7T, Inc. - SevenTablets

Leaders in Digital Transformation

7T (also known as SevenTablets) was established in 2012 with one goal in mind – to provide businesses with powerful custom software solutions that produce impressive growth, increased efficiency and revenue, from fully-custom software to data management tools.

7T began with mobile application development and scaled up from there. Under the leadership of CEO, Kishore Khandavalli, and President, Shane Long, 7T has transformed into a full-service software development firm that provides impactful business solutions. We specialize in cutting-edge technologies including custom-built ERPs and CRMs, augmented reality applications, financial payment gateways, corporate messaging platforms and more. Our president said it best, “We don’t do easy problems. You can have those issues addressed anywhere.”

If your business is ready to tackle a software development project that produces an incredible ROI and scalable results, reach out to the 7T team today!

Meet the Leadership Team

Kishore Khandavalli, CEO

Kishore Khandavalli, award-winning entrepreneur and experienced keynote speaker, founded 7T in August 2012 and leads the company as CEO. 7T was not Kishore’s first successful endeavor. In 2001, he founded iTech US, an Inc. 500 award-winning software consulting and IT staffing firm, steering it to become the third fastest-growing technology company in the United States and fastest in New England.

Kishore Khandavalli - Founder and CEO of 7T Mobile App & Software Development Company Dallas
Kishore Khandavalli - Founder and CEO of 7T Mobile App & Software Development Company Dallas

Kishore Khandavalli, CEO

Kishore Khandavalli, award-winning entrepreneur and experienced keynote speaker, founded 7T in August 2012 and leads the company as CEO. 7T was not Kishore’s first successful endeavor. In 2001, he founded iTech US, an Inc. 500 award-winning software consulting and IT staffing firm, steering it to become the third fastest-growing technology company in the United States and fastest in New England.

“We are an engineering company that is designed from the ground up to deliver high-value, elegant solutions to our clients that really move the needle.  ROI is our currency and we strive to deliver 3-5x returns for all of our client’s projects.” – Shane Long

Shane Long - President of 7T, Inc. - Dallas Mobile App and Custom Software Development Company

Shane Long, President & COO

Shane Long is a visionary, entrepreneur, and strategic thinker with over two decades of experience in enterprise software, mobile, semiconductors and SaaS markets working with some of the world’s leading companies. Shane helped pioneer the smartphone industry, having led Bitboys, a semiconductor company that brought the first true graphics processors to the mobile phone. That technology lived on well into the third generation of smartphones.

Shane Long - President of 7T, Inc. - Dallas Mobile App and Custom Software Development Company

Shane Long, President & COO

Shane Long is a visionary, entrepreneur, and strategic thinker with over two decades of experience in mobile, wireless, and SaaS markets working with the industries leading companies around the world. He is an energetic leader with an engineering background and strong grasp of technology. He also has an understanding of market needs that allows him to help set the direction for 7T.

Department Heads

7T Director of Marketing Lacey Williams McGhee

Lacey W. McGhee

Director of Marketing
7T Director of Business Development Steve Parta

Steve Parta

Director, Business Development
7T Director of Business Development Alex Drozd

Alex Drozd

Director, Business Development

Leverage Your Customized Team

7T employs some of the most talented and innovative technology professionals in Texas. Every project we take on receives unparalleled attention. Our clients enjoy a customized, dedicated team consisting of a business analyst, software developers, UI/UX designs, and subject matter experts, as needed. If you’re looking for a team of experts to take your business to the next level, we encourage to reach out to 7T today.

Join the Team

7T is driven by passionate, innovative leaders in technology. Our expertise ranges from custom software development and mobile apps to data management and technology consulting. It’s this broad industry knowledge that allows us to help our clients scale beyond all limitations. If you’re an expert in your field – whether that’s development, data science, or something else – we encourage you to visit our careers page.

Learn More About Mobile & Software Development

7T Frequently Asked Questions

How can I develop a mobile application?

Mobile app development requires significant investments of time and money but with the right development partner, it can be done quite easily. All it takes is a great app idea that solves a problem or offers some benefit, project funding and financial justification for your app. Good mobile apps either save time, cut costs, generate revenue or some combination of the three.

In order to get the development process started, you will need to do some research into your competitors, gauge what a reasonable development budget looks like for your development project and decide what the priorities are for your app. For some entrepreneurs, saving money is everything, but this focus rarely results in a quality, user-friendly application. For the majority of development projects, it’s best to find a development partner that communicates well, can operate within your budget, puts a focus on excellent UI/UX design, understands your business, and is relatively local.

