24U s.r.o. is a customer-oriented company, based in Prague, Czech Republic, active on Czech and global IT market since February 2000. In the software area we focus on development, modification, and maintenance of custom software solutions, mostly integrated information systems and database, web, and native business applications, professional software testing, and creation of electronic books. We supply and provide long-term care for information technologies in education and businesses with focus on Apple technologies. We also integrate hardware technologies with software.
Customers in 75 countries
Thanks to the internet and ease of travelling, we can help help you with your systems, wherever you are. See where we have customers already:
Outsourcing services in the area of information technologies
We offer outsourcing of all kinds of services around information technologies to small, middle and big businesses. This included design and implementation of IT strategy, information security, custom software and hardware solutions, and also professional testing of software applications.
Our company excels not only by great knowledge and orientation in the IT industry, but also our ability to understand our customers. We combine proven methods into functional system, and thanks to that we are able to provide efficient solution tailored to the specific needs of each customer.
Expert in Apple technologies for Education and Business
We supply information technologies from Apple to businesses and schools, provide advisory, training and complementary services since 2003. Since 2010 we are also authorised by Apple Distribution International to present ourselves as Apple Solution Expert for Education. Since 2011 our portfolio of solutions includes iKufr, our own product for secure storage and transportation of tablets and mobile classrooms. We regularly host Teachers Summit, a whole-day educational conference about using modern technologies in education. Within Czech Republic we cooperate with over 250 schools, we have made over 150 iKufr cases, and organized 10 summits, visited by over 1000 attendees. We also provide an online education portal Inspiropad and help to the community forum iSen.
We have a greatly coordinated team of over 25 qualified regularly trained specialists, consisting of a test managers, test analysts, testers, programmers, analysts and developers. Our experts are specifically focused on a complex offer of services in the area of quality assurance (QA) and testing. They have more than 15 years of experience with managing large and small testing teams, coordination and management of team members during preparation and execution of tests. They are professionals in every way, they know and follow standards and can find a solution for any requirements you may have.
With our team we will design, offer and perform testing of your solution, including optimal testing strategy. This way we have already tested more than 100 projects and completed more than 500 releases for customers from over 10 countries. Learn more about our services in this area on our Quality Assurance page.
Here's a brief overview of technologies and tools we use every day:
Claris Platinum Partner
We provide consulting and resell the FileMaker platform licenses since founding the company. We joined the FileMaker Solutions Alliance in July 2002 and remained well known member when it was renamed to FileMaker Business Alliance. In October 2016 we became a platinum level partner. In 2019, when FileMaker Inc. got renamed to Claris International, we became Claris Platinum Partner.
30 years of experience with the FileMaker® platform
HOnza Koudelka, co-founder of 24U and head of the 24U Software, developed his first FileMaker solution back in 1991, nine years before founding 24U. He remains the consultant for our whole FileMaker development team, sharing all his knowledge, and even won the FileMaker Developer Cup at FileMaker DevCon 2015, so the expertise we are offering to every customer is a real non-cumulated experience that goes far beyond the existence of our company.
5 FileMaker Certified Developers
We let our developers learn fast and from the best experts. Thanks to our internal training strategy every member of our FileMaker team achieves the FileMaker’s certification and then keeps it current with future versions going forward.
Integrating variety of technologies
We constantly keep meeting new technologies in our practice and one of our biggest strengths is fast adaptation and new skills development. Even though there is a wide range of technologies we keep returning to, mostly because we found them highly reliable, convenient, cost effective, and sustainable.
