Articles By: Ryan Frederick

Ryan Frederick is a Principal and Vice President of Marketing & Sales for AWH. Founded in 1995, AWH is an application consulting and creation firm. AWH has the experience & expertise to create exceptional applications that drive business outcomes. Ryan can be reached at ryan.frederick@awh.net, @ryanfrederick or 614-537-8000. You can learn more about AWH at awh.net and you can follow us on Twitter @awhnet.

What Drives Application Scope Change and How Does it Impact Your Project?

What Drives Application Scope Change and How Does it Impact Your Project?
In an ideal world, once an application’s scope and requirements have been defined, and you have moved into wireframing, prototyping and building, no changes will be made to the requirements or scope. Notice that we said ideal. In reality, this rarely, if ever, is the case. The fact is, some amount...
March 12th, 2014 | Your Digital Business | Read More

What are Application Wireframes?

What are Application Wireframes?
What wireframes are. Wireframes represent the transition point between planning for your application, and actually building it. Essentially, the wireframes are like a grayscale blueprint of the functional and design components to be included in the application. They leverage the application requirements...
February 12th, 2014 | Your Digital Business | Read More

Application Awareness… Have a Plan

Application Awareness… Have a Plan
Application awareness…have a plan beyond, “If we build it they will come” or ,“We’ll just put it in an app store.” The reality is they won’t come and you won’t get any visibility in the now, very crowded app stores if you don’t have an awareness plan for your application. You wouldn’t...
January 8th, 2014 | Your Digital Business | Read More

Truly Owning & Managing An Application Are Keys To Success

Truly Owning & Managing An Application Are Keys To Success
Own Your Application You shouldn’t create an application if you aren’t prepared to own and manage it. I know that’s kind of harsh. But it’s true. Whether it is your site, a mobile app, an operational application, or any other type of application, you need to own it and manage it like the application...
December 11th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More

Why Less Is More When Creating an Application

Why Less Is More When Creating an Application
Resist The Desire To Pile On Functionality It’s human nature to want an application to have as much functionality as possible at launch. You want it to be great. You want users to love it. The more the better, right? In most cases, no. Version 1 of your application should do as little as possible to...
November 13th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More

Building vs. Buying an Application

Building vs. Buying an Application
The software build vs. buy question has been around since the first lines of code were written and software applications were packaged up for purchase. Although the decision whether to build or buy an application can be daunting and complicated, it doesn’t have to be. Narrowing the decision down to...
October 9th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More

Is a Site an Application?

Is a Site an Application?
We’ve always viewed a website as an application, but we often get quizzical looks or harsher reactions from clients and partners. Let’s start at the most basic level and define a website and a web application. Wikipedia defines a website as, “a set of related web pages served from a single web...
September 11th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More

Understanding Application Development Proposals

Understanding Application Development Proposals
How do application development firms really come up with their estimates? You are likely going to get a couple of proposals to develop your application. We recently started a web application with a client that received three proposals during their search for a development company. The proposals they...
August 14th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More

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