Building websites and applications is hard, and hiring a full-time developer is expensive and often unnecessary. Unfortunately many businesses will often go to the other extreme and try their luck by hiring a cheap 'programmer' for pennies on the dollar.
This is almost always a bad idea. The code and software you'll get is extremely low-quality, developed in sweat shops by unskilled workers and riddled with bugs. The result is frustration, a squandered budget and a delayed project.
But it doesn't need to be that way. As a serious business, you need a developer that:
- Can clearly communicate with you.
- Understands your business needs and the goals of your new app, software or website.
- Is professionally trained, with years of real work experience in software and app development.
- Can deliver your project on time and in scope.
- Will help you map out your project's features, needs, interface and user experience.
Hi, I'm Josh Harms. I'm the founder and CEO of Nozzlegear Software, a web consultancy that helps real businesses build, launch and improve their software, applications and websites. On top of that, I spend my free time teaching other developers how to build those things while adhering to industry standards.
Why build for the web instead of going native?
The web is everywhere. From desktop PCs and Macs, to smartphones, tablets and even watches, everything can access the web these days. In fact, the web has become so advanced in recent years that you can actually build full-powered apps (in the form of websites) that easily rival native offerings on all three major platforms.
Building for the web makes a lot of sense from a business perspective for a few reasons:
First, web apps are cheaper to develop. Each major smartphone platform has its own language, which means you need to hire three different developers for each platform; a Java developer for Android, an Objective-C developer for iOS and a C# developer for Windows. However, if you build for the web you only need to hire one web developer.
Second, your app won't be bound to app stores and their rules. If Apple, Google or Microsoft were to decide that your native application does not (or no longer) belongs on their store, you're out of luck. Worse, you'll have nothing to show for the trouble but wasted money and wasted development time. On the web, there are no app stores and there are no gatekeepers. Anything goes.
Third, updating native apps isn't as easy as it sounds. You'll need to submit each update to the app stores for a review (which can take anywhere from several hours to several days); that's not exactly ideal, especially if your app had been broken and unusable. To make things worse, many native users won't update their apps immediately.
The web does not have that problem. As soon as your developer completes an update, it's ready and pushed to all users immediately and silently. They don't get any annoying notifications, and they don't have to download anything.
These are just a few of many reasons that the web will eventually triumph over native applications. They're future proof, they're easy to maintain, they only have to be built once and they can be used by any PC, tablet and smartphone in existence.
That's why your next project should be built for the web.
You deserve a successful project. I'll help you build it.
Writing the code that will drive a website or application isn't easy. There are hundreds of things that a developer has to get right. Doesn't it make sense to work with someone that has years of experience successfully delivering web projects that are used by thousands of people every day?
Perhaps you need a widget built that will load on your clients' websites and calls back to a separate service you have set up.
Maybe you just need an entire, custom order management system that works on both PC and Mac, along with tablets and phones like the iPad, iPhone and Galaxy S6.
Whatever your next project's goals and needs, I'll work closely with you to ensure it's is the big success that you deserve.
However, my services are not for you if:
- You're not ready to collaborate with me on a frequent basis.
- You're not committed to your business or its growth.
- You're not able to give the project the budget or attention that it deserves.
- You're just looking for a warm body to write garbage code for you.
On the other hand, we might be a good fit if:
- You're willing to talk to me about your business, your project and your goals.
- You're willing to treat the project as a priority, rather than putting development on the back burner each time a small milestone is reached.
- You care more about the results than the process, tools or programming languages used.
A zero-commitment way to get started.
The first step is to get in touch with me for a free project evaluation. We'll also take the chance to see if we're a good fit, and ensure that Nozzlegear Software can help you achieve your business goals.
We want to make sure you get the best possible results out of our relationship. While we'd like to think that we can help everyone complete their projects, we've learned from experience that mid-size businesses with strategic goals for their project tend to benefit the most from our services.
To get started, just click the button below to send us a quick email with some details about your project, or schedule a time that we can set up a call on Skype.