Website Design and Mobile Application Development in Austin, Texas

Web Applications

White Label Development on IBM Bluemix’s Watson Services

White Label Development on IBM Bluemix’s Watson Services

Halfslide Design recently completed another White Label development project for another development agency that utilized IBM Bluemix’s Watson services.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with white label services: white label services are when we at Halfslide Design do software development work for other creative or development agencies in order to supplement their workforce on projects.  It allows those agencies to staff projects without keeping full-time staff and all work is done under their brand.  In that case, we do not add the project to our Halfslide Design portfolio and do not publicly take any credit for the work.

In the case of this project, the client had an interesting requirement.  They wanted to capture video responses of survey … Read the rest


The Weeli App – Building a Social Alternative to Yelp

The Weeli App – Building a Social Alternative to Yelp

Since its inception in 2004, Yelp has gone on to become one of the internet’s largest public review sites.

With users able to recommend anything from hotels to restaurants and plumbing services to chiropractors, the site is the go-to for people looking for social proof of a company’s credentials.

However, as Yelp has grown, its own credibility and indeed its usefulness has taken a hit; particularly in the social proof aspect of its reviews.

Problems with Yelp

Yelp’s problems are an unfortunate result of its fundamental business model and its growth.

In the beginning, when each company had a handful of honest reviews left by early adopters who saw it as a way of helping the community, everything seemed to … Read the rest

Posted on October 27th, by Peter in Mobile Apps, News, Portfolio, Projects, Web Applications.


Building the Membership Site for Austin’s First Dog Bar

Building the Membership Site for Austin’s First Dog Bar

For those of us who live in Austin, Texas, there’s never a shortage of choice when it comes to bars for our evenings out. With a vibrant music scene, diverse food options and an established craft beer culture, we can’t say we’re not well catered for.

However, while the people of Austin will always have somewhere to go, our four-legged friends are often not welcome. For dog owners who enjoy good food and drink yet hate to leave their furry friends home alone, this has always presented a problem.

Now, in the great entrepreneurial spirit we come to expect of our city, Yard Bar is providing a solution. Austin’s first dog bar, it has a menu stacked with all the … Read the rest


Helping a Local Charity to Help the Homeless

Helping a Local Charity to Help the Homeless

Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a local charity here in Austin, Texas, that is working to help the city’s homeless population by developing a series of schemes that bring sustainable, long term changes to their lives in ways that simple hand outs never can.

From the humble beginnings of having one minivan delivering meals to whichever men and women they happened to find on the streets, the charity has grown to now include several ongoing projects that form one whole, bigger picture, with the emphasis on building both a community and a future for Austin’s homeless.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes Projects

Map for tracking daily food deliveries

The list of current projects includes the following:

Community First! – a 27-acre … Read the rest

Posted on March 9th, by Peter in News, Portfolio, Web Applications.

A website for 2bme – team building and much more

A website for 2bme – team building and much more

Halfslide Design was recently tasked with the creation of a website for2bme, a local startup here in Austin, Texas, whose aim is to provide ongoing, online leadership training and team building through type theory.  The site is 2bme.cc

The website offers each user the chance to create a personalized profile, which serves as a hub for them to facilitate their personal development. This process begins with a quick 4-question personality quiz to determine their type, which is key to how the site will interact with them later.

As 2bme’s system requires daily interaction with the site, it had to be both easy and enjoyable to use, and actually provide more than just the stated aim. Customizable soft colors and … Read the rest


Bizzio

Bizzio

Halfslide Design recently completed a project for Bizzio, Inc prendre viagra. Bizzio is a project management Saas (Software as a Service) application that specifically targets individuals in the commercial real estate sector. We built an online application at http://www.bizzio.com, a mobile website at http://m.bizzio.com, as well as an iPhone IOS application and Android application.

The purpose of Bizzio is to manage projects.  It’s full configurable to manage any kind of project.  In fact, we use Bizzio with the client to manage enhancements and bugs for the site itself.  The site has a few of the following features that we think provide a lot of use to Bizzio users:

  • Automatic Monthly billing through Stripe that provides a 45-day free
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I Choose Golf

I Choose Golf

Visit iChooseGolf

iChooseGolf is an exciting new fantasy golf site that seeks to provides a unique fantasy team experience to its users. The basic idea behind iChooseGolf is that a user can create a fantasy golf league, invite his or her friends to join that league by creating their own teams, and then compete against them in weekly matchups. Each team in the league can build a list of PGA golfers through a draft, trades, or free-agent signings.  The team then receives a score based on how that team’s players perform in the weekly PGA tournaments.  A team is matched up with another team from their league once a week and the winner is the team with the highest score.  … Read the rest