We have worked with and integrated together:
- macOS and Apple Mac computers, Windows, Linux, Android
- iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
- XCode, ObjectiveC, Swift - development of native apps for macOS and iOS
- FileMaker - database and workplace innovation platform for macOS, Windows, iOS, and web
- AppleScript - original scripting language of macOS
- HTML5, CSS3, AJAX - modern tools for building front-ends for web applications
- WordPress - popular CMS for administration of simple dynamic websites
- MailChimp - popular and easy-to-integration e-mail marketing system
- iKufr - our own product for secure storage and transportation of tablets and mobile classrooms
- FM Bench - our own product for optimization of database solutions and business processes
- Phidgets, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi - modular systems for custom hardware solutions
- RFID & NFC, Bluetooth, RS-232, weighing scales, refractometer, barcode scanners, label and receipt printers, POS payment terminals, motors, environmental sensors, encryption dongles, LCD displays and RGB LED Strips, telephone switches
28 FileMaker plug-ins created since 2001
We begun developing FileMaker plug-ins immediately after FileMaker released the first plug-in SDK and released the first plug-in under the name of 24U in 2001. Additional plug-ins followed, some of them as custom project, some are still available as our products:
- Bridge for Arduino
- Bridge for Phidgets
- Phone Companion
- SimpleCode (originally released as Transcoding Plug-In)
- Plug-In Template
Custom-made plug-ins for:
- Microsoft Lync integration
- Event tickets reservation capacity checking
- Airline ticket data processing
- Print quality barcodes generation
- Optometric refractometer communication
- XML data parsing
- DBF import pre-processing
- External 3rd-party dynamic library integration
- QuickTime movie precise playback
Plus several internal use plug-ins
29 international events presences
To let our customers from around the world meet is in person we regularly appear at the main developers conference, hosted in the United States, originally named FileMaker Developer Conference, renamed to Claris Engage in 2020. Since 2011 we participate in several local events as well.
FileMaker DevCon / Claris Engage
- 2002 in Palm Desert, California
- 2003 in Phoenix, Arizona
- 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona
- 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona
- 2007 in Orlando, Florida
- 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona
- 2009 in San Francisco, California
- 2010 in San Diego, California
- 2011 in San Diego, California
- 2012 in Miami, Florida
- 2013 in San Diego, California
- 2014 in San Antonio, Texas
- 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona
- 2018 in Dallas, Texas
- 2019 in Orlando, Florida
- 2020 Claris Engange Virtual
Pause On Error:
- Pause[x]London 2011
- Pause[x]Berlin 2013
- Pause On Error Portland 2014 (remotely over Skype)
- Genius Wanted London 2012
- 2016 in Salzburg, Austria
- 2017 in Salzburg, Austria
- 2018 in Malbun, Liechtenstein
- 2019 in Hamburg, Germany
- 2019 in Helsingør, Denmark
Meetings & Webinars:
Since the release of iPad in 2010 we help experts in their industries to create great e-books, which are not only digitized versions of their paper originals, They bring full interactive experience and maximum utilization of the technology to their readers. The e-books we create contain videos, interactive hyperlink, and mini-applications, they can adapt to impaired user, as well as provide full visual experience to aesthetical epicures. Our team stands behind electronic version of the most successful cookbooks authored by Roman Vaněk and published by Prakul Production, and behind the website NejlepsiKucharky.cz.
ISO 9001 Certified
Since April 2004, 24U is ISO 9001 certified for design, development, customization and implementation of software. Updated to the ISO 9001:2015 standard since March 2018.
“24U has helped us to completely redefine some film production processes. During our long-term collaboration together, we introduced new, previously unconceivable, processes, such as an automated management of crew members' access rights on the basis of their contract status. Therefore, the production’s information security has dramatically increased, while saving human labour at the same time.” Justin Owen
"24U has a long experience providing services to educational institutions and another non-profits and as such is able to devise a custom hw + sw solution for a wide range of our clients disabilities. We value their always instant support. We have started using Apple devices in 2011. Since than we have managed – thanks to 24U support - to achieve significant savings both in field and in our outpatient (day care) centers.” Mgr. Michal Šmíd, Director of organization
Handicap Centrum Srdce, o.p.s.
“We have always been satisfied with 24U's services. They are professionals with very good knowledge in their field. In addition, it was fun with their programmers and no problem was serious. 24U services brought us an increase in work productivity through the availability of information in a unified system, the elimination of duplicate administrative work, easier setup of work processes and procedures.” Vladislav Ptašnik, výrobní ředitel
“24U built us a comprehensive system to monitor and develop the academic and financial relationships between the college and its students. This custom system has been integrated to our financial, invoicing and CRM systems in a way that is excellent. My only regret is that we did not start the process with 24U many years earlier!” Douglas Hajek, director
"We were pleased with the inventivity of 24U developers in response to some of our very specific needs. Our complete all-in-one solution allows us to quickly manage and view our data in all of its relationships. With people at various locations, remote access is vital for us and has proven highly useful." Ruud van Donselaar, Sales Department
Dartin spol. s. r. o.
