This is how we function.
Speed & Function is an enterprise-grade web application development company founded in 2006. Our focus on UI engineering and front-end development, combined with our flexible, transparent, and proactive approach to communication, sets us apart from others in our field. Over the past 11 years we've continued to refine and master this practice, earning us our reputation as one of the strongest web development and UI engineering shops in the Philadelphia area.
Our team of professionals:meet our entire team
Co-founder and CEO
Business Development Director
VP of Operations
Account Management Lead
Speed and Function is best known for our UI engineering / front-end development expertise:
- Dynamic front-end / single-page applications (AngularJS, Ember.js, React, Vue)
- Responsive and adaptive design implementation
- SVG graphics, data visualization, animations - building Flash-like experience compatible with all mainstream browsers and devices
- Custom asset libraries and open source UI library implementation
- Best practices in accessibility, SEO, and usability.
Full stack software engineering, which includes the following practices:
Yak platform is a real-time communication platform where video chat meets gamification via question and answer sessions. It will produce white-labeled games for a wide range of clients, such as dating websites and corporations that want to add gamification in the working process.
Technology Stack: AngularJS, Node.js, WebRTC, mobile, iOS native, Android SDKs, Agora, React, React Native, UML, AWS API Gateway, AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM), AWS Lambda, Serverless Framework, AWS CloudFront CDN, AWS S3 Storage, AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS), MongoDB, JSON Web Token, and more
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 Stack: PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails, RabbitMQ with STOMP, Adobe Media Server, Adobe AIR, Adobe Flash
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 Stack: 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. PayPalView Case Study
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 Stack: 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
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 Stack: 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, WebEXView Case Study
Second screen app: Baseball
Assisted One Two See development team with a UI engineering effort and QA.
Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS, AJAX, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Raphael.js/SVG
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 Stack: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Sphinx, AWS.
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 Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS, PHP/CodeIgniter, Bootstrap
Simulator for a Major US Airline
When a major US airline needed to overhaul their internal training system, they partnered with Speed & Function to create an ipad-based training simulation. Their existing training platform crashed constantly, resulting in rescheduled trainings. Our solution — we developed a front-end based simulator of the training platform to get their on-boarding process back on track.
Technology Stack: Front-end, Angular 1.5, Redux, SASS
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 Stack: Ruby on Rails 4.2, PostgreSQL, Haml, Bootstrap, jQuery, CarrierWave, ImageMagick, OAuth, Google Geocoder, Yelp API
Second screen app: Basketball
Assisted One Two See development team with a front-end effort and QA.
Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS, AJAX, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Raphael.js/SVG
Awarely is a media distribution company focused on innovation shaping our world and the people that make it happen.
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.
Logical Living is a startup that wants to make it easy for people to live more green.
Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS, LAMP. Architected and developed a high-performance web application and a custom CMS using Yii PHP framework.
Spark DSG is a team of experienced designers and information architects who specialize in online consumer experiences for regional, national and international brands.
Technology Stack: 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.
Redesign of a corporate site for a large SaaS CRM. All content moved under complete editorial control.
Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS3, JS, WordPress, PHP. Redesign of a new promo web site for a large SaaS CRM
We partnered with a UI/X agency to deliver a technology solution for a corporate training website that educates, inspires, and motivates busy professionals to maximize their energy, productivity, performance, and resilience to stress so they can achieve peak health.
Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS, Compass/SASS, WordPress
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. We assisted their in-house team with feature development and UI engineering expertise.
Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS
T2 offers top-flight training for time-pressed triathletes, cyclists and endurance athletes who want to take their fitness to the next level. Partnering with a UI/X agency to deliver a technology solution, we architected and developed a high-performance fully-editable web site.
Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS3, JS, WordPress
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 Stack: Grunt, Bower, AngularJS, LESS, Bootstrap, Django, MySQL, NGINX, uWSGI, AWS
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 Stack: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Sphinx, AWS, Memcached. Payment systems: AuthorizeNet, Paypal
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.
Smartphone and tablet apps that provide individual purification programs for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and addressing health issues.
Technologies: Ionic framework, SASS
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 Stack: Node.js (Sails.js), MongoDB, AngularJS, Bootstrap, LESS, Grunt