For more information on hiring a developer to build your app, view the next question and download your free copy of our eBook, ‘10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Developer.’

Should I make a prototype of my mobile app?

Making an app prototype is the easiest way to communicate what you need your mobile app development team to accomplish. You can simply sketch wireframes, create digital mockups and/or build a working prototype with a program like Invision App.

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”
― Robert H. Schuller

We recommend creating detailed sketches of your app and/or a functional demo in order to produce a concrete, concise vision of your app. This vision will help your developers build a more succinct final product, reducing subsequent changes and updates that can deteriorate your project timeline and take bites out of your budget.

At 7T, we walk you through the entire prototyping process by providing detailed instructions with our free app prototyping eBook and wireframe templates (accessible through the eBook).

Should I develop my mobile app for iOS or Android?

Building a cross-platform, one that works on both iOS and Android, is the best option for almost every project. Even though developing for both platforms may cost more initially, it can save you thousands of dollars over time. Building an app for Android that will need to be rebuilt for iOS, later on, creates two separate, full-scale development projects that each carry their own price tag. Building a multi-platform mobile app consolidates those projects into one, decreasing the overall budget and reducing the cost of future updates. Read more about iOS and Android apps.

What's the difference between B2B and B2C Mobile Apps?

A business-to-business (B2B) app is used in-house as an enterprise application or to perform a particular business-related function, such as an app used by a wholesaler to track orders from various retail outlets. This type of app is not available to the public.

A business-to-customer (B2C) app is used by a business to connect with customers and the general public. An example might be a pizza shop’s app that’s used to process orders from customers or a retailer’s customer loyalty app. Some B2C apps are stand-alone apps, meaning the app is the product. An example of this would be a social networking app or a photo editing application. 7T has extensive experience in developing and maintaining a variety of both B2B and B2C apps. Read more about B2B and B2C mobile apps.

Who should I have develop a mobile app for me?

There are countless developers you can hire to develop an app, but it’s best to find a development partner that has experience in your industry and/or a portfolio that includes an app with similar functionality to the app you would like to build.

At 7T, we specialize in multi-platform mobile app development with a business-first approach. We like to be sure that your app is sustainable, scalable and has the potential to either generate revenue or save money for your company.

Our development platform, STAX, also offers accelerated development and enhanced user testing to ensure your app makes it into the marketplace quickly and works well, right from the start. Through the STAX platform, you have access to an entire library of excellent, plug-and-play app functionality to reduce your development costs and accelerate your project’s timeline. 7T also has a powerful internal messaging platform that can be customized to fit your business and embedded into your app or used as a stand-alone product.

Aside from choosing a development partner with a great portfolio, it’s also beneficial to hire a local company to take on your project. Even though offshore developers are often less expensive, they often complicate and lengthen your project due to language barriers, time-zone differences, and non-existent international copyright laws. These issues can end up costing your company thousands of extra dollars in the long-run.

If you need more help deciding who you should hire, download our free ebook, “10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Developer.

What's the difference between domestic and off-shore development?

There are some significant differences between onshore development—which entails working with a US-based developer—and offshore development, which means working with a firm located outside of the United States. When working with a foreign mobile app developer, you can encounter many challenges, including but not limited to:

  • Language barriers
  • Legal challenges
  • Delays due to time zone differences
  • Confidentiality/security problems
  • Obstacles in vetting the developer

When working with 7T, you can sidestep these and many other obstacles, resulting in a smoother and faster mobile app development experience. Read more about onshore and offshore development.

How much does it cost to develop a mobile app? What is the price breakdown like?

Because every mobile app is different, there is no set price for mobile app development. In fact, prices can range from a few thousand dollars to $1,000,000+. Extremely low-cost apps often lack quality and support, so it’s best to find a partner who can offer quality development and updates for a reasonable price. Your budget should also account for app hosting, marketing, and future application updates.

The cost of developing an app is determined by factors such as the size and complexity of the app, the timeframe of the build, the amount of development expertise and the hours required to build the app.

At 7T, we have a few different pricing options, so we can provide assistance regardless of your budget. We offer by-the-project pricing for larger projects and hourly pricing for smaller projects. Our team is also happy to create a custom price quote, whether you want to update an existing app, develop a mobile app from the ground up or add a new component or feature to your current application. Read more about mobile app development pricing.

