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Quality. Ask our clients how well their business web application systems work. They will tell you that our codes are robust, and that their applications are running beautifully.
Responsiveness. As our client you are our priority. We don’t flake on you. We deliver what we promise. We are available as long as agreed, and beyond. We solve any issues with codes immediately.
Locality. We are based in Dallas, Texas. Not in India. Not in China. Our developers James Shields and Meri Kuusi-Shields work from Dallas, Texas. Our software engineer, Meri’s brother, Pyry is located in Helsinki, Finland. We are not an abstract team of developers somewhere out there.
Experience. We’ve been in the business 10+ years. We have worked with many businesses and gained valuable experience. We are a stable family-based business.
We believe that communication, good documentation, and core development skills are essential ingredients of a successful project. We are available to meet with the client on a weekly basis, or as agreed. We prepare each meeting with development notes, and follow-up each meeting with a meeting memo that includes any information about the next development steps and plans. We are always available to be reached by phone. As our client, your company and project becomes our top priority, and we want to make sure that all communication channels are open. We are extremely approachable for any and all client feedback. It is our job to guarantee quality results in all situations.
Typically we meet up with the client to discuss and plan out new work increments that are about to take place, and to review any work already done. We want to meet as frequently as needed to ensure communication and to build up trust. Meetings can be held once or twice a week or monthly, depending on the work load, development phase, and critical timelines for the delivery. Meetings typically last up to two hours at a time.
Our projects typically last from 3-12 months, and after that we typically continue any development on a need base or as a support role. We prefer to take on only a few larger projects at a time.
Yes. One of our active clients at the moment is a DFW based start-up business. Our work includes software and web application system development, brand messaging development and integration, marketing material design & integration, corporate website design & development, and iOS and Android App development. While we work as independent contractors we integrate as much as needed to their team work practices in order to deliver high quality results that meet with their needs.
Interaria’s services and development focus has evolved and shifted throughout the years along with all the developments and changes on how we regard and use the web, social web and mobile platforms.
Our roots as programmers, web designers and developers go as far as to the mid 1990’s. We officially started in our current set up in 2004 in Austin, Texas. The first two years we worked under a name “Austin Web Studio” as a web design and development company focusing on a high-end and boutique customer niche. Back in those times it was a big differentiating factor to show consistent and creative brand messaging on a web with display accuracy and animations. We worked on web animations a lot and our clients felt measurable positive impact on having a differentiating web presence.
By 2006 we changed our name to Interaria (anticipating a multi-platform app rich social internet, and intending to have a name that wouldn’t tie us inside of web or to a specific location). We shifted our operations to DFW and focused on corporate clients who needed impactful websites in web 2.0 framework. We started our processes of being at the forefront of developing content and document management systems. It was clear that our corporate clients needed not only custom web design services but also easy-to-use content management systems to update their company documents, product images, team pages, and add new pages to their website. We developed a robust content management code and web application base on PHP/MySQL.
From 2008 on we started increasingly focusing on PHP/MySQL web application driven site development and created several web application and database driven websites with secure user account systems, my account areas, and custom actionable items. For instance we developed a website called FootballPot.com where users register and set up and host football pot games. This was a pretty complex project, and the site is still running with an active user base thanks to the robust code and high user acceptance. We also developed a site called Auction Co-Chair that is intended for management of silent charity auctions. Because of the robust code again, the site is still running, and based on their public reporting they have raised quite a lot of funds through the system. We also developed a site called StudentLoanList, a web application and data driven site for people with student loan debt to create a profile and list their debt for giving donors to provide help. The site continues to get new listings and new donations are made through the system.
Another example of a complex web application and data driven system project we have taken on is for Dupree Dance, an organization running nation-wide dance competitions with very detailed scoring and participation rules. Over the years we have developed multiple web applications that include events listing system, dance studio registration system, competition sign up system including detailed data fields for each dance performance, secure check-out process for studios, competition scoring system, results reporting, and discount and loyalty systems. This is an other example of a PHP/MySQL driven application rich custom website with such custom specifications that it simply couldn’t be developed on any template based management platform such as WordPress.
Recently we had a wonderful web and application development project with the Women’s Center of Tarrant County for their preventive child abuse program “Play it Safe!”. We developed an online store and a user registration and account based private video system for their programs intended for schools, abuse prevention organizations, and parents. Users can securely purchase educational material and video viewing licenses through the system.
While we are currently taking on new clients, we also have an ongoing multi-year project contract with a social networking start-up company based in DFW. We are assigned to develop user account systems, API integrations, secure web software applications, and iPhone and Android apps. Our processes include full production work including identity and user experience and interface designs and quality assurance. We also work in the fields of brand management, web and mobile site development, blogging, social media participation and designs for marketing collateral.
We are a local Dallas DFW based custom web application development company and have enjoyed over the years to work with Texas based companies such as SpawGlass, Datascan, Retina Center of Texas, Cornea Consultants of Texas, The Heart Center of Texas, Revitalize Laser & Aesthetics, Mozart’s Coffee and National Neuromonitoring Services. Our customers value the fact that they can talk to us in person, face-to-face. We are fully transparent with our work load sharing and team structure.
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