Web Design

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We give importance to every detail in your website. Giving equal importance to both the design and the development.

Innovative Design

We believe that every website should look amazing. There is no such thing as a good excuse to go lazy on design. We also believe it is possible to have too much design in a website! Every website is different and has different demands. This is why we believe in keeping designs adaptive.

Our first step is always getting to know you :)

W3C Valid Markup

The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability.

Learn more about W3C online http://www.w3.org/

Object-Oriented Coding

OOP is a type of programming in which programmers define not only the data type of a data structure, but also the types of operations (functions) that can be applied to the data structure. In this way, the data structure becomes an object that includes both data and functions. In addition, programmers can create relationships between one object and another. For example, objects can inheritcharacteristics from other objects.

We use object oriented programming for all of the software develop in-house.

Universal API's

API, an abbreviation of application program interface, is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer then puts the blocks together.

API's when used correctly will really make your life a lot easier when it comes to managing your website, app or media feed.

Wordpress Managed Websites

While we do not feel wordpress is the best solution for everyone we do feel it serves a valuable purpose. For example if you have a basic website or one that is blog driven wordpress is a match made in heaven!

We also have lots of solutions for people with smaller budgets that just need something simple.

If you need a plugin made for existing wordpress website we can help you too.

Custom Websites

We believe this is the best solution if it is within your budget. Our approach to custom websites begins with the designing all the sections with photoshop before any code is written. This process makes it much easier to get the website you want. Once all designs are approved we write the code and depending on your choices with content management will have the site up and running within 1-2 weeks.

At a later time we will be making some videos on showing you the differences between a custom solution compared to a turn key template site.

Social Engine Development

For those wanting to start their own social network we have some great news! Social Engine makes it possible for you to build a social network of your own for a fraction of the cost of what it take to build one from the ground-up. We highly encourage you to learn more about social engine to see if this is a good fit for your needs!

We are proud to be Social Engine developers. http://socialengine.net

E-Commerce

Online stores don't have to be complicated. Especially with all the platforms that are currently available. Depending on your needs there are a multitude of different carts / platforms that can help you sell online. Some of the more common carts we have worked with are: Pinnacle Cart, Magento, OS Commerce, Zen Cart and Open Cart.

We can also help you write your own PCI compliant eCommerce platform.

Brand Media

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Sexy media helps you say more with a lot less ;)

Photography

We offer in-house photography services for our clients because we believe having professional media is absolutely essential! We have a wide range of cameras, lenses and lighting to help get any shot you can dream up! We are proud to have established relationships with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Red, Black Magic and Borrowlenses.com

Video

If a picture says 1,000 words than imagine what can a video do for you! We have a full production crew in-house that can shoot and edit your videos! We strongly recommend this if you are starting a Kickstarter campaign! We are proud to have established relationships with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Red, Black Magic and Borrowlenses.com

Motion Graphics

We have a very powerful team of motion graphic artists that will really make your videos stand out! We do most of our Motion Graphics editing with Adobe After-Effects CS6 and Apple Motion. We usually will incorporate a logo intro / outro with all of the videos we shoot for our clients. This helps give your videos a professional touch that will set you apart from competitors.

Illustration

Art is a very powerful tool to pull in customers and push your message out to the world. We do all of our Illustration in-house. Our creative artists draw with Wacom tablets so that all artwork is easily altered with multiple layers. Check out Wacom! We can't say enough good things about them! We really enjoy using their products!

http://wacom.com

Graphic Design

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Creativity is what we live for.

Graphic User Interface

A website or app is only as effective as the user interface is intuitive to use. If you confuse your end users with too much comlexity or inconsisties they will get frustrated and leave, often times never to return. Today people want what they want now! We believe the User Interface is most often what will make or break a project.

This is the very first element we address when building a website or app!

Logo / Branding

A logo is the most powerful tool you have to define your company's brand. Because the logo is so valuable a lot of care has to be put into the creation of the logo. Your logo should really reflect who you are and what you stand for. A logo can have a direct effect on achieving your goals and the growth of your company.

