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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.

 

 

August 19 2014
Paul Francis / Mobile
Mobile Website - Responsive web example

In my previous article, I discussed the benefits and shortfalls of creating a native mobile application. This installment will cover the pros and cons of making a mobile website. A mobile website differs from a native mobile application in that it is not installed directly to a phone or tablet, but is viewed in a mobile web browser. These websites also differ from websites seen when browsing on a computer, in that they are visually redesigned or reorganized to better fit a smaller screen. Given that users spend more time browsing on mobile devices than traditional computers, we need to be creating websites with this in mind.

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August 2 2014
Paul Francis / Mobile
Native Mobile App Alert

Mobile is no longer the future. Mobile is here and it has arrived with a ring. Mobile is so here, in fact, that even the most entrenched old-age companies are clamoring for Android and iPhone apps. And that is fantastic! But, it is very important that companies consider all of their options before investing a moderate amount of effort and capital into a native mobile app.

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March 28 2014
Paul Francis / Mobile
Social Engagement on Letterboxd

This is the second part in a two-part series on mobile engagement. The first part can be found here. This second article will expand on the first by describing how you can utilize social features to create mobile engagement.

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December 3 2013
Paul Francis / Mobile
Plants Vs Zombies engagement example

Businesses who have developed, promoted, or designed a mobile app know just how difficult it is to get downloads. Some companies have spent countless hours and thousands of dollars for a small number of installs in hopes of their app “going viral” and becoming popular.

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November 13 2013
Paul Francis / Mobile
geofence in mobile apps

Geofencing is a popular option for modern mobile applications.  The concept of a geofence is simple; draw a virtual boundary around a point on a map, like a fence around a yard, which can then monitor when a mobile device crosses the boundary.

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October 30 2013
Paul Francis / Process
Visual Studio Project Template

Often when beginning a new project, a developer must choose between starting a new project from scratch or copying an existing project. Neither of these options is ideal.

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October 28 2013
Paul Francis / Process
E-mail Bug History

Software projects include numerous stakeholders who have to collaborate to successfully launch a project. The bug tracking, correction, and validation process is usually the project phase that requires input from the greatest number of these shareholders. This process is made more difficult by the complexity of bug reports themselves.

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