Business Information Applications for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
I am a freelance computer programmer. I have been creating custom computer applications for over 40 years. For the last 20+ years, I have been building information tracking and management applications in MS Access for small- and medium-sized business. I now apply that knowledge and experience to web applications and so I can provide the same quality and full-featured programs that were previously only possible on the desktop.
Desktop and Web Applications
You are certainly familiar with Desktop Applications. They are just the computer programs, or software, that are installed on your computer. They are delivered to your computer either on a CD, DVD, or a download. Examples of this kind of stand-alone program would be an accounting program or word processor. These applications take full advantage of the computer’s abilities and can be extremely powerful, fast, and feature-rich.
A Web Application is a rather new way to create a computer program, usually called an application or just app for short. This kind of program runs in your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc.). and is a Web Site, a group of Web Pages. Rather than being a stand-alone program that you have to install, you point your browser at a Web Site. There is nothing to install and updates to the program happen automatically and immediately when any Page in the Web Site is updated. The power, speed, and features of a Web App can rival that of a Desktop Applicaion. In addition, a Web App can run on any device – desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone.
Which Type of Application Is Right For You?
As is often the case, which is the best approach depends on what your needs are. It could turn out that the best solution would be a mixed system, where different parts would be written for the desktop and other parts written as a web app. If you would contact me at your convenience, I would be glad to discuss this with you.
My preferred clients are small and medium-sized businesses, so I structure my business policies and fees to satisfy the needs of those businesses — I am available to you outside of normal business hours when there aren't other demands on your time and I keep my fees low so that the systems I create for you fit your budget and yield quicker returns on your investment.
Contact me so we can discuss your needs, the problems you are having and learn how a small investment can satisfy your needs, solve your problems, and save you money.