sunshine coast custom app development case study - custom filemaker app example
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Custom App Development Example – Sunshine Coast

Who doesn’t like a good puzzle? The thrill of trying to figure it out and the euphoria that comes from finally solving it. It can be a tricky 1000-piece puzzle that you are putting together with your grandmother or maybe getting retro with a classic Rubix cube.

In technology, there are always puzzles. How do I get to the next level on this game? How did that meme become so popular on Reddit? Why does my code work now when it didn’t before, and I didn’t change anything? All good mental workouts.

In the tech business we love solving puzzling, and difficult, problems for our clients. One of our Sydney clients created a database of all their business listings in Filemaker which is a software by Apple. They wanted to keep managing everything in Filemaker while they also wanted their customers to be able to access this data online using web interface. Not exactly IKEA flatpack technology, and luckily no Alan key in sight.

We put our thinking caps on and suggested creating a web application for them where brokers and clients would have a separate login to access only a fraction of data. A small program synchronises data between the two systems. We patted ourselves on the back for a little while before having to get the cleaners over because we blew their minds! Or more seriously, we had to build it.

As a result, customers can access data from mobile phones and tablets and the business is still able to manage everything from the Filemaker interface using their desktop computer. It was like finding the final puzzle piece and admiring the pretty landscape it showed.

So, if you are using some desktop software in your business that you love but you would like your customers to be able to access data from web and mobile – talk to us and we’ll create a secure link between the two systems.

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I Need an App…

because my competition has one with a dinosaur game…I’m the dinosaur.

I need SEO…

because it’s the safest way to play in busy traffic.

I Need an App…

because people using their phones while in the restroom is a key demographic.

I Need a Website …

I need a professional website because I hate it when I give out my site as www.freedomain.com/archive/free/plain/unoriginal.html

I need SEO…

because I don’t want my site to be John Cena.

I need SEO…

because “please” is not the keyword that’ll get me to the top of the search results.

I Need an App…

because the same finger that could dial our number could “buy it now” from the app.

I knew I was behind the times…

...when a client asked me if I “tweet” and I said I was always more a Sylvester guy.

I need web design because

I can't find the bedazzler for fonts...and nor should I.

I need SEO…

because I’m a web vegan and only consume 100 percent organic content.

I need web design because

My CSS is a mess, my HTML is shakey, my PHP is out the door and I'm afraid I'm SOL!

I need a professional website made

because when I googled the one I made the search result was “Did you mean NO?

I need SEO…

because I can’t think of a good keyword for a key maker that doesn’t involve keys.

I Need an App…

because everyone has a phone in their pocket and no room for a spandex wearing sign twirling person.

I need web developer

because the only java I know comes in regular and decaf.

I need SEO…

because unlike a new litter of puppies, duplicate content is not adorable.

I Need a Website …

because my flyers were called “retro” by a young customer.

I need web design because

I truly am a photoshop artist....Jackson Pollack

I need SEO…

because up till now I thought SEO stood for Send Emergency Oreos. I kinda wish it still did.

I Need an App…

because playing tic-tac-toe via a fax machine has been deemed “too hipster” of a mobile game.

I need web developer

because my logo image source is “search-ms:displayname=Imported%20Pictures%20and%20Videos&crumb=location:C%3A%5CUsers%5Cpc%5CPictures%5CLogo”

I Need a Website

because the only thing the yellow pages are good for is swatting flies, holding open doors and tests of strength with body builders.

I need a professional website

Because a client asked for a banner ad and laughed when I said the front of my business wasn’t big enough for a banner.

I Need an App…

because it’ll be easier to promote new products via push notifications…and my haikus.

I need web design because

When asked if I was going to have any Flash Content, I said it wasn't an adult site.

I need web design because

Cause when I client asked if it was Retina ready, I said you can look at it with any eyes.

I need web design because

When I showed my friend my site he said “Oh, cute, you five year old made his first website.”

I need web developer

Because I can't remember the login to my geocities account.

I need web developer

because my HTML5 is stuck in 3rd

I need web developer

because when I was asked about ideal pixel size....I said about an inch/centermeter

I Need a Website

because I couldn’t find my business card and a kid yelled “404 Page Not Found.” I’m not sure what it means but I know a website would help.

