We use proven technologies and industry best practices to develop robust, responsive web applications that integrate with a wide range of data sources, web services and APIs.
For more than two decades, and over two thousand projects, we have delivered custom FileMaker apps to teams of web, mobile and desktop users, across a wide range of industries.
iOS and Swift, FileMaker, Mobile Web and more -- we can take your app from idea to App Store, or build a robust backend for your team of mobile users.
A major aspect of our work is connecting systems, technologies and services -- if it's got an API, we'll connect to it, or if it needs an API, we'll build it.
Our clients rely on us, not just as programmers, but also as consultants who understand business, technology and workflow dynamics from various perspectives.
We bring you modern UX, design patterns and best practices because good design is always a goal, from how software looks to how it works for users.
We can translate your data into dynamic visual reports or interactive web graphics to help users more quickly and fully understand information.
Beezwax regularly offers training and workshops -- for users and developers -- tailored to your organization, your skill set and your unique business needs.
For more than two decades, and over two thousand projects, we have delivered custom FileMaker apps to teams of web, mobile and desktop users, across a wide range of industries. Beezwax is a Platinum Partner in the FileMaker Business Alliance, designated Reseller and Trainer, with Certified developers through FileMaker v17.
We began as a FileMaker shop, and as the web grew, so did we. Our global customers have always been a driving force: in such a competitive arena, no one can thrive on a single platform. Modern, native web technologies deliver at a global scale.
UX Design is a broad discipline that includes system analysis, prototyping, user studies, planning, UI development, creating personas and more. When you interact with a system, how do you feel? How effective are you? Good UX maximizes the satisfaction and effectiveness of the user.
Thoughtful software is the cornerstone of computing: the beginning, not the end. Great software demands approachable, rewarding interfaces. Without them, people resist using computers; This is a design failure, not a human one.
Beezwax prizes visual clarity, but interface design isn’t purely aesthetic. It’s about grasping the interplay between people and the information they generate and consume. It’s about intuiting and promoting real users’ needs. Ultimately, it’s about improving the relationship between people and work.
From setup, deployment and hosting through optimization, DevOps, and security review, we provide a variety of IT Services to support custom development projects.
You know it's time to move forward to the current version of FileMaker, but aren't sure of all the steps to do this safely and efficiently. We'll look for the gotchas, using our team's knowledge across FileMaker versions, as well as tools like InspectorPro to identify compatibility issues.
Meanwhile, many new features are only potential -- until you implement them. And, of course, we can help with that, too.
Software ages quickly. Rethinking your system may be daunting, but procrastinating can be just as costly. Leverage your existing solution with innovations, including a new definition of how you work today.
Mapped out over months (or years) in phases, priorities can line up with budget. We approach redesigns incrementally: improvement with integrity, and future flexibility, comes step-by-step.
Many systems we've built started in Excel, Numbers or Google docs. Individuals quickly collect data in spreadsheets, but are challenged to securely share their work with team members, across an organization.
We can convert your spreadsheet collection, going far beyond Excel. Custom business apps can support multi-user workflows with cross-platform interfaces, enable multi-layer security and data validation, tailor reporting and data visualization, integrate email and notifications, link to documents and multimedia, connect with web services APIs, and more. Try that with a spreadsheet.
For your organization, is email a powerful tool or a troublesome burden? Either way, email is such a critical element of your business communication, let's find ways to tame this beast and translate its wildness into efficiency and power: Integrate email into your database, mobile app or web application, using it for notifications, in document workflow, for marketing, and even for automated input and output.
Making the most of our strong twenty-year working relationship with FilleMaker Inc., we can process orders of FileMaker products for you.
In 2007 we chose Rails as one of our core development platforms and have been happy with the choice. We have been very proud to be part of the maturation of Rails and supportive technologies.
Swift is a powerful, modern programming language for building incredible mobile apps and robust backend services for iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPad and more.
We also build full-stack web apps, and enable microservice API integrations using Server-side Swift.
We provide and support a range of hosting options for web and FileMaker applications: Cloud, dedicated server, and other specialized hosting.
Our clients rely on us, not just as programmers, but also as consultants who understand business, technology and workflow dynamics from various perspectives. Our experience delivering applications helps your organization work better, operate more smoothly, and focus on those things you enjoy being best at.
Agile development acknowledges: we can't know everything up front. Software projects are complex and ever-evolving, requiring a high level of collaboration and flexibility with customers and ourselves. We prioritize delivering software in incremental working units to: encourage feedback early and often; constantly confirm our heading; and adapt to changing winds fluidly. Improvement with integrity comes step-by-step.
Often, the best fit for a unique business workflow is custom software, tailored to your users, built with your specific needs in mind. Based on careful listening and review, we design and build software that reflects the unique initiatives you value most. Everyone contributes.
Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) can simplify deployment, and reduce costs and overhead for organizations that rely on custom software apps.
We build interactive dashboards, integrate Tableau with existing data sources, and curate your data into visualizations that reflect your business intelligence.
We build out wireframes to illustrate information so that it can be understood quickly and clearly, at a glance. Decisions are still being made and ideas solidified. The overall goal is to create a detailed plan outlining what each page or screen will include from a functional standpoint. This includes how content is grouped or arranged, the ways that information will be structured, and how elements will work or interact with one another.
Beezwax will design, build, extend and integrate your WordPress site. We build WordPress plugins, so you can ignore limitations on what seems possible.
A platform of choice across a wide range of projects, Ruby on Rails is ideal for responsive web applications that organize complex data interaction through elegant UIs, and integrate with a wide range of APIs.
Tableau is a modern data visualization tool that features ease of use, live updates, fast visual analysis of data and publishing to the web. Tableau integrates with many modern databases systems, including FileMaker.
