Enterprise-grade
web application development

UI Engineering
Single-page Applications
Node.js
Ruby on Rails
CMS

about

This is how we function.

Speed and Function is a web application development company that was founded in 2006. We grew by focusing on UI engineering and remain a leader in front-end development. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and with two R&D offices in Europe we are able to offer a "best in class" knowledge-sharing and collaboration environment at competitive rates.

Our team of professionals:

meet our entire team
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Irina Abramson

Owner

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Stas Nikitin

Practice Lead: PM/QA

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Elvira Becker

Project Manager

services

Speed and Function is best known for our UI engineering / front-end development expertise:

  • Dynamic front-end / single-page applications (Angular, Ember, Backbone, React)
  • Responsive and adaptive design implementation
  • SVG graphics, data visualization, animations - building Flash-like experience compatible with all browsers and devices
  • Custom asset libraries and open source UI library implementation
  • Video and audio players, HTML5 banners, and anything else that requires expertise in HTML5, CSS, and Javascript

Full stack engineering, which includes the following practices:

Highly professional and responsive team that uses effective processes, tools, technologies and experience to deliver on a variety of needs. Very capable of acting as an extension of your team or as a fully functional group to give all your needs.

Greg Picarelli, Principal of Technology, Intuitive Company

Our Process:

Web Development Process
clients
Safety Tag

Safety Tag

A SaaS platform that addresses a problem in youth sports today, where practices and games don’t have medically trained personnel on hand to handle injuries and chronic illnesses.

Technology: Node.js (Express Framework, Sails.js), MongoDB, JSON, jQuery Mobile, LESS, JADE template engine, CoffeeScript, GruntJS, UglifyJS. Testing automation: Cucumber, Jasmine. Jenkins continuous integration. oAuth2. PayPal.

Released in May 2014 and continuing feature development.

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bstow

bstow

A SaaS platform that allows users to donate to various non-profits by gathering spare change from the daily purchases. Users have a unique opportunity to seamlessly donate to any charity organizations of their choice by creating accounts and adding bank account. A wide range of email notifications will let user know how much spare change is donated and when they are forwarded to charity organization.

Technology: Node.js (Sails.js framework), MongoDB, Redis, EJS Template Engine, Bluebird, Passport, AngularJS, AngularUI Router, jQuery, UI Bootstrap, LESS, gulp. Third-party services: Stripe, Plaid, Mandrill. Automated testing: Protractor.

Released in 2015-10 and continuing feature development.

My Sensory Locations

My Sensory Locations

My Sensory Locations (MSL), is a location based SaaS, a “Yelp” for the special needs community. The goal is to match users with restaurants that fit their sensory and/or physical needs.

Technology: Ruby on Rails 4.2, PostgreSQL, Haml, Bootstrap, jQuery, CarrierWave, ImageMagick, OAuth, Google Geocoder, Yelp API.

Released: 2015-09

ProctorU

ProctorU

Feature development for a video chat application which allows students to take tests from any location.  The service connects a student to a proctor who you can see and hear in real time, get help through the exam process.

Technology: PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails, RabbitMQ with STOMP, Adobe Media Server, Adobe AIR, Adobe Flash

Released in 2015-08 and continuing feature development.

Spa Standard

Spa Standard

Spa Standard is an educational community SaaS platform with e-commerce elements, several paid membership levels with different sets of permissions, interactive videos, E-courses, podcasts, webinars and blogs.

Technology: Drupal 7, jQuery, Omega, Colorbox, Drupal Commerce, CKEditor, Backup & Migrate module, Features Drupal module, Views module, Vimeo video hosting, iTunes/ Zune podcast applications, jPlayer, Git/Gitlab for version control, Authorize.net, WebEX

Released in early 2015 and continuing feature development.

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Second screen app: Baseball

Second screen app: Baseball

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, AJAX, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Raphael.js/SVG.
Assisted One Two See development team with a UI engineering effort and QA.

Released: 2013-04

Second screen app: Basketball

Second screen app: Basketball

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, AJAX, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Raphael.js/SVG.
Assisted One Two See development team with a front-end effort and QA.

Released: 2013-10

Second screen app: Football

Second screen app: Football

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, AJAX, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Raphael.js/SVG.
Assisted One Two See development team with a UI engineering effort and QA.

Released: 2013-11

Second screen app: Hockey

Second screen app: Hockey

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, AJAX, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Raphael.js/SVG.
Assisted One Two See development team with a front-end effort and QA.

Released: Initially released in 2013, new versions come out on as-needed basis.

Awarely

Awarely

Awarely is a media distribution company focused on innovation shaping our world and the people that make it happen.

