StormGate now has an about page. Check it out, it has an eagle. It talks about who we are and metaphorically, where we are charting course for, it’s all that a vision should be and it’s the map we are following. But where is the juicy stuff? What? This metaphorical eagle doesn’t satisfy your inner-geek? That’s what this post is for, tech-heads and assuming clients.
We build Apps, Websites & Communities
People love talking about the code they write, we do it too and while the most important thing is actually at the other end of the process (the value added not the specifics of its addition) we do still want to tell you about it. We write web apps in PHP/MySQL and use jQuery more than we eat bread. We are purists and we write code naked, (ok the naked part is a joke to check your still awake.) We know there are other languages but PHP can be beautiful too, and the world runs it, that’s undeniable. (We also write real apps in C# to supplement our dev. process!) Manoeuvrability, freedom and value are just some of our reasons for using this stack. We aren’t tied to it but it really, really works, for us. We use AWS (Amazon Web Services) and you should too. We think this is the decade of Amazon, so grab a surf board and get into the surf.
Primarily we build websites, some in the form of web apps and others just for information. All of our sites looking forward will have social elements and feature some sort of growth hacking. We are also expanding into mobile apps. Everything we build must add value.
We run ads
A wondrous thing about the internet today is advertising. Over the years markets have opened up through various advertising channels to get your intent in front of lots of people, now, as it is today, facebook, google and other platforms allow you to get that same intent out to millions of people, almost instantaneously, what’s more its laser targeted, statistically responsible and affordable. We run ads at an ever increasing rate because in the end it doesn’t matter if we create something amazing, what matters is that it’s shown to the people that will find it amazing, otherwise the diamond stays hidden, underground, hoping for fluke excavation.
Today we will write code, but we will also write other useful characters. Reports – from SEO to PPC to UX – we are constantly reminding ourselves of the lessons learnt, looking forwards we will share more and more of these lessons. Ridiculous metaphors are also common place here, like our eagle vision; we love to explain things in new ways (incidentally we find this works for ad copy too, don’t you think?)
If you like lean start-ups, innovative web stuff and ridiculous metaphors follow us for more regular ridiculousness.