Are you looking for a freelance Gravity Forms developer?
A little bit about me…
I’ve been working with Gravity Forms now for about 10 years.
I started out building lead generation contact forms.
An example Gravity Forms app that I built
And then with time, I progressed to using the GF framework to build advanced apps, including this agricultural business planning calculator.
Tools I use
But in my opinion, to be a Gravity Forms developer you’ve got to be accustomed to using their hooks, filters and functions.
So, I did.
With this knowledge and the power of PHP at my fingertips (alongside MySQL), I am able to open up almost limitless possibilities with Gravity Forms.
Couple this with the Add-On Framework, APIs and complementary plugin ecosystem and…
…the potential is massive.
More than just forms
As Steven Henty (Lead Product Developer at RocketGenius) says, ‘Gravity Forms is an application development platform’.
Built upon the open source flexibility of WordPress with its own extensive library of APIs and hooks – when it comes to data processing, there’s prettty much nothing the Gravity Forms is unable to do.
So here I am. Your very own GF freelance Dev.
How I work as a Gravity Forms Developer…
1. Understanding the problem
The business problem is what you’re trying to solve.
(Rather than trying to compose a Gravity Forms concerto masterpiece.)
So, the critical first step is me understanding your business and the problem it seeks to solve with this proposed GF solution.
By doing this, we keep things focused on delivering ROI.
In my experience this by itself saves huge amounts of unecessarily spent budget and time.
2. Defining the problem in long-hand
Next, I communicate all that is understood by writing it out in long hand.
This priceless reference document helps to keep eyes on the prize as we enter the more innovative phases of the project.
With so much thinking around the problem later on, the temptation is to completely leave behind key facts and figures.
This definition keeps our thinking grounded on the realities as we hurtle on toward a fix.
3. Proposing some solutions in principle (with pros/cons and cost/benefit)
As with software engineering at any level, there are many ways round an obstacle.
The same can be said when working with Gravity Forms.
I always will present an alternatives analysis with my Gravity Forms proposal.
Alternatives not only as far as other software solutions are concerned, but also in various methods within Gravity Forms too.
Each route to success has its own advantages and disadvantages which are worth weighing up in advance.
Your final decision should be informed.
And should take into account the full spectrum of outcomes and factors involved.
4. Designing the functional flows
Now, visually sketching out the dataflows of the proposed solution is key.
This is the blueprint stage of the Gravity Forms solution build.
Here, I outline a stage by stage flowchart representation of your chosen solution.
This way we also present a work breakdown structure for the project.
Now for some graphical representations of the solution.
Simply to confirm the visuals and nothing else.
Through wireframing we get on the same page together regards the UX of the solution.
6. Screenshot examples
If we have any existing versions or examples of the solution – then, these should be shared and laid out also.
These kinds of visual reference are golden for establishing a firm understanding of how the eventual solution should integrate into its host website or app.
These are working models – either in whole or part which give a hands on trial of the eventual solution, before it is delivered.
The advantage with prototyping is that you bring to life all the concept and begin to get a feel for how the product is going to handle.
8. The built solution
Finally, with the utmost confidence in the best way forward – I begin building your actual Gravity Forms solution.
The best part is, because of all of our due dilligence in the previous steps, we can’t fail at delivering satisfaction.
9. Finish and handover
As with any solution, once finished there is a test drive.
You get to trial run the final solution performance against the well laid expectations set from interim steps.
All being well, the solution is installed on the corresponding WordPress website and instructions are shared on use.
Want to try me at developing you custom Gravity Form app?
Let’s talk things through and establish feasibility.
Once agreed – who knows where this might take us?
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