I build clean and intuitively designed websites and mobile apps aimed at helping small businesses and startups get their ideas off the ground and into the cloud. Carefully crafted, each web solution is customized to meet the needs & objectives of each individual client.
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CreativePharmacist.com needed to create a new online platform in order to replace their existing platform HealthyHeartClub.com with a more robust and scalable system. The new platform would also serve as a portal for several of the other programs that they offer.
CreativePharmacist.com was built from scratch in order to provide a more maintainable codebase. This required migrating user accounts and other data from the legacy app, as well as porting over some re-usable functionality. The app includes a host of admin-controlled custom features, including integration with Yummly. Security measures were implemented in order to comply with HIPAA regulations, while still providing access to meaningful reports presented beautifully with FusionCharts.
This new platform was built using ZF2, Propel, Wordpress, Bootstrap, and several third-party apps.
CreativePharmacist.com wanted to take their online platform to the next level by expanding it to include a mobile iOS app optimized for both iPhones and iPads.
This app would allow patients to track weight loss, maintain an exercise log, check-in with their pharmacist and browse through a wide array of healthy recipes and how-to exercise videos. In addition to the app, a REST API had to be developed in order to seamlessly integrate with CreativePharmacist.com's online platform.
This mobile solution was built using Objective-C & PHP.
Award-winning chefs Michael Mina and Don Pintabona needed a full e-commerce solution for their new venture LocaleGourmetMarket.com
The site includes a responsive-layout for an optimized user-experience on mobile devices. Additionally, the Magento admin area was customized to manage Recipes, Events and Team Members.
Part of the Solution is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income families during times of crisis.
POTS was looking for a complete redesign of their existing site. I worked with a designer to develop a slick one-page site with some subtle parallax effects in the background. A mobile version of the site was also designed for an optimized user-experience on mobile devices. Additionally, the client was given full control of their content with a Wordpress CMS.
SeatGeek was in need of a complete overhaul of their existing blog. Their goal was to create a custom Wordpress theme that integrated more closely with their proprietary SeatGeek App. The blog also needed to use IP-geolcation to customize upcoming events & concerts for users based on their location.
To complete this project, I used Wordpress, HTML 5, and jQuery.
"I would unreservedly recommend Peter to others. He did a wonderful job developing a Wordpress plugin for SeatGeek. He was professional, fast, and did great work." - Jack Groetzinger, SeatGeek Founder
Double Acre is a place where farmers can connect with and sell food directly to local customers, large and small, via an efficient online platform.
The guys over at Pixel Mint asked me to help them take their big idea from concept to reality. I've been leading development on all of the back-end functionality along with much of the front-end programming. We've been rigourously testing our current beta to get it ready for the upcoming launch this spring. Check out the full update on what's going on with Double Acre here.
Need help establishing your online presence? Or are you looking for an easy way to update content on your current site? I offer web design and development from the ground up, including a user-friendly Content Management System to make updating your site a breeze.
Need help designing and developing a new iOS or Android app? Have an existing app that requires some maintenance or additional features? I have experience working with both mobile platforms and can provide the help you need to get your next big idea off the ground.
Have a great idea that requires a knowledgable developer to bring it to life? Or do you need a thorough assessment of your current web solution? I can evaluate your goals and provide you with useful recommendations, along with an implementation plan to make your ideas shine.
Patchwork Development, Inc. is run by Peter Alvarez, a freelance web developer who brings over 9 years of software development experience to the table.
Over the years he's become skilled at building software with:
"I've worked with Peter on numerous projects and he has always provided an efficient and resourceful solution to any problem that we present him with. Most recently, he helped us establish a new Pricing and Signup page to increase conversions on our site. His work is top-notch and his communication excellent."