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Paul Francis History

Paul serves as the primary point of contact for many of BHW’s clients. He assists app owners in making high-level decisions and guides them through the design, development, and deployment processes. As a developer, Paul has worked on numerous web and mobile projects, including several of BHW’s flagship applications. When not at the office, he can often be found at the Alamo Drafthouse, the Flying Saucer, The Ballpark in Arlington, or The New Movement.

 

 

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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July 13 2015
Paul Francis / Business
BI graph and chart examples

Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad field that involves collecting, processing, and analyzing large amounts of data to make more informed, and ultimately, more profitable decisions. Business Intelligence reporting is the most crucial and most apparent part of BI. It is the process of viewing this vast amount of data in a way that can be easily understood and often enables viewers to ask various questions of the dataset without needing to be a developer or database administrator.

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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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June 10 2015
Paul Francis / Business
Cost comparison of internal development vs. outsourcing

Given the vital role software plays in the success of modern companies, hiring the right software developers is critical. However, many companies have a hard time finding, attracting, training, and retaining skilled developers. Furthermore, the number of developers a company needs at any given time can vary greatly. For that reason, it makes sense for many companies to consider outsourcing their software development. This article will explore 7 reasons why you should consider hiring software development consultants.

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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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