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You’ve probably heard the term used in lots of different contexts, but what exactly is a ‘web application’? How does it differ from a ‘website’? What about ‘native’ and ‘hybrid’ applications—what are they? Find out!
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What we can do for you
Web & Mobile Applications
We specialise in designing and building bespoke applications for the web and iOS, for small to medium businesses. We can get your innovative startup idea off the ground, or revolutionise your existing business—all at low risk and low cost.
Talk to us about your startup—it's confidential, no obligation and no cost.
Between us we have over 15 years of experience building fast, reliable and scalable apps for the web and iOS. We've made ideas into reality for startups, and brought existing businesses into the digital age. If you have a startup idea, or your business is still running on Excel spreadsheets and a filing cabinet, then you should get in touch to see how we can help.
We offer consulting services in two areas: WebObjects and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
- Development and consulting work on existing WebObjects applications.
- AWS consulting. We have been deploying our own projects to AWS since 2010, and we can help you with yours. We can design and implement custom architectural solutions for web and other applications.
Web Applications we've made
Relief Ruler is a startup business solving the problem of finding temporary relief teachers for schools.
The majority of schools still find relief teachers for filling short term vacancies using a contact list and a telephone—often frantically in the morning, as classes are about to begin. Relief Ruler takes the stress out of the process, by helping schools to connect with their existing relief teachers and identify new ones. Schools then post vacancies to fill. Suitable teachers are notified by SMS and email. Teachers can view jobs (and accept or decline them) directly from their phones. Relief Ruler tracks everyone's commitments (and unavailability) and only makes offers to the right teachers. Schools can upload documents for the teacher to use, easily and securely.
Relief Ruler was created for Manage My Relief Days Pty Ltd, and launched in April 2015.
Private Bed Finder
Private Bed Finder is a healthcare-related startup that matches patients, doctors & private hospital beds.
Logic Squad designed and implemented the back-end software used by Private Bed Finder to co-ordinate the specialist roster, private hospital bed availability, and the live calls from emergency department doctors looking to place insured patients. The multi-user application has interfaces for telephone operators that take bookings, administrative users, and nominated staff from the destination hospitals that provide bed availability updates. The system automatically generates notifications via email and SMS messaging for both successful and unsuccessful outcomes. End-of-month invoicing functionality is built-in.
The application has been in live, daily use since December 2009.
SurvStar is a startup providing online psychological testing for health, rehabilitation, teaching & other professionals.
It allows consultants to send their clients to a one-stop web application for survey completion, removing the overhead (and potential for error) from paper-based survey administration. SurvStar currently offers content licensed from Congruence, an Australian leader in the development of psychological assessment tools for use in the career development and life transition of individuals and groups in counselling, educational organisational and rehabilitation contexts.
SurvStar was developed in partnership with MSVS Consultancy, an Adelaide-based rehabilitation firm, and launched October 2012.
Hydromaster is a workflow management and record-keeping system for a leading sub-contractor in the building industry.
Hydroproof is a specialist waterproofing sub-contractor for the residential and commercial building sectors. Co-ordinating a group of estimators, supervisors and installers used to involve an arcane collection of Excel spreadsheets and lots of paper. Logic Squad teamed up with Hydroproof in 2013 to develop Hydromaster—a modern, flexible application for tracking jobs from start to finish, keeping records, and managing workers. Starting with business and process analysis, Logic Squad developed a customised workflow management solution in a matter of weeks, and Hydroproof was seeing measurable financial benefit within months.
Hydromaster is in daily use on iPads in the field, and on desktops in the back office.
Booker is a group bookings management system.
With a focus on entertainment complexes, Booker keeps track of customers and their bookings over multiple arenas and locations. Promotions and packages are fully configurable and extensible. Daily, weekly, and monthly calendar views let staff view upcoming events at a glance. Monthly and annual reports are built-in. Booker can provide day sheets for staff on the ground, and works on any device for booking operators on the road.
