What Technology Does Winnona Partners Use to Develop Software?

At Winnona Partners, we use a variety of technology frameworks and services to develop software.

Here’s a breakdown of our major categories:

Web App Development with React

We develop custom web applications using the React framework. React is perfect if you need a custom CRM or upscale website that’s powerful, fast, and easy to use.

With React, you can create web apps that are interactive, dynamic, and visually appealing. Our React web app development service provides the tools and resources you need to bring your vision to life.

What is React?

React is an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Facebook created React in 2011. Since then it’s been adopted by many successful companies like Airbnb, Instagram, Netflix, and many more.

The React library focuses on the view layer of the application, allowing developers to create reusable UI components. It uses a declarative syntax, which makes it easy to write components that are maintainable and extensible.

React utilizes a component-based architecture, where components are self-contained pieces of code that can be used repeatedly in different contexts. It also allows for server-side rendering, which allows for faster page loads and improved SEO.

The main benefits of using React are its speed, scalability, and flexibility. Its components are easy to write, maintain, and extend. There’s also a vibrant community that supports React. As a result, it has a vast array of third-party libraries developers can pull from.

Moreover, React is a powerful tool for web development that some of the most successful companies in the world use and trust. It’s constantly evolving, and provides developers with a wide range of options for creating user interfaces.

Mobile App Development with React Native

If you’re looking to develop a mobile app that customers or clients can download on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, we strongly recommend using the React Native framework.

We’ve been using React Native since 2016, and have found it to be a fast, secure, scalable, and more cost-effective way to develop mobile applications!

What is React Native?

React Native is the perfect choice for your mobile app development needs. It’s an open-source mobile application development framework that enables developers to build world-class apps using JavaScript and React.

React Native makes use of the same design as React, allowing developers to use a declarative programming style to create user interfaces.

React Native allows you to develop apps for both iOS and Android platforms. It also offers excellent performance and speed, as it uses native components for its UI. With React Native, developers can create cross-platform applications with less code, making it more efficient and cost effective.

React Native is highly customizable, allowing developers to tailor the app to their specific needs. It also offers an array of features, such as a rich library of components, hot reloading, and faster development cycles.

In addition, React Native has a large community of developers who can provide assistance and guidance.

If you’re looking for an efficient and cost-effective mobile app development solution, React Native is the perfect choice. With its robust framework, native components, and a rich set of features, React Native makes it easy to create high-quality apps faster than ever before.

Server Hosting & Cloud Functions – AWS & Google Firebase

Winnona Partners does not recommend maintaining your own servers unless it’s absolutely necessary. Instead, we rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Firebase for our server hosting and cloud function services. They are the leaders in this space, and as a result their services are reliable, easily scalable, and cost-effective.

What is server hosting?

Server hosting is the process of renting space on a server to host a website or application. It usually involves a third-party provider, in our case AWS or Google Firebase, that provides the server hardware, software, network, and other technology services that are necessary to run a website or application.

AWS Server Hosting

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, secure, and cost-effective cloud computing platform for businesses. It provides a wide range of services and capabilities, including compute power, storage, networking, analytics, and much more.

Millions of customers around the world use AWS. It offers a reliable, secure, and cost-effective solution for hosting websites, applications, and other resources. With AWS, businesses can quickly scale up and down their resources as their needs change.

AWS also offers a range of services to help businesses manage their applications and infrastructure, such as monitoring and security.

At Winnona Partners, we recommend AWS for established companies and businesses that expect a large scale of users.

Google Firebase Hosting

Firebase is a Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform from Google. It provides developers with a variety of tools and services to help them develop quality applications, grow their user base, and earn more revenue.

Firebase enables developers to quickly set up and deploy their apps, store and synchronize data in real-time, securely authenticate users, and analyze user behavior.

Firebase’s server hosting provides a secure and reliable infrastructure for hosting web and mobile applications, including static files and server-side logic.

At Winnona Partners, we recommend Google Firebase for startups and small businesses that need to operate on a lean budget.

What are cloud functions?

Cloud functions are a form of serverless computing that allows developers to run code without managing a server. Cloud functions use an event-driven compute service that enables developers to execute code in response to events from other services or from user requests.

For example, let’s say you want to send an automated email to a certain group of app users every day at 9am. We can set up a cloud function that checks every day at 9am and sends the message to those users!

We often use cloud functions to build applications and services that are highly scalable and cost-effective.

AWS Cloud Functions

AWS Cloud Functions is a serverless compute service that runs code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources required by that code. It allows developers to create code that is triggered by events, such as changes to data in an Amazon S3 bucket or an Amazon DynamoDB table.

Developers can write AWS Cloud Functions in Node.js, Python, Java, or C#. These functions are then executed in a secure, scalable, and reliable environment. With AWS Cloud Functions, developers can build and connect cloud services with code, and create sophisticated, event-driven applications and services.

Google Firebase Cloud Functions

Google Firebase Cloud Functions are a serverless computing platform that allows developers to create code that responds to events and automatically scales when needed.

Functions are written in JavaScript and triggered by events from Firebase features and Google Cloud services. They run in a managed environment and can be used to automate tasks like user authentication, data validation, and file storage.

Firebase Cloud Functions can also be used to trigger backend tasks such as sending notifications, creating thumbnails, and transcoding media.

Websites: React & WordPress

We believe that every business owner deserves a website that is effective, ranks well on Google, and converts customers or clients.

We develop websites using React and WordPress. No matter which type of website we build, we always include Google Analytics and SEO best practices through the help of Semrush.

WordPress Website

If you’re a small business or startup that doesn’t need many fancy integrations or features, then a WordPress website is probably perfect for you.

WordPress websites are great if you need a simple website, and essential if you want to maintain a blog. Most WordPress website projects fall in the $1,000 range.

Other advantages to a WordPress website include:

  • Very fast & easy to update content
  • Thousands of plugins available
  • Easy to invite others to collaborate on content creation

React Website

Some businesses prefer a higher-performance website, or web app. For instance, you might want to build a custom online ordering flow that integrates with your mobile app. Or, you might just want more customization than the WordPress themes can offer.

If this is true for your business, we can develop your website using the React framework. Our React websites are entirely custom, and therefore the pricing using starts in the $3,000-5,000 range.

Contact us today to find out which website type is best for you!