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Barrel Proof Apps

A craft consulting agency specializing in mobile, web, cloud, and IoT solutions.

Definition

A craft approach to creating applications

The purpose and method

Barrel Proof (also known as Cask Strength) is a term used in whiskey making to describe bottling straight from the barrel, containing a significantly higher proof. Whereas other whiskey is watered down and has a higher yield, Barrel Proof whiskey provides a much fuller flavor and arguabley the most pure whiskey drinking experience you can have.

Many of these traits are also found in the method we take towards creating applications. A combination of art and science, we take pride and are passionate about crafting applications for one purpose - providing an end product users will love.

Our Skillset

Our growing team has strength in experience at the 4 levels that are needed most to successfully assist our customers from inception, to launch and on down the product roadmap.

Oversight & Agile Methodolgy

User Experience & Design

Software Development

Strategy and Product Management

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Our Services

We Are Experts In Creating Applications

Mobile Apps

Need an iOS, Android, or tvOS app? No problem. We build native mobile apps that look sexy, are super fast, and feel good. We've been doing this for a while and can help you navigate some of the inherent challenges that are part of any mobile roadmap.

Web Apps

All we do is responsive web apps. Don't know what that means? That's ok, it's simple - we design and implement web applications that work on a mobile device or desktop, all in one single app. So whether it's a custom app you're looking to create, or a CMS, or a Store front, we have the experience to get you there.

Cloud Services

Every app we build has some component of an integration - we just don't build stand alone apps. This means that we are constantly deploying our solutions in a cloud environment and integrating with other platforms in a secure way that will scale to as high as you want to go.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The world of devices is growing outside of the mobile world and we've had more than just an eye on it for a while now. If you are looking to integrate lighweight hardware, control systems, sensing devices, or beacon intrastructure in a orchestrated way, please talk to us.

Don't know where to start?

Sometimes the best plan is to create a plan. We provide scoping and requirements gathering services that help you define what it is that you want to do. It's a comprehensive short process that involves working with you to model your business processes, define your functional user stories, identify a technical stack, and then assist with defining a product roadmap for your MVP.

Pretty much everything you need to get in front of an agile build & design team with the appropriate oversight.

Blog

Travel Through Time With Us!

  • 04.07.2017 by Andrew Zuercher

    As an end user, I'd put filling out a captcha right up there with doing my taxes as one of the necessary annoyances in life.  But, they are extremely important in today's web apps, or heck even 10 years ago's web apps.  Lets just say they're important at scrubbing bad noise out and leave it at that.  Cool thing is, there is a way to implement captchas invisibly so that you dont even know they are there.

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  • 02.17.2016 by Andrew Zuercher

    I had a blast yesterday at Dev Nexus where I gave a talk on Introduction to Javascript.next (ES6).  There is nothing quite like presenting on a subject to really get you to know the topic inside out.  The audience was great and I really enjoy the subject matter.  

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  • 02.02.2016 by Andrew Zuercher

    So I cook a bit and I've come to the conclusion that warming up some pre-made pasta sauce someone else made and throwing it over some store bought noodles doesn't really qualify as an "italian chef".  Unfortunately.   That definition is reserved for those that make their sauce and pasta from scratch.  Same thing goes for implementing a productized or enterprise security model, you could go out and leverage someone else's off the shelf security infrastructure and run your apps in their silo and it's simpler that way.  OR you can roll your own security service and be that "italian chef".

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  • 11.25.2015 by Andrew Zuercher

    A lot of times I'm asked to build applications that include assets that I really enjoy using Amazons Simple Storage Service (S3) for. It is far less-expensive to use, can be made available in different regions, and it doesn't kill the performance of my application server. Tons of open source utilities exist for it to interoperate with my models in RoR and nodejs for example. Problem is that for vanilla type of deployments, being open is fine, but when the assets have Intellectual Property (IP) associated with them, this needs to be locked down a bit.

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  • 11.19.2015 by Andrew Zuercher

    Apple's 4th generation of the Apple TV provides some pretty cool new functions.  A new remote was introduced, heck you can even use Siri to control the navigation now.  But the biggest thing by far is that it's now possible to develop apps for the tv itself and install them through the new "App Store" app shipped with tvOS 9 (Apple's latest operating system for Apple TV).

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  • 11.14.2015 by Andrew Zuercher

    Basecamp is an excellent tool for collaborating with a wide range of role players on a project.  Whether a designer, non-technical subject matter expert, or a coder, basecamp can provide a ton of value as a platform for inter-team communication.  

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