and maintain your Bubble website. 
  • The drag-and-drop design saves you time and money. You can design custom web apps from scratch without the limitations of preset templates. 
  • The platform handles hosting, so there are no hard limits on the number of users or data storage.
  • Bubble web development is compatible with all browsers and operating systems.

AI capabilities:

You can integrate AI in Bubble.io and optimize the website how way you want. It’s compatible with top trending technologies, including OpenAI and ChatGPT.

Webflow

Webflow is a no-code development platform that’s already used by 200,000+ organizations and businesses. Moreover, Webflow highly customizable. This website building platform for small business is a good option for design-oriented customers who wish to style the site precisely the way they want.

Webflow benefits:

  • Due to advanced design features, you can create complex rich animations, parallax scrolling, and a variety of micro-interactions. 
  • Webflow comes with a built-in Content Management System (CMS). Therefore, you can effectively manage and modify all your content with this tool.
  • The platform offers an extensive list of SEO tools and optimization options.
  • Webflow has a huge library of integrations, including app integration and automation, content marketing solutions, analytics, and targeting tools.

AI capability:

Webflow was planning to develop an integrated AI feature that would assist platform users. However, as of now, they only allow for the integration of third-party AI tools. You can learn more about Webflow’s plans for AI development from their blog.

Tips for choosing the best website building platform.

Shopify

Shopify is a website building platform for small business that specializes in online sales. As eCommerce goes, it’s hard to find a more comprehensive solution. Devtorium developers worked with Shopify extensively and they are very happy with the platform’s functionality, stability, and security. This all-in-one platform powers 10% of total US eCommerce sites. As Shopify offers unlimited storage and no product limit, you can scale from small to big online stores. This website builder works best for businesses that want to launch an online store really fast.

Shopify benefits:

  • The platform’s advanced functionality enables you to manage your online store easily. Shopify offers everything from marketing and payment tools to secure transactions and shipping options support.
  • You can use Shopify to sell online or in-person. The platform supports multiple outlets, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, pop-ups, in-person events, retail locations, and brick-and-mortar stores.
  • Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about issues like web hosting, security, caching, etc.
  • Shopify has a 24/7 support team. It’s one of the few eCommerce platforms offering 24-hour customer service via email, live chat, and phone.

AI capabilities:

Shopify recently introduced a new AI tool called Shopify Magic. This proprietary solution helps users generate product descriptions for their shops. However, bear in mind that Shopify Magic’s suggestions may not be 100% on target. It’s a common weakness of all AI content generators.

Wix

Wix is a website building platform powering over 10.8 million sites. It has quite a few limitations in site management and design. However, this platform is well-suited for small businesses, consultants, bloggers, and entrepreneurs.

Wix benefits:

  • Wix provides access to its own web hosting and domain names (free and paid).
  • There is a built-in SEO tool. Therefore, you can improve the site’s ranking effectively.
  • Wix considers website safety and security. For example, all their websites have an SSL certificate and are automatically backed up.
  • Wix offers 24/7 customer support services for all paid plans.

AI capabilities:

Wix has artificial design intelligence (Wix ADI) that can assist you in designing a beautiful website. However, this feature is only available for some types of projects (portfolios, yoga sites, etc.). If your project fits the AI’s requirements, it will create images and content. In addition, it will connect your social media, create a contact form, or pick a suitable design for your audience.

Bottom Line: How to Pick the Best Website Building Platform?

The process of choosing the best platform and building a website using it can be rather straightforward and easy. As a business owner, you just need to take the following steps:

  1. Make a list of the things you want your website to have and do. It will be easier if you do some extra research. For example, you can look at what your competitors’ sites are like. Also, you can add some ideas of the things you enjoyed on various pages while browsing the Internet.
  2. Contact the Devtorium team and arrange a free consultation at a time convenient for you.
  3. Share your list of requirements with us. Devtorium developers, analysts, and designers will quickly come up with suggestions and estimates. Next, we’ll provide an offer with different options that will highlight different perks of specific platforms that you can benefit from while staying within budget.
  4. Pick the offer that you like most, and our dev team will do the rest. You’ll have your website up and running in no time!

How to Use Generative AI in Real-Life Business

Generative AI is the buzzword of today. Everyone must have tried using at least one of the available solutions by now. ChatGPT alone has over 100 million users, and Midjourney isn’t too far behind. However, if you are a business owner looking to boost your services or workflow with tech innovation, your main question should be, ‘how to use generative AI in my business?’

