Election day is over - and now the world can get on with the agenda.
Many were holding their breath to see the outcome of the elections before making business decisions.
Currently we are working on a bunch of websites!
Today, I met with a great new client and discussed his idea at length. I am excited to start construction on a new multi-phase development path - and exceed all client expectations.
This new system will incorporate a Content Management System and Ecommerce as well as a social media system with multiple templates for client/user type. The specifications of this project also need to demonstrate responsive templates and mobile ready applications.
Fall is certainly here in Colorado this 2012. We have woken up to snow on the grass and the nights are certainly cooler. The fall colors are present and it will not be long until we see the skiers all jammed up on Interstate-70 It is a sad and cicular revolution that drives people to sit in endless traffic jams to then be hoisted up a mountain for the pleasure of simply sliding down it, to repeat and repeat and repeat. Going where tons have gone before, only because they want to show their friends how much better their eco-killing gear is compared to others, or perhaps they are trying to impress that certain someone with their athletic prose. Either way, this ski season in Colorado expect to see the iphone and the android phone on the ski hill. I am curious how much WiFi access there is on the ski hills this upcoming year?
Regardless, as an avid user of my mobile device for maps and GPS data it makes sense to develop web technologies and websites for ski resorts to incorperate ease of navigation by mobile device.
I think most Colorado Ski Resorts do not have open broadcast WiFi on the ski hill or even the lifts. It seems the broadcast is only at the base of the mountain by the hotels if it exists at all. I theorize this will change in the near future to incorporate the entire ski hill - village and vicinity. It is to the resort's advantage to broadcast WiFi, as vacationers and patrons will expect this technology and be disappointed and somewhat lost without it.
This week has been busy for Websnare, Inc. Lots of current development projects. It seems every project is at a different stage of the development process. Basically, lots of "balls in the air" - and I am trying like crazy to not forget or overlook obvious items. I have clients with issues that need attention, and there is the need for constant prioritization, attention to detail and consistent quality. The greatest current challenges I am finding to be with communications - it takes time no matter how you do it. If I write my communications down and delegate it is efficient, but still take effort and time out of my day. Time really is the commodity that is non-renewable. I love my iphone (4s) and my Ipad - both of which are fantastic tools for communications. Regardless of all the technological advancements communications is still a hurdle. Comprehension and perception of what is communicated can be a risky variable. Websnare is aware of these possible "speedbumps" to projects and are working to develop a sure-fire way of comprehending our clients needs and wants, and then dissemination of that information to our development crew.
The development projects I am blessed with are fantastic, my clients are great, and the business is growing quickly. We now have a few sub-contractors that handle the nitty-gritty stuff while I try to keep a larger more omnipotent perspective on the growth and perception of Websnare, Inc.
Time to get back to the helm... more awesome Colorado Web Development!
Well I have received a bunch of calls about Mobile applications or Mobile Apps lately and thought a blog post might help to answer some questions.
1- I think mobile applications are great, but mostly they are either sales tools or whittled down versions of websites.
2- I have clients who have paid other Boulder CO firms thousands to build custom mobile applications that were rejected by the Apple Store or other Mobile Application distribution outlets.
3- Websnare's latest endeavors have all been mobile capable in both IOS and Android. We have adapted new template technologies that allow for multiple mobile browser layous. Our clients are overjoyed! Our reviews are fantastic, and our work is World-Class.
Give us a shout, we can tell you more!
It's the Fourth of July today. I am going to a few different meetings today and working on multiple different website projects. I have current projects that range from simple websites to magazines to very large e-commerce sites. Many of our new websites have a social media elements included in their architecture.
I have recently purchased a few different Apple mobile devices. I have a short comparision of these items below.
The Ipad 2, and the Iphone 4s (with Verizon service). My cell phone was meticulously mistakenly cleaned by the washing machine.
I needed a new Mobile Number so I can support my clients while traveling. Although, I should digress here to explain my prior Cell Phone was far from a smart-phone.
I was lucky to work out a fair-trade with clients for both of these devices.
Has a great display, so the upgrade to the IPAD3 seems more luxury than necessity - at least for my typical IPAD2 useage patterns.
I think the IPAD is a fantastic tool. It allows for a tactile type of operation that seems much more conductive as a learning tool. There are a few minor upgrades I wish were part of the IPAD2.
Expandable Memory - this seems so obvious to me. I dream to wish for a micro-usb like storage function built into the IPAD2. Maybe, this feature or accessory is out there but I am not aware of any such invention for IPAD2. The other upgrade would have to be a built in stand. This also seems obvious to me, that with a metal case, a hinged stand could certainly be achieved..right?
IPHONE 4s -
The Iphone 4s is the current leader of the Iphone pack. It is the latest techy offering from Apple on the Iphone shelf. It has a few upgraded features from the typical Iphone 4. I also acquired a plastic Otter Case to help protect my Iphone. I was lucky enough to keep my same-number (as I was a Verizon customer prior to the Iphone).
How is it different from the IPAD?
The Iphone is basically the IPAD, with a few minor differences. There are a few differences in the Settings icon, but most everyting is identical.
1- The Phone Feature is built into the IPHONE. It is an icon, like all the other applications (apps). The Phone Feature appears as a green phone icon on my Iphone's desktop. This app allows for the use of the voice-phone feature set you would expect of a modern cellphone.
note: many people are confused by this, so I thought I would try to explain. If you have an IPAD you can make calls, but not with the ease of calling from a IPHONE. The Ipad (mine are wireless only) have applications available to allow for voice type calling. Through some wizardry you might even connect Google Voice to attach a telephone number to your IPAD - but this is techy and might be unstable and requires some nearly constant maintainence.