Le Mans Grand Prix Go-Karts, Victoria’s largest go-kart complex, has used Booker at their facilities in Dandenong South since August 2013.
MangoData provides management, reporting and auditing services for MangoTech machines.
MangoTech is an Australian company with a focus on providing practical automation solutions for the timber industry. MangoTech's truss, nailing and panel machines are state-of-the-art systems that are used throughout the world.
MangoData receives data from machines around the globe every minute, recording statistics for each client, with a view to improving their business. MangoData allows clients to view machine activity in real time with graphs and spreadsheets. MangoData has been collecting machine data for MangoTech since January 2013.
Logic Squad worked with Dr. Sepehr Shakib to create a web-based version of his popular Auditmaker tool for conducting clinical audits.
Auditmaker began as a Microsoft Access-based database application, but quickly outgrew the limitations inherent in Access. In particular, clinical audit generally involves the co-operation of multiple users, often over multiple sites. Auditmaker is now a multi-user web-based application running on WebObjects and PostgreSQL.
Auditmaker launched in August 2011, and is used by a broad range of clinical organisations.
How we'll work with you
Logic Squad’s process is iterative. We work with you to break the application into small chunks of features and prioritise them into iterations of the following process. Each loop ships a fully usable version of your product, delivering you some real business value.
No locked in, all-or-nothing plans. You control the size, scope and cost of each iteration.
Discover & Design
This is where we work with you to understand your business, and the goals and challenges faced by you and your customers.
We take the problem you are trying to solve and translate it to a web application solution. This is further broken down into a list of individual features we call a backlog.
You prioritise and sort the backlog so we know the features that are most important to you, and together we select features that will be built and delivered.
Build & Test
This is where we build and test the agreed features into the application to deliver a deployable working product.
As an optional extra we can also offer staging environments where the product can be acceptance tested with users and internal stakeholders before going live.
Deploy & Measure
The application and features we have built are shipped into a live environment where it is ready for your use.
No product survives first contact with the user.
Any issues from previous builds are addressed. Based on your original business case, we measure the performance of features and together we use this information to find enhancements and new features for the backlog.
Rinse & Repeat
A good product is never ‘done’. It is expanded, polished and refined as it reacts to changes in usage and business process.
In each iteration, a new set of features is chosen from the backlog for build and delivery. You control how much is built and when.
Web Objects and AWS consulting
Wellcom Group Limited
Wellcom is a technology-based marketing production company with operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand. They service both corporate marketing operations and advertising agencies with fully integrated in-house studio hubs or external client liaison and production across the globe.
Logic Squad has consulted for Wellcom on deploying WebObjects applications to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). We have built production architectures for Wellcom applications (using EC2, S3, SES, and a range of other AWS products), and migrated these solutions between AWS regions. We conducted a security review of Wellcom's AWS-hosted applications.
SmartleadsUSA is a cutting-edge direct mail marketing company based in Florida. They provide targeted direct mail campaigns for nearly every consumer and business market, and manage all areas of direct marketing including mailing list acquisition, progressive direct marketing plans & individual direct mail fulfilment.
Orcutt Winslow is a multi-disciplinary design firm that offers specialty services including architectural design and interior architecture. Established in 1971, the firm specializes in education, healthcare, and senior living projects in Arizona, California, and throughout the United States.
Logic Squad has helped Orcutt Winslow add new features to Virtual Project, their customized project management software consisting of multiple WebObjects applications and frameworks.
Logic Squad is a software development shop based in Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia.
Our focus is creating web applications, and deploying them using Amazon Web Services. With the experience we've gained doing that over several years, we can help you with your AWS projects, too.
We're always looking for new and interesting work, and we have the capacity to take on new projects at any time. We have a lot of experience with working remotely, and we're very good at it. We can also work on-site—whatever is best for your business. If you think there's something we can do for you, shoot us an email now. We'd love to hear from you.