Founded in 2006 in the state of Hawaii, Onomojo is a small web development company with a focus on creating high end web applications. We design our software with the long term success of the site in mind.
A successful web development project is nearly impossible without proper organization. There are many people involved in the development of your website and keeping everyone organized is key to the success of the project. That is why Onomojo stresses that everyone on our team uses our project management software to track the progress the tasks assigned to them. The project management software keeps all the stakeholders in sync with the development process. You will even have access to this software and will be able to monitor the status of your project at any time. We also use Subversion or Git to track all the changes made to the code as we work on it. It allows our developers seemlessly to collaborate on the same code. Every developer logs their hours in our project management software along with notes on what they did. In this way, all the hours that we invoice are accounted for and you can review each piece of time logged.
Everyone has a limited budget and it influences the development options available. We work closely with you to help define the project requirements and refine the scope of development. We will help you get your ideas developed while keeping within your budget.
Our founders created Onomojo with the vision of building sites from the ground up to be successful. We have identified 5 key pieces to developing a successful site and will work with you to help your site become successful.
The foundation of any website is in having a well developed database structure from which to grow. A properly structured and normalized database enabled us to build up on solid ground. Storing and retrieving data from your database influences every single step of the development process and must be done properly from the begining to avoid problems later.
A MVC framework will allow your codebase to be structured in a way that will maximize the programmer's ability to work with and understand your website. It organizes the code in a way that helps save time and money in development. Keeping the code organized is only part of the benefit of using a framework. A good MVC framework will contain a large library of functions that will save developers even more time and help produce more stable software in the end. Our preference is Ruby on Rails because it is one of the most mature and sophisticated frameworks available today.
A website is an empty vessel if you can't get visitors to it. Think about where most internet users go: Google, Facebook, Youtube, etc. Make use of existing sites like these instead of reinventing the wheel. Think of ways you can get visitors from sites that are already attracting large amounts of traffic.
The internet is a competitive market place and you don't have very long to capture a visitor's attention before they leave. First impressions are everything and can make or break your business. A good design has to 'pop' and draw the visitors attention to where it needs to be before they decide to leave.
Nothing will turn users away from your site more than broken functionality. Make sure your site works properly and test it in multiple browsers. If you have the money, spend the time to have automated tests written for the application. It will save you time and frustration in the long run. Automated tests are a sure way to improve the reliability of your website well into the future.
We pride ourselves on making online businesses succeed. All business needs and goals are different. We take time to know each one of our clients. Its important for us to understand your business objectives so we can help you achieve them. Our team will help you reach your goals and exceed your expectations.