I need web design because

apparently putting GIF flames on all pictures is not cool anymore.

I need SEO…

because I’m tired of people thinking my business phone number starts with 404.

I Need an App…

because when I tell clients I’m not in the app store they stick one-star stickers to my forehead.

I need web developer

because my C++ is more of a D minus

I need SEO…

because my website is so well hidden, I can’t even find it.

I Need an App…

because I also want to be able to scroll through our products on my phone instead of engaging in conversation in public.

I need a professional website…

...I just realised the 9000 flyers I just got printed have the wrong phone number on them. Need any scrap paper?

I Need an App…

because it’s the closest thing to steroids for my business…without actually selling steroids.

I need SEO…

because not even a golfer could make out my backlinks.

I didn’t think that I needed a website.

But when a client tried to finger swipe my brochure to see more pictures, I thought it was time.

I need web developer

Because I found my Masonry Grid.....jarring. I'll see myself out.

I need SEO…

because my search results listing is so low my server is on anti-depressants.

I need web design because

I want my site to be lion! It's currently a small dog that's been frightened by thunder and wee'd on the carpet.

I need SEO…

because no one ever said “Awww, I wish this page loaded slower.”

I need web developer

because I think the term “User backend” is a euphemism.

I Need a Website …

because when people google me all they get is my blog of poetry. From high school.

I need web developer

Because when they asked if I wanted to see the mock up I said “No, it's a serious site.”

I Need an App…

because I want better word-of-mouth marketing than “What? You don’t have an app?”

I Need an App…

because our company needs to be in the hands of our clients, literally and figuratively.

I need SEO…

because I asked my intelligent personal assistant to go to my site and it said, “And you are?”

I need web design because

When a co-worker asked if I had Skeuomorphism I said I felt fine.

I Need an App…

because I need to connect with those on the go so potential sales don’t go with them.

I Need a Website

... because my Facebook is too personal, my Twitter is too simple, my LinkedIn is a mess and my Instagram is full of FOOD!

I need a professional website

...to give the latest information to my clients instead of getting them the information late.

I need web design because

As a web designer I make a damn fine astronaut.

I need web developer

Because my host needs cookies, and I can't bake.

I need SEO…

because my keywords are so bad their random-key-that-I-don’t-know-what-it-goes-to-that-I-found-in-a-draw-words.

I knew I was behind the times…

...when a client asked me for my contact and look puzzled because I said “but I need them to see.”

I Need a Website made

because someone asked me about my Custom Style Class and I said “business casual.”

I need SEO…

because my competitor offered to pay me to keep it as bad as it is.

I Need an App…

because preparing my business for the future didn’t mean building a time machine…. sadly.

I Need an App…

because it’s the closest a business can get to being in the consumers home…without police being involved.

I knew I was behind the times…

...when I thought it was rude that a client asked me for my FAQ. I said FAQ you too :)

I Need an App…

because I want my business to be in their pocket and access their back pocket (or whatever pocket they keep their wallet).

I need my own domain name and email address.

It’s awkward to tell people to send their inquiries to SuperStudMuffin64@hotmail.com

I need a website . . .

because I need to show people my inventory, not just my CV.

I Need an App…

because then spending time on my phone is tax deductible (editor’s note: probably not.)

I need SEO…

because unless you are on a trampoline, no one likes a high bounce rate.

I need a professional website

Because a client asked me what customer management system I used and I said index card.

I need my own domain name

because I don’t like being asked how I like working for gmail.com or Hotmail.

Our Core Team

Lena K

We are proud to have such a talented and experienced designer in our team. Having worked with top notch clients in Sydney and fully mastered all the latest trends in UX, Lena will make sure that your website or mobile app looks great, is intuitive to learn and easy to use for anyone.

Alex Merenkov

Alex has over ten years experience as a web programmer and has worked with clients in Australia, the UK, USA, Netherlands and Switzerland. He has a master’s degree in computer sciences and works as a head of I Need Website. Alex is passionate about helping small and medium sized businesses develop unique ways to grow…

Alex Zdorovetsky

Having worked for over 10 years as a system administrator, Alexander knows everything about the servers and takes care of our systems running smoothly. Alexander has always been responsible for our technical tasks and overseeing our customer support.

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