What Apis Are and Why Your Website Needs Them for Business to Thrive

November 26, 2014 Posted in 4mation, Online Marketing, Software Development, Web Development

There are many commercial benefits to be had by connecting your website or mobile apps to third-party software using APIs. Unfortunately, the information out there surrounding APIs can often be quite jargon-heavy and difficult to get your head around. Here’s a quick rundown of what they are and what they can do for

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3 Reasons to Hire 4mation over an In-House Developer

November 5, 2013 Posted in 4mation, Web Development

Are you trying to decide between using an in-house developer or an agency to develop a website, mobile app or system?  Whilst at first it may appear cheaper to hire your own dedicated developer, you may be surprised to learn that the reverse is often true. There are a number of benefits to using

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Is Your App Icon Losing You Sales?

October 15, 2013 Posted in Mobile App Development

Whether you want to shop online, check restaurant menus, get directions, read email, or edit photos, “there’s an app for that”. And with 74% of Australian smartphone owners using their mobile apps to do all these things and more every day, its clear how valuable it is to have a mobile app for your business.
But did you

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Why Our Processes Will Get You the Best Possible Result

October 8, 2013 Posted in 4mation, Mobile App Development, Mobile Web Development, Software Development, Web Development

4mation Technologies is a process-driven company. We’ve been in business for twelve years—several generations in online terms!—and we’ve had a lot of time to refine our systems. Always open to client feedback, we have redesigned our processes a number of times to reach the best way to work with customers including the likes of

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4mation Staff Profile: Steve Kane – Premium PHP Developer

July 26, 2013 Posted in 4mation

The bloggers at 4mation Technologies have started a new series of staff profiles to introduce you to the people behind your websites and development projects! This week we have Steve Kane, who is one of our Premium PHP Developers.

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Increase Sales with Responsive Email Design

July 23, 2013 Posted in Online Marketing, Web Design

Have you ever opened an email on your mobile device and immediately noticed how frustrating it is to view its contents? Often just to be able to read the text requires much zooming and scrolling—if your current email newsletter templates require your customers to do this, the frustration they experience could potentially be costing

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How Prototyping Saves Money and Delivers Better Results

July 10, 2013 Posted in Project Planning and Management

Building a new home requires a lot of research and review of plans, materials and display homes before construction begins. In the same way, prototyping helps you refine the details of your web or software project.
What is prototyping?
Prototyping is a tool that allows you to create cheap models of a complex system

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4mation Runs Training on Responsive Web Design

July 8, 2013 Posted in Mobile Web Development, Web Design

Our Creative team have been responsible for our internal training sessions in recent weeks and have just finished running a two-part training program on responsive design. Part One covered “The Theory and Concept Behind Responsive Web Design”. Part 2 was much more practical with a presentation on “How to Implement a Responsive Design”.

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4mation Technologies Is Proud to Be Listed as an Award Winner for BRW Best Places to Work 2013 Australia.

June 26, 2013 Posted in 4mation

4mation Technologies has ranked 29th in the BRW Best Places to Work 2013, a catalogue of the 50 best employers nationally.

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Does Your Business Run on Spreadsheets or a Simple Database?

June 25, 2013 Posted in Software Development

Many small businesses often start out recording data in spreadsheets or simple databases like Microsoft Access — information about products, clients, projects, sales, budgets, and  financial transactions. But just as your business eventually outgrows spreadsheets for financial data and progresses to a proper accounting package like MYOB, so too will you eventually outgrow your

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