Case Study: Streeter Printing

When we first met the owner of Streeter Printing, she was interested in boosting her online presence- not a new website. After an initial evaluation, we found that her nearly ten year old website was in disrepair and quite a few pages and areas had lost functionality.
After touring the printing manufacturing facility, we met with the owner and a couple principle employees to review the goals of the website. We worked through the existing website, page by page, picture by picture, to highlight areas that worked and served a great purpose- as well as what could be improved upon. From there we worked directly with Streeter to design and craft a website that truly fit their company.

Since completion of the website, Streeter Printing has seen an increase in their search engine rankings, as well as more request for quotes from visitors from their website. As a result of a file uploader directly on their website, customers are able to easily get artwork and files to the correct departments- without having to visit a third party website to transfer files. GearBox has made business a bit easier for both Streeter Printing and their customers.

What is a Web App?

One of the most popular questions we get asked is “what is a web app?” These days everyone knows what a phone application is. Even computer programs are now called ‘apps’. The distinction between a website and a web app can be a bit cloudy- and we are here to clear away confusion.

First, phone applications are just that, programs for your mobile device: they are loaded onto a mobile device for use on that device- or even synced across multiple devices. The keyword here is loaded: if you do not download it onto your device, you cannot access the app.

A web application can be accessed through any browser and does not need to be downloaded from an app store. Examples of web apps include webmail, eCommerce tools, sales tools, and cloud-based spreadsheets and document creators. They can be accessed online or offline, depending on the type of application and the needs that it serves.

We create web applications for businesses to streamline the way they do business. Whether cutting down on paper waste, time to close a sale, or making it easier for their customers to do work with them, we help our clients do business more efficiently with the use of web applications. Our clients will describe their processes and ways of doing business; we help them find ways to iron out systems and we work together to devise an application to make their business better.

Contact us to see if we can streamline your business or make doing business easier for you or your customers.