We are here to answer this question today. Devtorium offers a wide range of AI software development services, and our solution engineers have expertise with different types of AI frameworks. According to our experts, the only limitation when implementing AI into business is your creativity. Generative AI uses are indeed quite specific. However, using your imagination, you can make these instruments help with many everyday tasks.

How to use generative AI for business.

Step 1: Choose the Type of Generative AI Applications You Need

Generative AI is a technology that trains using specific datasets, and, based on that training, it learns to generate various types of other datasets. Simply put, developers input massive databases that the AI processes and learns. Then, it creates different types of content based on the information it consumed.

It’s also important to note that generative AI applications are today’s top tech trend. They’ve been on a steep rise since 2020 and, according to Gartner, reached the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’ in 2022. ChatGPT made this technology truly mainstream as it introduced AI to the mass market. Every person with a computer and internet access could use ChatGPT and get some answers from it. This showed people without connections to software development that AI technology is real and that generative AI uses are endless.

The quick popularization of other AI tools pushed this technology forward faster because, as mentioned before, it learns when it works with data. Therefore, AI improves with every task it completes.

When you consider how to use generative AI in your business, you need to start by researching the types of these tools. The most basic way to separate generative AI into types is by the kind of output content they produce. However, remember that some AI solutions are highly complex and can generate various content.

  • Text generation
  • Code generation
  • Video generation
  • Image generation
  • Sound generation
  • Research and explanation

The last type refers to generative AI uses in research where such tools can process, simplify, and summarize complex texts. For example, you can use Elicit or Enago Read for these purposes. Other popular generative AI apps are ChatGPT, DALL-E, Bard, DALL-E, and Midjourney, which create different content based on user-given prompts or dialogue.

Generative AI tools and their types.

Step 2: Generative AI Application in Real-Life Situations

Types of these tools seemingly make it obvious how to use generative AI. However, are you sure you’ve thought of all the ways this can be implemented in business?

Here’s a list of some ideas for you to consider:

  • Text content creation can be used to make marketing materials, blog posts, advertisements, and even work emails for some situations. For example, if you don’t have a talent for creative writing, generative AI tools like ChatGPT can help you write proposals, congratulatory emails, and even feedback.
  • You can use generative AI to edit texts as well. The tool can help you improve grammar and style or make some translations. However, it’s admittedly not perfect in translations, so be careful with how you use that output.
  • When you need to make guides or other helpful documentation for your customers, you can use AI generators to simplify technical texts. So, you’ll create posts and papers that are easy even for non-professionals to understand.
  • Image and video generators can also be used in marketing. You can create everything from a brand logo to a complete set of marketing materials used in ads, banners, blog posts, and even website designs.
  • In other generative AI uses, 3D models can be implemented in manufacturing and used to aid business planning.
  • Architects can use generative AI applications to create and analyze existing designs.
  • If needed, you can use Midjourney and similar tools to create illustrations for your content.
  • Sound generation can be applied to create tunes for social media or for your personal artwork, as well as advertisements and presentations.
  • Text generators, like GPT-4, are part of responsive chatbots and other automated reply solutions. For example, you can program these tools to send automatic email replies.
  • Sound generation solutions can work with speech in different ways. One of them is speech-to-text, which will allow you to create records of lectures or important meetings.
AI applications in customer service.

AI Uses for Onboarding and Customer Service

Currently, the main areas of generative AI applications are employee onboarding and customer service. That’s because a chatbot is the most popular AI instrument used in business today. However, generative AI uses allow you to expand on those implementations, further boosting their efficiency.

Some ideas on how to use generative AI in onboarding and customer service include:

  • Creating educational courses using video and speech generation technologies.
  • Personalizing customer journey experiences.
  • Creating a support service for navigating the company or website.
  • Creating a service to collect and process complaints, using AI capabilities to allow the tool to resolve some common issues.
  • Developing a content recommendation system for customers to help boost sales.
How to use generative AI to boost your business.

Bottom Line: Who Needs Generative AI Apps Today?

This is only a short list of the most basic AI uses one can come up with today. If you are serious about improving your business’ productivity with this technology, you should book a free consultation and discuss your case with our AI solution developers.

AI applications are so versatile that they can benefit any business today. All you need is a bit of creativity and a lot of technical expertise. We have both and can help you achieve the best results with custom AI solution development services. These can be tailored to your budget and needs. Most importantly, they can grow with your business, offering continuous improvement and optimization.

What Are Devtorium AI Software Development Services?

Innovation is our everything, and AI software development services offered by Devtorium reflect that. We aim to ensure that our clients have access to cutting-edge technology. Together with you, we can create tech solutions that will give your business a competitive advantage even in this age of hi-tech races. Our software engineers, who specialize in artificial intelligence solution development, can use a variety of AI tools to ensure your business stays ahead.