Git is a version-control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. Simply put, Git is the single tool virtually all modern developers rely upon to manage development, code review, testing and deployment. As a distributed revision-control system, Git is aimed at speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows. As with most other distributed version-control systems, and unlike most client–server systems, every Git directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version-tracking abilities, independent of network access or a central server. ***Note:** FileMaker is a very rare exception to this. The platform is unable to take part in Git tools and workflows due to its encapsulation of code and core assets within a "block box" binary file format that's incompatible with source control*.
FileMaker Go is an iOS app for iPhone and iPad that delivers your FileMaker application to mobile devices. If your workflow requires mobility, FileMaker Go is an excellent choice for delivering your data where you need it.
Plugins, themes, custom development, server and hosting deployment, publishing workflow, integration, social media. WordPress started as a simple blogging tool and has become the most popular self-hosted content management system, supported by a vast ecosystem of plugins and templates that allow broad functionality.
macOS is a Unix-based graphical operating system developed and marketed by Apple since 2001. It is the primary operating system for Apple's Mac family of computers.
Use Excel as a tool for input or output, and build a database-driven application to manage sophisticated workflow from end to end.
An open source testing framework used to drive test and behavior driven development in Ruby and Rails applications.
SQL is everywhere: embedded in web, desktop and mobile applications. The many flavors of SQL drive a large majority of database servers world wide.
We create DSLs for particular use-cases, from configuration files to full-blown APIs.
FileMaker Server component of the FileMaker platform. Server is tasks with hosting database files and providing services such as backup, data integrity, file maintenance and activity reporting.
Sass is an extension of CSS that adds power and elegance to the basic language. It allows you to use variables, nested rules, mixins, inline imports, and more, all with a fully CSS-compatible syntax.
FileMaker Cloud provides a secure, reliable and easy-to-maintain platform to deploy custom apps in the cloud.
Akamai's platforms feature a content delivery network (CDN) with thousands of servers worldwide, and added functions for security and testing - perfect for supporting huge sets of worldwide users.
*nix is an abbreviation that represents the family of Unix-based operating system such as Unix, Linux and macOS.
AppleScript is one of many options for integrating and automating desktop workflows built around FileMaker and other Mac-native applications.
Start with the basics of Unix platform automation.
Go (often referred to as **Golang**) is a programming language designed by Google. Go is a statically typed, compiled language in the tradition of C, with the added benefits of memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing, and CSP-style concurrency. The compiler, tools, and source code are all free and open source. With Google's strong support, many web-scale projects run on Go, including: - Docker - Kubernetes - Couchbase (query and indexing services) - Dropbox (having migrated from Python) - Google (many projects) - MongoDB (admin tools) - Netflix (server architecture) - Heroku (Doozer lock service) - SoundCloud - Uber (high volume geofence queries) In practical terms, Go was designed by Google to be an ideal server-side language. It's useful to compare Go to Server-Side Swift, as performance tests among modern web platforms often place these two platforms at the head of the class. Here are key differences: - Go favors speed over API "correctness" and elegance. It lacks key feeatures of Swift, such as *generics* and classes. - Go is much less *object oriented (OO)* than Swift. - Go is simpler, while Swift is more expressive. - Go is particularly focused on writing highly efficient *programs* (rather than *libraries*) across very large teams. - Go is meant to be best at server-side applications. Swift has many optimizations for real-time applications (such as iOS and macOS apps) that Go makes little attempt to match. - Swift is more future-facing, embracing modern programming ideas, while Go looks more to the past, aiming for raw server-side performance. That said, Go and Server-side Swift share these core similarities: - Both handle concurrency with high efficiency. - Both have automatic garbage collection. - Both compile down to native bitcode.
Fuzzy matching can actually make your search queries smarter. Elastic helps users find close (not necessarily exact) matches, as well as search across multiple data sets.
QuickBooks accounting applications for desktop, server and online cloud-based services help businesses manage payments, bills and payroll.
Barcode is a kind of language that allows information systems to communicate with each other. Mobile systems based on scanners or iOS devices can both read and speak barcode.
HTML5 structures and presents content in modern web applications.
For handling big data and real-time web applications.
MySQL is one of the most popular database backends for web and mobile applications. It's a solid and mature choice, although these days we work with many alternatives.
A member of the Microsoft Office suite, Access is a relational database management tool designed for creating business applications.
Oracle offers enterprise databases and related platforms that can integrate with web, mobile, FileMaker and desktop applications.
Integrate your custom business apps, and extend the functionality of your existing systems through Google's APIs to take advantage of their services. Examples include Calendar, Docs, Search, Gmail, Translate, Maps and more.
A design app. Sometimes, THE design app. Sketch is a powerful design toolkit used for building the UI and UX of modern interfaces.
Adds server functionality and server management tools to macOS X.
Google Analytics tracks website activity, to help you understand who is visiting a website, and why. With the right integration, you can even connect this info with other important data about customers, orders, and more.
One of the most popular SQL databases. Instead of needing a dedicated server, it sits in its own file alongside the application.
A language-independent and standardized format for constructing data objects with name-value pairs. JSON is used extensively to pass data between applications of all types.
Heroku provides cloud infrastructure to build, deliver, monitor and scale apps, of all different sizes, types and uses, across multiple platforms.
The leading cloud-based platform for integrating SMS, voice, video and more.
Flexible, customizable e-commerce platform for selling products and services.
Adaptive layout is the techniques and tools available in xCode that allow developers to reuse layout resources across multiple iOS devices.
What's up, Docker? How about an industry-standard way to package up apps (in "containers") so we can help you deploy them on a variety of cloud platforms. That's what's up with Docker.
GitHub manages collaboration -- software source code, sharing and team review -- whether its for secure and private business systems, or for software we share socially with the open source community.