WebTeam grew out of our work
at Bizware Online Applications, a software
developer of custom internet applications. Since 1994, Bizware has built over
300 websites. In the process, we found ourselves developing and reusing tools
that kept us on schedule and within budget. Eventually, our tools grew to
include productivity tools for the webmasters and developers of our
WebTeam emerged as a
collection of those online tools, polished and supported to commercial-grade
reliability. And because we are apostles of web services, we built the WebTeam
tools to fit seamlessly into other online applications that we are convinced
will together form the next great wave.
If you'd like to put a face to
this, take a peek at our founder's mug & bio. If you'd like to
contact us, drop a line to
or call 949-369-1638.
- Did it ever occur to you that you
may be arming your competitors in custom development?
- We engaged in a fair amount of soul
searching over that point prior to the commercial release of WebTeam. We
couldn't escape the conclusion that the web really is a team sport. We would
compete against our client's in-house talent to win a contract, and then make
sure technology was transferred to them as part of our deliverable.
The standard-setting force behind the internet has made proprietary solutions
and other forms of gate keeping yesterday's models for success. Because our
model for success is to become truly effective in our narrow specialties, an
internet developer using WebTeam tools is more likely to need that focused
expertise than to compete with us particularly since we are committed to
playing well with others.
- Why the Meister brand name for
- We always thought the "master" in
webmaster a bit pompous. We're not master's of the internet as much as just
kids in a candy store. If we're permitted to twist the words of Khalil Gibran,
"Ask not that you can guide the path of the internet, but rather if the
internet finds you worthy, that it guides your path." Or giving John Lennon his
twist, "The internet is what happens while we make other plans."
took the Germanic form of master as a reminder of what can happen if we get too
full of ourselves, and because we like their beer.