Friday, September 16, 2016

Scotts Bluff County Scanner celebrates 6 years

The Scotts Bluff County Scanner facebook page and the live scanner feed provided by Hale Multimedia began back in September of 2010 when a friend of mine came to me with the idea.

At the time, there were only a handful of counties in Nebraska and surrounding states that had a volunteer to provide the feed.  We did some research and learned that we could become a volunteer and provide a live feed via the internet making it possible for anyone in the world to listen to the Scotts Bluff County police, fire and rescue scanner traffic.  We then figured it would be smart to let the Sheriff and the head of Communications know about our idea to see if they had any objections.  Consent is not required but we wanted to have it anyway and they did not object.

We always want to emphasize the importance of staying out of the way in any emergency situation. Police officers have a duty to secure the area and their directions should be followed if told to move.

In 2013, Hale Multimedia moved their main office to Wichita Falls, Texas where they continue to operate as they did before, just from a different virtual headquarters.  The move did however create the need for additional volunteers located in Scotts Bluff County to serve as the live host for the actual scanner that transmits out to the web.  We are very grateful for Brandon Ritterbush and Tyler Weinrich and the sponsorship by the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce.

FOLLOW our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffcountyscanner and get emergency updates, current crime stories, weather alerts, amber alerts, important recall information from ALL the local stations in ONE PLACE! (KNEB + StarHerald + NBC Neb + Gering Citizen + others)

Many people who once lived in or around Scottsbluff or Gering may want to keep up with what's going on in Scotts Bluff County.  Now they can follow the news and LISTEN ONLINE from anywhere in the world! Share this post or the website link provided by Hale Multimedia at http://www.halemultimedia.com/scanner. You can also download just about any police scanner from the apple and google play stores, then just search for Scotts Bluff County. Our favorite mobile app is Scanner Radio by Gordon Edwards, but any of the good ones work.

Brian Hale, owner of Hale Multimedia and Mobile Marketing was born and raised in Scotts Bluff County and has been in the business of custom programming since 1978, building websites since 1996 and mobile applications since 2012.  He can be reached at 940 224-6315 or brian@halemultimedia.com

MSU Student Teacher Evaluations App


I was really excited when Midwestern State University called inquiring about a mobile application that could simplify the student teacher evaluation process.  This app has the ability to have a huge positive impact on ensuring teachers are ready to enter the workforce upon graduation. Education Apps should be practical and useful, and this idea that Dr. Emily Reeves from the West College of Education shared with us is among the best!

The mobile application, built primarily for tablets and pads, also works on laptops and PC's and can be accessed here ... http://msumobile.com   It is also available as a smaller mobile application for phones from http://msu.halemobile.com

The goal of this project was to replace the use of triplicate copies of paper with digital input through the mobile application while storing the data in a secure cloud environment. Secure access is provided to authorized administrative personnel for the purpose of examining and reporting on the data collected.

The overall objective is to improve the quality of teachers entering the workforce. With a better evaluation process that can be more easily monitored and tracked, MSU's West College of Education of Wichita Falls Texas will continue to excel in producing some of the most prepared teachers in the state.

Brian Hale, owner of Hale Multimedia and Mobile Marketing has been in the business of custom programming since 1978, building websites since 1996 and mobile applications since 2012.  He can be reached at 940 224-6315 or brian@halemultimedia.com

Friday, March 18, 2016

2016 Update

It's been an exciting three years since we dove into the world of mobile app development. We've been building and promoting websites since 1996 and knew it was time to take the leap.  We also believed it was time to move away from our home area of the Panhandle of Western Nebraska to a slightly bigger market area, one that was closer to a tech hub, but not too close to the 'big city'.  We are, and always will be more acclimated to the rural lifestyle than the city.


We selected Wichita Falls, Texas since it met that criteria plus more.

AgMarketOnline, our ag search engine, is an annual exhibitor at the Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo that Darren and Tana Dale of Star Expos host each year in March so we had a chance to get to know this big town/small city that people commonly confuse with Wichita, Kansas.  Wichita Falls is the approximate geographical center of OKC, Dallas and Amarillo.

Star Expos is a 700 Club sponsor on AgMarketOnline.com and we've been advertising their trade show on the radio for several years now.  Recently (the last 3 years) we have developed a mobile app for all of their expos; Wichita Falls, TX - Great Bend, KS - McCook, NE.

Here's a look at the Mobile App for Star Expos

http://starexpos.myapp.name

We arrived in Texas in late August of 2013 and were pleasantly surprised to get an email within the first week from the County Health Department seeking a mobile app for the local walking/biking trail that circles the town.  When asked how they found us, the answer was 'a simple google search for app development in wichita falls'.

Here is a look at the Wichita Falls Trail System Mobile App.


http://wichitafallstrail.myapp.name



Here's our main company mobile app for Hale Multimedia.
From a mobile device, simply visit www.halemultimedia.com

http://halemultimedia.myapp.name




If you have an idea for a mobile app, or if your business has a website but it does not really work right on mobile, then give me a call.  I'll see if I can help you figure out your best solution.

Brian Hale
Hale Multimedia & Mobile Marketing
940 224-6315

Friday, May 8, 2015

ATTENTION : Website and App Clients

Hale Multimedia website and app clients can now sign up to receive instant text notifications from us in case of emergency or for receiving other important information about your account with us.

Examples would be in the case of any widespread server outages, security alerts, required upgrades or if you want to be the first to hear about any special offers.

You can Opt-in by texting JOIN to 940 224-6315 with your name and company.  To Opt-out, simply text STOP to the same number.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Website Design Incorporates Blogspot

The modern world of computer programming moves at the speed of light.  Many days literally fly by before we get a chance to absorb all that we've learned or discovered.  It's fascinating, yet frustrating.  Learning it once is fun, but retaining it and being able to apply what you learn is so much better.

We have discovered that no matter what, every day we learn SOMETHING.  Sometimes it's a new javascript or php command or sometimes it could be completely unrelated to work.  There is just too much information to keep track of, therefore, we have incorporated this blog into our website with the goal of recording what we learn each day.   Blogspot makes it easy to post anything, anytime, directly from a smart phone!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Individual Blogs

When we setup our original blog several years ago, we established it under halebroadcasting.blogspot.com.  We have used this blog for a wide variety of subjects from Hale Multimedia News, to AgMarketOnline.com updates, interesting posts from other authors as well as political postings.

We felt it was time to break out and establish individual blogs for both Hale Multimedia and AgMarketOnline, so that is what we've done.  The Hale Multimedia blog is now at halemultimedia.blogspot.com and AgMarketOnline is available at agmarketonline.blogspot.com.

Some of our favorite and most pertinent posts from the past will be imported into the new blogs, so be sure to check them both out often.