Mark Derho

Proposal for Custom Software Development Solutions for Publishing Platforms

Proposal for Custom Software Development Solutions for Publishing Platform by Mark Derho

RE: Inquiry to Determine Interest in Custom Software Development

Greetings, I am pleased to submit this inquiry to determine interest in developing custom software applications for (Publishing Platform). 

My business partner Oleg and I have extensive successful experience developing custom software solutions in NYC. 

As an author for Resident Magazine I can see how these solutions will enhance the functioality of your publishing platform and offer a competitive edge in the online publication space.


Proposed Applications

1. Custom Audio Player

Description: A clean, simple audio player. This player will integrate with your current platform and provide a user-friendly interface for your audience.

Key Features:

  • Minimalistic and intuitive design
  • Full compatibility with various browsers and devices
  • Customizable skins and controls
  • Analytics integration for tracking user engagement

Technologies: PHP, Python, or Rust, depending on preference and infrastructure compatibility.

2. Custom Video Player

Description: A video player that offers a seamless viewing experience, free from the constraints and branding of YouTube streams. This player will be embedded directly into your site, providing a cohesive and branded experience for your users.

Key Features:

  • High-quality video playback with adaptive bitrate streaming
  • Customizable player controls and UI
  • Robust analytics for user interaction and video performance

Technologies: PHP, Python, or Rust, integration of HTML5/JavaScript for front-end components.

3. Magazine Display with Search Engine Optimization

Description: A magazine display system designed with built-in SEO capabilities. Unlike third-party applications that lack optimization, this custom solution ensures that your content is fully optimized for search engines, enhancing visibility and traffic.

Key Features:

  • SEO-friendly URLs and metadata
  • Integrated keyword analysis and optimization tools
  • Mobile-responsive design
  • Fast loading times with efficient content delivery
  • Customizable templates for different types of content


Technologies: PHP, Python, or Rust, combined with CMS backend for easy content management.

Why Choose These Solutions?

These applications align with the strategies employed by major players in online publication, providing publising platforms with the tools necessary to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. By implementing these custom solutions, you will gain:

  • Enhanced user experience and engagement
  • Improved SEO and visibility
  • Greater control over your media content
  • Advanced analytics for data-driven decision-making

Development Timeline

Phase 1: Requirements Gathering and Planning (2 weeks)
Phase 2: Design and Prototyping (2 weeks)
Phase 3: Development (4-6 weeks)
Phase 4: Testing and Quality Assurance (2 weeks)
Phase 5: Deployment and Training (2 weeks)

Total Duration: Approximately 10 weeks


By choosing these custom software solutions, Quintype will be well-positioned to offer a superior digital experience to its audience. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this proposal in more detail and to collaborate on bringing these innovative applications to life.

Best regards, Mark Derho

Software Developer and Author, Resident Magazine
(718) 809-0034 | | |

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