Who Is PHS?


Pinch Hitter Solutions is a software development firm.  We build web apps, mobile apps and custom enterprise solutions in response to complex business requirements. We put your applications where you need them –in a browser, on a smartphone and on tablets. 

PHS uses Sencha’s Ext JS and Sencha’s Touch framework as its primary front-end development libraries.  We began building web apps with Ext JS in 2007 and incorporated Sencha Touch for mobile in 2010.   PHS also provides expert level experience using PhoneGap / Cordova for mobile. Our expertise includes Ext JS 6 MVVM.

In addition, PHS has tremendous graphic design acumen and experience.  We are focused on effective UI/UX design, branding, workflow and overall look and feel.  We use the latest in HTML5, SVG and CSS3 advancements including effective tooling with SASS and Compass; we also design with Photoshop, Illustrator and more. 

We support a variety of backend technologies such as Java and its more popular web frameworks like Spring and Struts.   We also support PHP and all of the typical enterprise level relational databases such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2 and others. 

PHS has extensive background with AS/400 (IBMi) technology, including modernization experience. We have helped a variety of customers to develop hybrid solutions that include Sencha Ext JS or Touch tooling on the front-end and RPG via HTTP on the backend. 

PHS has qualified and talented staff for building software using Sencha technologies but we also possess expert level design skills; we have considerable depth in quality assurance, project management, technical writing, teaching, mentoring, speaking, delivering presentations and social media management.