Technology: WordPress, CSS, JavaScript, Madidus WP Theme, jQuery, W3 Total Cache, WordPress benchmark, CDN hosting, Wistia, MailChimp.

Release: 2014-03

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Infowall

Infowall

A lightweight CMS, designed with the entry-level computer user in mind, Infowall’s easy to use administration features provide content managers with the ability to create a robust CMS capable of handling even the most intricate types of content.

Technology: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Underscrore.js, Backbone.js, Node.js (mongoose.js, express.js), MongoDB, Bootstrap.

Release: work in progress.
Production release TBD

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Logical Living

Logical Living

Logical Living is a startup that wants to make it easy for people to live more green.

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, LAMP. Architected and developed a high-performance web application and a custom CMS using Yii PHP framework.

Release: Initially released on 2011-12 with updates coming out by-weekly.

Floors USA

Floors USA

An online area rug superstore built with custom Ruby on Rails technology. We took over feature development and DevOps from the founding team in September of 2013.

Technology: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Sphinx, AWS.

Release: on-demand (weekly on the average).

Higher Next

Higher Next

We designed and developed a comprehensive, interactive, masonry-style help system for a Java applet-based proctoring app. The system collects stats about client actions success/failure and allows to submit feedback. We are currently working on HTML5-based proctoring system that records user actions, audio and video.

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, PHP/CodeIgniter, Bootstrap.

Release: updates released weekly.

Spark DSG

Spark DSG

Spark DSG is a team of experienced designers and information architects who specialize in online consumer experiences for regional, national and international brands.

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, PHP, WordPress. Partnered with a UI/X agency to deliver a technology solution. Architected and developed a high-performance fully-editable web site.

Released: 2012-04

Work[etc]

Work[etc]

Redesign of a corporate site for a large SaaS CRM. All content moved under complete editorial control.

Technology: HTML5, CSS3, JS, WordPress, PHP. Redesign of a new promo web site for a large SaaS CRM.

Released: 2013-07

Prananaz

Prananaz

Corporate training which educates, inspires, and motivates busy professionals to maximize their energy, productivity, performance, and resilience to stress so they can achieve peak health.

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS, Compass/SASS, WordPress. Partnered with a UI/X agency to deliver a technology solution. Developed a standard fully-editable web site.

Released: 2012-05

The Free Dictionary

The Free Dictionary

A world leader in reference, The Free Dictionary results often comes up on the first Google search results page when you look for a dictionary world. Over 100,000 monthly unique visitors.

Technology: HTML5, CSS, JS. Assisting an in-house team with feature development and UI engineering expertise.

Release: updates released weekly.

T2 Multisport

T2 Multisport

T2 offers top-flight training for time-pressed triathletes, cyclists and endurance athletes who want to take their fitness to the next level.

Technology: HTML5, CSS3, JS, WordPress. Partnered with a UI/X agency to deliver a technology solution. Architected and developed a high-performance fully-editable web site.

Released: 2013-02

Simulator for Airlines

Simulator for Airlines

Web desktop and iPad apps that simulates the website used by an airline company in Internet Explorer for educating new employees.

Technology: Ionic framework, SASS.

Maeus

Maeus

Maeus is a music app that helps people discover new artists. It plays random tracks and hides information about musicians for an unbiased judgement on the music.

Technology: Grunt, Bower, AngularJS, LESS, Bootstrap, Django, MySQL, NGINX, uWSGI, AWS.

The project is planned to be released in Jan, 2016.

Encore Editions

Encore Editions

Feature development and support for an e-commerce platform selling high quality archival fine art paper prints, giclee canvas prints, high-resolution digital art files and museum quality frames.

Technology: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Sphinx, AWS, Memcached. Payment systems: AuthorizeNet, Paypal.

Released: 2015-10

Online Music Lessons

Online Music Lessons

As an alternative to a traditional approach, this website addresses distant education concept providing live online music lessons and bringing both students & teachers on one platform. Live interaction approach is aimed to improve students’ productivity and teaching practices.

Technology: Jade, LESS, JavaScript, Grunt.

Released: 2015-08

Health Management Application

Health Management Application

Smartphone and tablet apps that provide individual purification programs for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and addressing health issues.

Technologies: Ionic framework, SASS.

Released: 2015-07

Dlux

Dlux

Dlux is a building lighting management SaaS. It delivers progressive health-driven lighting solutions for home and business purposes, services from analysis & design to implementation & maintenance.

Technology: Node.js (Sails.js), MongoDB, AngularJS, Bootstrap, LESS, Grunt.

Released: work in progress.
Production release TBD

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