You design it. We’ll build it. Unlike design studios, BTS is primarily a back-end shop. We work with designers to take their ideas live. It’s what we’ve done since our early days of constructing functional prototypes for Citibank’s human factors group.
BTS leverages two of the world’s most reliable, open-source technologies: Unix and PHP. We have over 30 years’ development experience on Unix-based systems and 20 years with large, scalable applications. We use the latest proven technologies like Laravel, jQuery, NodeJS, WordPress and MongoDB.
BTS has extensive experience in many industries, from constructing HIPAA-compliant software for Children’s Health Fund to a job board portal for Citicorp to social media platforms. In fact, BTS has been involved in Unix-based online and social media since the days of dial-up.
BTS has been developing social media applications since before the term “social media” was even a thing. We developed one of the first tree-structured information systems, Magpie, in 1986. It was scaled up for the NYC Board of Education and the LA, Detroit and Chicago school systems as a student-teacher information and messaging system.
We are experts in database design and maintenance, specializing in the ubiquitous SQL workhorse, PostgreSQL. We strive for building bulletproof applications. Our data-driven TRMS backend for a large NYC hospital ran for over three years without a reboot, until the server hardware needed upgrading, ending its streak.
Brooklyn Technical Services has over 30 years’ experience in developing Unix-based solutions for businesses, nonprofits and online communities. We are one of the pioneers of online and social media in NYC.
We collaborated on NYC’s first public-access, multiuser BBS and helped build the first online presences for PBS and WNET TV. We developed the ground-breaking, tree-structured conferencing system, Magpie, which was adopted by five of the largest school systems in the US. We built the first mobile patient referral system for NYC’s medically-underserved population and, in partnership with the NYC Department of Health, the first software to study the reproductive and mental health history of the largest metro school system in the country. We were selected to develop the web component for the Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative for the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Dept. of Education.