"The International School of Prague and 24U.cz have had an extremely positive collaboration in supplying IT and supporting our FileMaker Pro databases. We have used them to provide training, audits, troubleshooting, and consultancy for development of our databases. The professionalism, and outstanding customer service they provide is excellent. They provide creative solutions in a short timeline, and at the same time always very supportive both via phone and face to face." John Mikton, Director of Information Technology
International School of Prague
“We are very very very happy with 24U’s custom development… It allowed us to concentrate on our FileMaker development instead of worrying about development in another environment.” Neb’s Fun World
“The product we received from 24U has been helpful for us because it’s given us a competitive edge of some of our suppliers.” Duncan McDavid, CEO
“We were trying to connect some older equipment and get data from it to FileMaker and we had no idea how to do it. I would recommend 24U to anyone who have a tricky problem. because 24U really help me to figure it out and I was surprised they could do it!” Craig Cutler, OD
“24U not only have a very good product but their technical team is very professional as well. Every time I asked 24U for technical help, they were very responsive.” Jacques Kirouac
“In one of our solutions we had a very complex recursive calculation that took ages to complete with large amounts of data. We decided to ask 24U to develop a plugin to manage that calculation and we went from tens of minutes to fractions of a second in getting the result. Now our clients love us and we now love 24U. Thank you!” Pep Espunyes
Andròmina eBusiness, SL
“I could not have been more satisfied with the whole process of having a custom development undertaken by 24U. The sales and technical staff were responsive, customer oriented and thoroughly professional.” Graham Lindsay
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
“24U provided us with innovative solutions to develop, maintain and deliver real time reports within our intricate database system. Their software expertise has been instrumental in order to build our custom software and hardware integration projects, retain our clients and deliver solutions.” Randy LeClaire
Airtek Environmental Solutions
“24U offers us a wide range of services that we need. I like the fact that we are partners in that cooperation. 24U can always meet our needs, which are sometimes very demanding. I had an idea and within 2 months we could start making business. They really listen and work with us to have and maintain a clever solution. Now we continue with new developments and I know, that it will work well.” Jiří Šimák, CEO
“24U redeveloped our FileMaker MIS bringing streamlined functionality and increased efficiency. Acknowledging our requests, as well as proposing improved working practices, the long running cooperation with 24U continues and is backed by the reassurance of the 24U support team.” Patrick Brenton, Studio Manager
"Very stimulating experience from colleagues in a pleasant environment under excellent organization handled by 24U. What would take me a few weeks to learn myself, introduced in one day." Kamil Šrubař
SZŠ a VOŠZ Zlín
"Thank you very much for this event. We are here for the first time, and I'm already looking forward to the next year." Zdeněk Svoboda
SOUs, odštěpný závod Škoda auto, Mladá Boleslav
"Every year I am fascinated by your excellent organization and perfectly managed processes. The preparation of the lecturers has pushed my boundaries of everyday life again... Thanks" Martina Králová
SPC EDA, z.ú.
"I very positively evaluate the procedure of the company, which decided to take the skin to the market and offer equipment for long-term (non-binding) testing for a broadly understood teachers base. Here it's obvious that you were quite sure of the quality and benefits of the equipment - which the test finally confirmed." Libor O.
"There are a number of creative people in 24U who help us to move the modernization of Czech education further, Mr. iKufr regularly comes to us and trains our teachers in their skills." RNDr. Jan Kolouch
"We have been working with 24U from the beginning, because it was the people who trusted us, who had a dialogue with us from the beginning, and we were helping each other. At 24U, I really like that they are extremely flexible, they are not afraid of any idea, however they are insane, and they are not afraid of going into everything with us." Iva Jelínková
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