BHW Group Blog

June 5 2017
Paul Francis / Mobile
Mobile App Development Process

Each day thousands of mobile apps are published to the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Some of these mobile apps are games, others are social networks, and many are ecommerce apps. All of these apps, if professionally built, should follow a similar mobile app development process. At BHW, we have built over 350 web and mobile apps and in this article I will outline the strategy, design, and development processes we follow.

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May 14 2017
Paul Francis / Business
Best Places to Work Austin 2017 Logo

BHW is honored to have been selected as one of the best places to work in Austin for the second year in a row! We would like to thank our incredible team that makes BHW such a fantastic place to work. Each individual’s contributions to our welcoming office environment, laid back, but still passionate, culture, and general sense of community can’t be overstated. This is a fantastic honor and is something that we appreciate each day.

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January 16 2017
Paul Francis / Mobile
Mobile App Maintenance Costs

Mobile apps can be expensive to initially design and develop, but many app owners forget to consider the ongoing maintenance costs of mobile applications. These costs vary from app to app and can play a meaningful role in your app’s overall profitability. For that reason, you would be wise to carefully consider them before getting started.

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December 8 2016
Paul Francis / Business
Austin Mobile App Development Summer Camp - 2016

We recently completed our first Mobile App Development Summer Camp and it was a great success! We hosted about 20 Austin-area (and even a couple from Houston) students at our 2-day interactive camp. During the camp, 7th-9th graders were able to learn directly from professional mobile app developers and designers. We discussed the processes and tools we use when creating apps and each group left with a completed click-through model of their own app!

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November 1 2016
Alex Delker / Design
Material Design cover image

Rush’s mobile repair order app is used by technicians working remotely on vehicles. The app allows technicians to track their time for each task performed, invoice replacement parts used, keep track of inspections, and send reports to customers. Our task was to bring clarity to Rush’s internal app using material design principles. In this redesign, we used our 4 step process to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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October 3 2016
Ross Dixon / Development
The React Native Logo. React Native is a framework for building native apps using React

React Native has quickly become our preferred way to write mobile apps. The ability to write code once and have it run well on both Android and iOS really helps development. But what about when we need to write platform specific, low level code? React Native lets us do that too! Via its Java bridge and JNI, we can run C code on Android (we'll cover iOS in a later article) and get the results back in JavaScript.

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August 23 2016
Paul Francis / Business
A SQL query used as an analogy of finding the best app developer for you!

Many, if not most, companies solicit outside help when building a web or mobile application. The problem is that there are numerous app development companies and app developers who could be hired for the job. How do you go about choosing the best fit for your particular project? In this article, I am going to share with you the things I would consider when selecting the development company for my next project.

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August 8 2016
Jason Gray / Development
AngularJS logo - ngInfiniteScroll Example

In this article, I will review a place where I had previously created a function to load 30 days of patient data with a “Show More” button and how I switched that to an infinite scroll for a more elegant user experience as the application matured and we had greater amounts of older data that is only occasionally reviewed.

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