'Apps" is short for "Applications". Lobster Computing specializes in utilizing web-based technology to develop applications. With this technology, your employees need only a web browser to access the application. This type of application can be accessed from your private intranet, from your private server over the internet, or from somewhere in 'the cloud', anytime, day or night. Web-based apps are agile, adaptive, and cost less to manage than traditional client-server technology. Leveraging this technology could save your company thousands of dollars and many headaches!
Lobster Computing has created applications to help run businesses, both large (Fortune 500) and small. Over the years, Lobster Computing has built apps from the ground up for businesses in the following industries:
For those who are interested, Lobster Computing prefers the following technologies for building applications:
Lobster Computing has developed specialized expertise in the following areas:
The following steps are major phases of the application development process:
Your website is your "shingle", out there for the public to see.
It is where they establish their impression of your business.
It may be the only portal by which to interact with your business.
This is why your website is a very important part of your business strategy.
Building a website is often the least expensive, yet most effective advertising for your business in existence.
Compare pricing to radio or television advertising; you'll see a major difference in cost.
That is why hiring the right web developer and spending the right amount on your site is critical to your success.
Lobster Computing can design, develop, implement, and maintain your website. From a simple one-page site (like this one), to an elaborate e-commerce or Flash-based site, the limit is only your imagination and budget.
Businesses interested in building a website often have one question: "how much will it cost". Lobster Computing has built sites ranging from $500 up to $10,000. Before you find out what the costs are, it is important to do some analysis and determine what is needed. Often there are multiple options available to you, and you get to determine how simple or elaborate your site will be. Lobster Computing charges by the hour, but will quote you for your entire job. That way, you always know what the cost is up front, and how your additions and changes affect the bottom line.
Lobster Computing offers the following website-related services:
For those who are interested, Lobster Computing prefers the following technologies for building websites:
Lobster Computing can help create various custom projects, including:
At some point examples will be posted so you can get an idea of what's involved. Check back or contact me about an idea you may have!
The following links are resources gathered for presentations or cool stuff you can use right now to make your life better. Enjoy!
Hello! I'm Russ Newberg, and I started Lobster Computing in 1995 after working with various software companies for years and travelling around the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico practicing my craft. Back in the day, a nickname for me was 'Lobster Newberg'. So, when I started my business, the name stuck.
I find that doing independent consulting challenges me creatively and provides juice to tackle all the other things in life!
I'm settled in Northern California with my wife and two kids and enjoy photography, biking, camping, hiking, kayaking, geocaching, stunt kite flying, various musical instruments, trains, motorcycling, and other hobbies.
lobsterrn at sbcglobal.net (link removed to prevent spam)
When Andy's company needed to revamp their site, they wanted something sophisticated to match the quality of their work. People say "a picture is worth 1000 words". See if you agree.
The new site features big bold images, online reservation requests, social media integration, live weather links, and photo and video libraries. It's also much more SEO friendly than the old site!
LTA had a longstanding site that was in need of an upgrade. The new site features online reservation requests, full tour details, live weather links, social media integration, an animated flash header, a multimedia library section, and unique summer and winter themes.
The PSVRR needed a site to advertise their excursions and causes. This site is a temporary, stylized microsite that is in place until their new site is fully developed. Watch this spot for a dynamic, amazing new site soon!
Folsomlook needed a site that was beautiful, provided her with all the options she wanted, yet easy to navigate. Her site features online appointment requests, calendar and social media integration, and a custom photo gallery to showcase her work.