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Mobile

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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March 22 2016
Paul Francis / Mobile
Screenshot of Chains. Chains is one of our new favorite mobile apps!

At BHW, we love making mobile apps. Whether they are apps for work, self improvement, or just for fun; we love designing and developing mobile apps. A large part of being a great mobile app development company is keeping up with the current trends and keeping an eye out for new and exciting apps. After all, you would never want to hire a mobile app developer who is not well versed in the current app store offerings!

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September 23 2015
Paul Francis / Mobile
Mobile Friendly website demo

It is now absolutely essential to ensure that your website is mobile friendly. Here are the top 5 reasons why.

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August 24 2015
Paul Francis / Mobile
Save money when making your mobile app

Mobile apps have become a necessity for small business owners in today’s world. According to 2014 data from Nielsen, the TV ratings company, the typical American adult spends more than 30 hours per month using apps. Mobile apps are a terrific way to ensure a streamlined user experience across different devices, to engage with customers, and to build brand loyalty. Yet they can be expensive to design and build. Here are 5 key ways to save money while building an app that makes you proud.

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August 4 2015
Carly Kubacak / Mobile
Wall of images - iOS photo picker

React Native is a framework for iPhone app development that uses native elements for the user interface and JavaScript to run and define the application logic. The framework exposes a subset of native iOS elements and also allows developers to create new, custom modules to perform actions that are not supported by the framework out of the box. The open source community has created a number of custom modules icons, image picker, camera that can be easily added to any React Native project.

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July 27 2015
Taylor Smith / Mobile
Using Cordova to make an iOS and Android app from an AngularJS web app

Cordova is Apache's tool to convert a web application into a native application. It supports all of the major mobile operating systems and provides the ability to use natie features like the camera, device status, and file system. There are a few frameworks out there that build off of this including Ionic and Phonegap. If you've heard of Phonegap, you may be familiar with this concept.

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June 12 2015
Paul Francis / Mobile
Hybrid mobile apps built with HTML 5, Javascript, and CSS

Hybrid mobile apps are an attempt to reduce the cost and barrier to entry for mobile app development. They do this by targeting multiple platforms using a single codebase written in HTML, CSS, & Javascript. Apps that take this approach are created much in the same way that modern websites are made, but rather than being viewed in a mobile web browser, the app is placed inside a small native wrapper that allows it to be submitted to app stores and installed like any other mobile app. If all goes according to plan, developers will never have to write a single line of native code and users will not have the faintest idea that they are using a hybrid app.

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May 5 2015
Paul Francis / Mobile
Android logo

If you have written an Android app of even moderate size, you have likely implemented and utilized a SQLite Database. The internet is full of "helpful" examples on how to write the code needed to do this. Although many of these guides will get developers up and running, they can leave them stranded when it comes time to upgrade the app and by extension the app's database.

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