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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.

 

 

March 11 2015
Paul Francis / Process
Computer Science graduate looking for job

I graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2012 with a BS in computer science. While I definitely learned a lot there and was able to find a job without too much trouble, I do feel like there are several things my professors could have easily incorporated into my courses that would have better prepared me for a career in software development. Additionally, there are some things I wish I had realized or taken the time to understand as a student. With that in mind, I have compiled a list of 8 skills that computer science majors need (or at least should try) to have before graduation.

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March 8 2015
Paul Francis / Business
mobile phone usage

Smart phones are here to stay, having quickly grown from a status symbol to a vital part of modern daily life. In 2014, Nielsen—the same company that has tracked TV viewing for decades—took an in-depth look at consumer usage of mobile apps. They found that while the number of apps used by American adults remained flat, at just under 27, the number of hours spent on those apps jumped by 65 percent in just two years. The average American adult now spends more than 30 hours per month using mobile apps.

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March 4 2015
Paul Francis / Development
2015 SXSW Interactive Award logo

We are thrilled to announce that CareCycle Navigator, a web application we developed, is a SXSW Interactive Innovation Award finalist. This article will explore the technologies we used to build CareCycle Navigator, why we chose them, and what made them successful.

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February 11 2015
Paul Francis / Business
football play chalk

Business process consulting is a specialized field that focuses on helping companies analyze, streamline, and transform the way they do business. The goals are to cut costs, increase profits, and provide a better experience for both staff and customers. Depending on the nature of your business and the processes you currently employ, business process consulting might result in simple fine-tuning or a radical overhaul of how your company currently conducts business. Here is a look at some of the common recommendations.

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December 18 2014
Paul Francis / Mobile
Mobile Development in 2015

In 2015, we believe the app development market will see 8 significant changes. We've created an infographic to walk you through the changes in the mobile development market and the statistics to help you understand the impact. Fact, App development revenue will reach 100 billion in 2015.

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December 9 2014
Paul Francis / Business
Grow business through mobile apps

Mobile applications have exploded in popularity as consumers grow more and more attached to their smart phones. To the customer, a smart phone acts as a sort of one-stop shop where he or she can do anything from booking a table at a restaurant to buying tickets to the hottest show in town. For the business owner, mobile apps provide nearly unprecedented opportunities to engage the customer and provide personalized service.

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November 6 2014
Paul Francis / Mobile
How Long Mobile App Teaser

Developing one or more mobile apps is a smart choice for many companies. Apps help you engage directly with consumers, perform market research, and enhance brand loyalty. Because of the specialized skill set required, many businesses find it more cost-effective to hire a specialized app development company rather than going it alone.

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October 20 2014
Paul Francis / Business
Austin Web Development Skyline

This article will focus on what it means to be an Austin web development company and how that affects the way we work, what it’s like to work with us, and our overall approach to web development. Just to mix things up, I will use various Austin businesses and attractions to introduce my points.

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