In this post we’ll explain exactly what kind of AI solution development services Devtorium offers. Moreover, we’ll give you concrete examples of how these technologies can be implemented to give any business a boost.

Devtorium AI Software Development Services: Technologies We Use

Artificial Intelligence technologies used today can be roughly divided into three groups:

  • AI/Deep Learning/Machine Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Generative Networks

It’s vital to understand that when creating AI software solutions, developers usually have to use all these technologies. The solution architect working on your project will analyze the requirements and suggest a combination of technologies to fit your needs best. AI software is highly complex and usually takes both software developers and data scientists to create.

Data Science services are an integral part of any AI software development. Artificial intelligence literally runs on data. Therefore, working with different types of databases and optimizing these processes, for example, through vector embeddings, is crucial for producing solutions that can learn and improve as they evolve. Devtorium AI software development services create self-educating systems that will grow with your business and adapt to its changing needs.

How AI software development services can be implemented in real life.

AI Software Development Technologies: Areas of Implementation

Computer vision

  • Object Detection
  • Segmentation
  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
  • Human Pose Detection
  • Face Detection

Computer vision is one of the AI software development services we encounter daily. It’s combined with other types of AI tech to produce solutions that surround us everywhere, for example:

  • Auto-pilots for vehicles
  • Security systems (FaceID, fingertip scanners, building security footage analysis, etc.)
  • AR applications used for eCommerce and gaming
  • Scanning and transcribing text via a photo (try this feature in GoogleTranslate)
  • Advanced search through images, videos, and large documents

Large Language Models (LLM)

  • Text generation
  • Searching
  • Analytics
  • Summarising

The most well-known example of an LLM is ChatGPT. Pretty much everyone who is even a little tech-savvy today used this platform at least once. Its most popular features are text generative and writing code. However, it can do much more than that. For example, an LLM can create text summaries, descriptions of images, and different versions of the same content. It can ‘give advice’. However, the system is pretty straightforward in the sense that its advice is content generated based on your inquiry.

Note that these AI solutions can process literary texts, code, and any other kind of textual data. A part of Devtorium AI software development services is creating and ‘training’ LLMs to automatically deliver the type of service you need.

Role of data science in AI software development services.

Big Data

  • Statistic/Data Analytics
  • Data Transformation

Our world is data, and AI-powered data science solutions can make it work for you in every way possible. Devtorium’s team of data scientists is experienced in creating solutions that can extract and process data from various sources. Some of their projects included:

  • Deriving relevant information from digital reports and massive databases. Then, processing this data and visualizing multiple reports for eCommerce businesses to help the client make educated decisions.
  • Processing data from multiple sources and creating a predictive analytics model to forecast trends and market changes.
  • Transform data from one format to another for future processing and analysis. For example, one of our projects included collating handwritten notes from medical specialists, adding medical records data, prescriptions, and medical test results. The data was transformed, processed, and analyzed to provide necessary insights for an AI-powered healthcare solution.
  • Another project Devtorium completed entailed collecting data from fitness trackers, medical records, prescriptions, notes, and trainer comments as a part of an interactive athletes’ training tracking app.

Robotics & Automation Engineering

Implementation of robotics technologies at manufacturing lines is nothing new today. However, recent advancements in artificial intelligence solutions take this type of service to the next level. As a part of Devtorium AI software development services, our engineers can do much more than simply program the machines to do specific actions automatically.

We are now able to ‘teach’ robots the basics of behavior and program them to learn. As a result, you get automation that improves with every iteration. So, instead of a mindless drone, you get a helper that can increase overall business productivity and significantly reduce the risk of errors.

Bottom Line: Should You Invest in AI Software Development Services?

Answering the question of whether your business needs an AI-powered solution is easy. Just decide for yourself if you want your business to stay competitive on the market. Today implementing AI in various business processes is not about getting head through groundbreaking innovation. Already this technology is becoming so popular and widespread that not using it is sure to put you hopelessly behind.

If you want to not only retain a competitive edge but actually move forward, taking over a bigger portion of the market, contact us today. Devtorium’s team of AI software engineers will work with you to develop a strategy that can help your company succeed.

How Vector Databases Can Enhance Custom AI Solutions

Enhancing your workflow with custom AI solutions is the biggest tech trend today. However, as it’s still a relatively new technology, we face some challenges in handling large amounts of data. Vector databases can solve many of these issues and enable AI to process data faster and more accurately. Today, Devtorium AI specialists will share their knowledge of how vector embeddings and databases work and the best options available now.