How often should mobile apps be updated?

App update frequency will vary depending on factors such as the app type and whether it’s a native or hybrid app. At a minimum, you can expect at least 3 to 6 updates per year in response to operating system updates. But there are certainly cases where more frequent updates may be necessary, as in the case where a mobile app interacts with other apps or device hardware. Additionally, you’ll want to plan for periodic updates to correct bugs. You may also opt to add or refine features and functionalities in response to the analytics.

With this in mind, plan to update your app 6 to 12 times per year. The standard recommendation is to budget around 20% of the initial build cost to cover annual updates. So if your app cost $100,000 to develop, then you should plan for a maintenance budget of $20,000 per year. 7T offers assistance with one-time updates or we can develop a routine maintenance plan for your application. Read more about mobile app updates.

How do mobile applications produce revenue?

When developing a mobile app, it’s important to choose a monetization model that will sustain your app through updates and support, and hopefully, generate a profit for you and your team. Fortunately, there are several ways to monetize mobile apps that result in recurring revenue. Some of these models include:

  • Paid apps
  • Free apps with in-app purchases
  • Freemium apps (free with a paid option)
  • Subscription apps
  • and more

To learn more about the most common and reliable ways to monetize your mobile out check out our blog. To dive even deeper into monetization options, download your free copy of our eBook Marketing Your Mobile App.

Why should I hire 7T for my next custom software development project?

7T is one of the fastest growing software development firms in Dallas-Fort Worth serving Houston, Chicago and the greater United States. We specialize in developing enterprise-level software solutions but offer a range of solutions for companies including start-ups, small to medium-size businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Some of the benefits of partnering with 7T include:

  • Domestic, in-house development
  • Reduced time-to-market and development costs by up to 40%
  • Business first approach to ensure a positive ROI
  • Comprehensive capabilities including mobile app analytics, UI/UX design, mobile app testing, mobile analytics, military-grade security, cloud hosting, system integrations, IoT, Predictive Analytics and more
  • Excellent support before, during and after your product’s launch date
  • Other services, such as predictive analytics

In addition to these offerings, our company is lead by industry veterans Shane Long and Kishore Khandavalli. Shane and Kishore are engineers and entrepreneurs with decades of experience in the tech space, including both software and hardware development. Their guidance provides the extra peace-of-mind entrepreneurs need when embarking on a mobile project. To learn more about 7T, contact us today.

How do mobile app analytics work? Are mobile analytics different from web analytics?

At 7T, we include a mobile app analytics interface in each app, allowing you to track user behaviors in order to identify your app’s strengths and pain points. This data can be leveraged to improve and grow your app in the future.

Mobile app analytics are different than website analytics in terms of the actual data that’s collected. Mobile applications tend to be more feature-rich, and they’re far more interactive with the actual device, its hardware and even other apps. Therefore, app analytics feature more comprehensive device-specific data, along with greater insight into the various functionalities and features. In cases where you have in-app purchases or pay-to-download apps, you can also receive revenue-related data. At 7T, we outfit our apps with the analytics tools required to collect this essential information. Read more about mobile app analytics.

Why do I need to choose between native and hybrid (cross-platform) mobile apps?

When building a mobile app, you’ll need to decide whether the app will be built on a native platform that’s exclusive to one operating system (such as iOS or Android) or whether you’ll develop a hybrid app that works on a wide variety of different devices. Key considerations include your budget, the type of app (and its functionalities), your target audience and their preferred device type. When deciding between native vs. hybrid, there are a number of technical issues that must be explored as well, such as the degree to which the app will interact with the device’s hardware. Read more about native vs. hybrid apps.

What kinds of business problems can custom software solve?

A better question may be what problems can custom software NOT solve? Many of our clients came to 7T seeking a solution for a very specific problem, such as sales enablement. However, once the 7T Discovery Process began, other inefficiencies that custom software could optimize were unearthed. After implementing a software strategy, most businesses are amazed by the massive ROI they’re able to achieve.

Some of the business problems we specialize in solving are centered around Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, sales, back-office tasks, data management, and greater reach through mobile applications. If your business is struggling to overcome a particular hurdle, 7T can provide technology consulting to determine whether or not custom software development is right for your company. To learn more about 7T, contact us today.

What should we know before starting a data management project?

