BHW Group Blog

November 4 2015
Kevin Wade / Development
Example of an Android ListView from the Backspin App.

Writing bad Android ListViews can lead to crashes and poor performance. This guide has several examples that will help you write better Android Listviews.

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September 27 2015
Paul Francis / Business
Google Analytics Organic Sessions per month

Developing a website that follows the best practices for SEO (search engine optimization) can be challenging. Here are 10 common website mistakes that could be hurting your Google rankings.

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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 31 2015
Paul Francis / Business
list of failed mobile apps

Mobile apps have become a priority in today’s always-connected world, and they provide a golden opportunity for small businesses to compete on a level playing field with the big boys. Yet customers have literally thousands of apps from which to choose, and it is easy for yours to get lost in the crowd. In addition, some apps are inherently broken, whether due to design flaws or unfocused ideas. To give your mobile app the best chances for success, make sure you avoid the top 5 reasons why they fail.

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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 11 2015
Taylor Smith / Development
Node & Salesforce logos

Salesforce can be a tricky but powerful tool. Using JSForce and some custom triggers you can integrate Salesforce with your custom NodeJS web application for better business management.

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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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