Open-source Platforms Development

Open-source Platforms Development

Open-source development is attractive to many companies as a way of meeting their business objectives while minimising licence costs and building on the many solutions available off the shelf using open-source technologies. At Aress, we strive to help our clients achieve their business goals through our wide experience of many open source software platforms and their cost-effective implementation and deployment.

Our experience on open-source technologies is extensive. From bespoke solutions to customizing various off-the-shelf packages we have practiced most of them. Our project portfolio includes e-commerce solutions, travel portals, social networking solutions, business applications, content management solutions, CRM, classifieds, real estate portal, multilingual website and a whole lot more. We lay emphasis on delivering high quality open-source solutions like PHP application development, Joomla development, Drupal solutions, B2B open source solutions, ecommerce website development and also establishing, maintaining long term relationships with clients.

Open-source Expertise

We have embraced the majority of the widely used open-source web development platforms. Our web development teams have robust hands-on-experience in utilization of the various platforms for development of a wide range of web applications/ solutions. The developers are well versed in the following open-source development platforms:

Opensource Expertise
  • Magento


  • xcart


  • virtuemart


  • zencart

    Zen Cart

  • osc


  • symphony


Content Management System
  • joomla


  • wordpress


  • Drupal

Dynamic Website/Web application development using open-source technologies
  • rubyonrails

    Ruby on Rails

  • st_php

    Smarty Templates for PHP

  • php

    PHP/Cake PHP

  • codeign

    Code Ignitor framework

  • sugarcrm

    PHP/Cake PHP

  • vtigercrm

    VTiger CRM

Our core strength lies in delivering open-source solutions on the open-source platform using LAMP technology (PHP/MySQL) and Rich Internet Applications. We are not restricted to any one technology but are open to adopting and using new technologies. Our areas of expertise includes, but are not limited to, PHP, Perl, Ruby, MySQL, PostgreSQL cakePHP, Zend Framework, ROR, Joomla!, Drupal, SugarCRM, Magento, Moodle, AJAX, JSON, extJS, Flex and AIR.

Take a glimpse at our portfolio to get a feel of our Open-Source technology expertise and domain experience.


Open-source customization has immense benefits. It allows greater participation of the developer community, which provides innovative solutions and ingenious inputs into the platforms for the benefit of the end users. Following are the uses of open-source development.

  • Low development cost because the framework/platform comes free of cost and does not involve License fees
  • Easy availability of rich pool of source codes needed for development of dynamic websites and web applications
  • Quicker and hassle-free web development because of worldwide developer community back-up
  • Availability of regular updated versions, which allow the developers to match up with the changing requirements of the end-users
  • Innovative web development solutions
  • Quick turnaround
  • Interactive development methodology that ensures completely satisfying outcome
  • Flawless support for your web portals and applications developed by us
  • Custom development and integration with advanced designs, modules, features, skins and functionalities to enhance performance of your website/applications

Our Projects Portfolio Covers it all!

  • Community Portal to raise the voice of coalition

    This website works with individuals and organizations from global civil society to protect civilians from armed conflict. They are a catalyst and convener of joint action whose behind the scenes work enables coalitions to work quickly and effectively. As a coordinating body they seek no public profile or media spotlight: it is the voice of the coalition that matters.

    Their only agenda is the protection of civilians. They are open about their objectives, welcoming scrutiny from anyone who wishes to understand who they are and what they do. The users can join this portal and can access the different activities and the campaigns information available by the organization.

  • Golfers’ Community Portal

    We have developed a website that can be used as a golf networking portal for those golfers who wish to make new social and business relationships. This is a place for people to find Golf Partners, Golf Mates, Golf Friends, Golf Pro Services, Golf Property and Golf Company Days. Using the website users can expand their business & also make new friends and increase their community. Exchange idea with other members.

    The website has basic search as well as advance search options that allows users to get a more specific search results. The website also hosts a blog section where the members and start an online discussion and get the reviews on that from the other members.

    Members of the site can make handsome money using the affiliates section. Here the registered members can become advertisers to invite other members to join. For each and every such member joining for a paid membership the user gets a commission from the joining fee.

  • Social Community Portal for Mothers

    Social Kidspot is a social networking site developed using SocialEngine. SocialEngine is a system which creates a social network on your website. This site is all about simplifying the journey that is parenting.

    Social Kidspot Features:
    • Multi-part profiles.
    • Customizable signup process.
    • E-mail Announcements

    The site includes various useful plug-ins like Photo Albums, Blogs, Groups, Chat and Video.

  • Patient and Physician Portal

    This is a portal for physicians and patients. This application helps the hospital manage physician records, patients and their medical history records.

    The physicians as well as patients have access to this system and are provided the following key features:

    • Manage Profile
    • Physician to setup his/her week’s schedule
    • Take up appointment requests
    • Manage appointment records
    • Prescription Renewal
    • Lab test results management
    • Messaging and Chat system
    • Virtual Visits Management
    • Co-payments

    This application is built to be HIPAA complaint.

  • Ecommerce Site using Magento

    Technology: Magento, WordPress, MySQL, Jquery 1.7.1, Jquery UI 1.8.20, Linux Server

    This web application has been developed using WordPress and Magento. It currently displays over 6,000 top quality products. This site features the products and the complete details. The end users can purchase the products online. The site is also enabled to accept gift cards, and offers reward points on purchase. The site is also enabled on mobile devices using WordPress themes. Sage Payment gateway has been integrated for online shopping.

  • Portal for School – Built using WordPress

    This portal has been built using WordPress. This involves WordPress custom template designing in order to meet the requirements of the School Portal. The admin user can manage the content of the website pages using the WordPress content management system. The other features of this portal include events, photo gallery, polls, and latest news.

  • Website for offerings of hand made products – Built using WordPress

    The website portal is a platform for people who have passion for creativity and creative products. The website offers hand made products that can be purchased online. WordPress ecommerce plugin has been integrated to provide the functionality for purchasing the products. Other features include integration of Image Gallery, Upcoming Events, and Testimonials.

  • Website for Trade and Commercial Print Solutions – Built using Magento

    The website offers printing services like Business cards printing, Leaflets and Flyers, Lithographic Printing etc. Customers can order sample packs before ordering the actual products. There are various customization options for the offered products like size, single/double sided printing, home delivery etc. The customers can select products and add them to the cart. Pay by PayPal and Credit Cards are available as the online payment options. This ecommerce platform has been built over Magento Community Edition.