What are vector databases and how they work with custom AI solutions.

Why Custom AI Solutions Need Vector Databases

First of all, we need to understand what exactly vector databases are and how custom AI solutions use them. These databases are designed to provide various AI models, for example, conversational AI, with a more efficient way to use data. 

Let’s start with vector embeddings, a type of data representation used by generative AI, Natural Language Models, and semantic search. In very simple words, it works like this:

  • AI generates vector embeddings infusing them with various attributes and features.
  • Features of embeddings represent patterns, relationships, and structures of data. They are what enables AI to “understand” content and context.
  • Traditional scalar-based databases aren’t the best fit for working with these embeddings because they can’t keep up with their complexity.
  • Vector databases are designed to work with vector embeddings. Therefore, they offer the highest levels of productivity and flexibility.
  • Using these databases allows AI to develop long-term memory and execute more complex tasks.

The picture below shows a basic representation of how a vector database works with vector embeddings. Notice how the database identifies similar embeddings associated with original content. This allows it to be faster and more productive in handling data.

How custom AI solutions refere to vector databases through embeddings.

How Does a Vector Database Work?

To understand why exactly vector databases are better for custom AI solutions, you need to know how they differ from other options. Traditional scalar databases store data in rows and columns. That’s pretty straightforward, secure, and efficient, but these rows and columns can be hard for AI to navigate. Even with immense processing power, identifying and reaching the needed data takes a lot of time.

Meanwhile, vector databases are different in their methods of data optimization and querying. Instead of querying a row with a perfect value match, vector databases use a similarity metric. Therefore, they are searching for a vector most similar to your query. To achieve this, they use a variety of algorithms combined into ANN (Approximate Nearest Neighbor) search. To optimize the search, these algorithms use:

  • Hashing
  • Quantization
  • Graph-based search

Boosting custom AI solutions: vector database pipeline.

The vector database pipeline (shown above) allows searching for information extremely fast. However, due to using ANN, the results you get are approximate. So, when working with this type of database, you need to understand that accuracy and speed are interdependent. It means that to get greater accuracy of results, you must lose speed.

That said, a good vector database, when used by custom AI solutions, should work so well that you get ultra-fast and ultra-accurate results.

Here’s how it goes step-by-step:

  1. Indexing
    The database indexes vectors using PQ, HNSW, LSH, and some other algorithms. It’s a mapping step that helps speed up the search.
  2. Querying
    The database compares indexed queries to the indexed vectors within the dataset to identify ‘nearest neighbors’.
  3. Post processing
    When needed, the database will retrieve the nearest neighbors and process them to achieve the final result with the highest accuracy.

How vector databases benefit custom AI solutions in real life.

Top Vector Databases for Custom AI Solutions Available Today

Devtorium’s software engineers working with custom AI solutions researched vector databases available today and selected the ones they consider the most efficient and promising.

  • Chroma DB
    It’s an open-source embedding database. Chroma lets developers add state and memory to their AI-enabled apps. It comes with everything a developer needs to store, embed, and query data, including built-in filtering, automatic clustering, and query relevance. It has both Python and typescript APIs, native support for OpenAI, and auto support for LangChain.
  • Pinecone
    This vector database makes it easy to build high-performance search apps. Pinecone finds and retrieves vectors, handles large amounts of data, detects irregularities and patterns in datasets, works well with the text, and can identify unusual behavior in time-series data.
  • Weaviate
    It’s an open-source vector database that allows you to store data objects and vector embeddings from various ML models. It scales seamlessly into billions of data objects. Weaviate offers semantic search, flexible schemas, time series analysis, and integration with deep learning frameworks.

How to Use Vector Databases in AI Solutions for Business

If you feel a little lost in all these technicalities and want to know exactly why you should consider using vector databases in custom AI solutions, see how they apply in real life.

  • Recommendation systems
    Providing personalized suggestions on your website certainly increases sales.
  • Searching for images and text
    Converting text and images into vectors makes finding similar ones easier. That’s especially useful in eCommerce, where customers can search for items using descriptions or photos. 
  • Natural language processing
    Representing words and sentences as vectors makes it easier for AI to understand and interpret human language. You can use this in document clustering and semantic search to increase accuracy. 
  • Fraud detection
    Vector databases can be applied to find data patterns that point to fraud. For example, a specific set of transactions with similar vector representations might alert your security system.

In the nearest future, a successful business will be one that effectively harnesses the potential of AI. At Devtorioum, we know multiple ways to boost the power of custom AI solutions. If you plan on gaining an advantage over competitors using one of these, contact us for a free consultation!

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