Our first step to designing a logo for a brand is getting to know you :)

Creative Vision

As a business or even an indivudual you have to be able to change directions as your needs change. We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. Being adaptive and attentive to your clients needs is what will keep make your business thrive.

With our experience and creative eye we help you stay relevant to the needs of your clients through the lifespan of your company.

Advertising

What helps people, helps business. We help you make this connection to your clients, the people. A product or brand is really only as good as people know about it. We can help you manage creative advertising strategies to get eyes on your product and generate hype and turning that hype into profits.

We view advertising as a game of chess that requires clever strategies if you wish to achieve success. Let's play together!

Mobile Applications

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The world of today is mobile.

Conceptualize

The first step to building an app is to understand the entire purpose of the app. This process can take some, usually over multiple meetings. We like to look at all features and functionality an app will need so that we can properly address all potential issues and possible improvements.

Before we discuss any application you wish to develop we encourage you to take the proper measures to protect your ideas. We suggest using a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). If you are not sure where to go to get this shoot us an email (info@hotlikewasabi.com) and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Planning

Failing to plan is planning to fail. We believe that your projects business plan is crucial to your success. Many times a project will need funding to get started and often times mid-project. We have seen so many cases where people have started projects only to change direction half way through depleting available funds. Having a good business plan makes fund raising a much more professional interaction with potential investors / partners.

If your project is merely an idea at this point have no fear! We can help you write your business plan as well as help you find the right investors for your project. We can't stress it enouch how important it is you find the right investors and partners that understand your goals.

Fund Raising

Ok so you have your project scope, you have your business plan ready only to find out your project is our of your immediate budget! Don't let this stop you from contacting us! We can help you setup a fund raising campaign that can help you get your project in the eyes of many people via platforms like Kickstarter.com or a select few angel investors. We like the Kickstarter model and have seen many times where it has been very successful, it does however depend on your project and how it benefits the public to determins if this is a viable option. Either way we are here to help!

We also do a select few join-venture projects a year where we can partner up with you and work together to get your app out and into the marketplace!

Development

Development is what will make your app a success story or a costly tragedy. We believe this process should be one with a realistic perspective from both the development team as well as the client. It's also so very crucial that communication is effective in this phase as a small misunderstanding can create countless hours and part of the app's budget wasted. With our years of experience writing apps for IOS, Android and Windows platforms we have learned preventative measures to keep good communication with our clients to avoid this from happening.

If you would like to learn more about our development process, please give us a call and we would be happy to speak to you!

Getting your app into the marketplace

So your app is complete and functioning beatifully! Releasing your app into the marketplace doesn't have to be a stressful process, rather it is often quite simple if the proper steps are taken. With Android you really have nothing to worry about as far as getting it approved, with the Apple App store though there can be many "hoops" one has to jump through before the app is deemed acceptable for the app store.

We have found that the best way to get your app into both markets as well as have positive reviews is quality assurance testing. This process can take a few weeks and depending on the complexity of the app could even take months to properly test! It is however much faster to do your testing before submitting as multiple attemps to submit your app can be rather time comsuming and can make it really hard to communicate your go-live date to your investors / partners.

It is also very important that your development team has a proven track record with apple, this alone can save weeks of approval time!

Market your app

It would be foolish to think that simply uploading your app to the app store will spell out your success with instantly gratifying stacks of money pouring into your bank account! We would love it if things were that simple! Like any project you have to launch through the proper channels to make the public aware of your app's existince and what it can do for them. We have many avenues for this including relationships with tech blogs, media outlets, youtube channels, podcasts, television commercials and more. The sky is the limit!

We also have an endless arsenal of creative tools to help your advertising campaign professional and sexy! To learn more about this just look through our brand media, graphic design and print design sections of our website. As always don't hesitate to call us with any questions you may have! We look forward to working with you!

Print Design

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Design you can touch.

Business Cards

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Catalogs / Calendars

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Signs / Banners

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Apparel

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Vehicle Wraps

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