Data management is an essential and often overlooked component of a future-focused business. There are several things to consider before starting a project, but some of the key considerations include identifying your existing, relevant data sources, determining which third-party data sources would effectively enrich your data, what platform to use to develop a data lake and subsequent data management strategy on, how to ensure GDPR & CCPA compliance, and what business insights you’d like to pull from your data. For more information on data management and governance, visit Sertics.7T.com. For an introduction to GDPR compliance, download a free copy of our GDPR eBook.

What is the process of developing custom software?

To begin, 7T will work to understand your business’ operations, unique requirements and pain points through our discovery sessions. Through these sessions, our team of business analysts, designers, and developers will identify inefficiencies and opportunities within your business that can be addressed with software. After opportunities are identified, our business analysts will detail a plan for development while our incredible designers develop the UI/UX for your solution. Then, our developers will begin crafting your custom-tailored software solution. The requirements and workflows from the discovery session serve as the basis for the development sprints and project delivery timeline.

During the development process, our team communicates with clients regularly to provide updates and receive feedback. Extensive quality assurance testing is performed throughout the development life cycle during sprints and prior to launch. Post-launch, 7T is available to provide technical support, monitor software performance, generate analytics and system reports, and plan for future updates. To learn more about the 7T software development process, visit our process page.

What is the ROI of a custom software development project?

Many companies wonder if custom software development is worth the investment. Our goal at 7T is to help clients achieve a 3-5x ROI in 12-18 months – a nearly impossible feat when using out-of-the-box software. There are many ways to determine what ROI looks like for your business, beyond mere sales and conversions. For instance, custom software can help you lower costs through:

  • Improved efficiency and productivity
  • Improved communication and collaboration
  • Reduced time and effort to generate sales
  • Reduced overhead costs and expenses

These custom software benefits are just the beginning. 7T can help you identify the ROI of your development project. To learn more, contact us today or download your free eBook on Business Impact and Technology: ROI Strategies for Optimal Growth.

What is the Software Consulting Process?

Software consultants evaluate business’ current operations and workflows to identify inefficiencies and opportunities for improvements. They do this by examining any gaps in the current software or technology infrastructure. Based on the evaluation, technology consultants help businesses craft a custom software strategy.

After the strategy has been conceptualized, a technology consultant will help you outline your requirements doc – the roadmap of your software development project. Finally, consultants work alongside your business until your software development project is complete and integrated into your business operations. The implemented solutions help clients reach their objectives, maximize their ROI and sustain a scalable, long-term growth strategy. Read more about the software consulting process.

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Trusted Expertise

In our search for a development partner we met with 9 companies and Seven Tablets stood out for several reasons. First was the Dallas-based development team. It was important for us to be able to support local business and have face-to-face meetings with the dev team during the development process.
Brent Brewster
Director of Operations, Ready Set Pour
Once we began the discovery process, the 7T team dug deep into our unique business processes. They not only provided insights on the latest in software, but also challenged us to think bigger, think about greater efficiency, and about the user experience at a different level.
Ian Benedict
CFO, PHP Agency
7T took the time to understand my business through their discovery process. Ultimately, this made the product design and development process easier because they were able to see the product through an industry lens, not just a tech lens.
Kyle Waldrep
Founder & CEO, Dottid
When I came to 7T with an idea for an augmented reality fitting software to help us flatten our overhead costs, 7T was all in. They worked relentlessly to understand our pain points and create Fit Freedom, a revolutionary app that has reduced our fitting costs by well over 80%.
Karen Noseff Aldrige
CEO & FOUNDER, Rebel Athletic
The 7T's leadership Team brings not only seasoned experience in mobile development to the table but also expertise in business process and customer experience.
Sunny Nadolsky
CEO, MediBookr

Contact 7T Today

7T (also known as SevenTablets) is a Dallas custom software development software company, specializing in digital transformation and developing cutting-edge business solutions. Our expertise spans mobile app development, custom software development, cloud data solutions and Snowflake implementation services, system integrations and data governance. Our specialties range from enterprise mobile apps, to ERP platforms, CRM development, data governance and disparate database cloud integrations. We apply a business-first approach to our client’s goals. We go beyond the role of a typical third-party service provider, becoming a true business partner who develops custom software to solve problems, streamline business processes and increase revenue. 7T is an award-winning mobile app and custom software development company based in Dallas, Texas with additional offices in Austin, Houston and Chicago. Our clientele spans the United States and beyond.

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