Enterprise-grade web application development: outsourced web/software department, CTO on-demand, staff augmentation, support
UI Engineering / Front-end
Node.js & Meteor
Ruby on Rails
This is how we function.
Speed & Function is an enterprise-grade web application development company founded in 2006. We grew by focusing on UI engineering and remain a leader in front-end development. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we are able to offer a "best in class" Agile knowledge-sharing and collaboration environment at competitive rates. "Speed" in our name stands for performance.
Our team of professionals:meet our entire team
Practice Lead: PM/QA
Speed and Function is best known for our UI engineering / front-end development expertise:
- Dynamic front-end / single-page applications (AngularJS, Ember.js, Backbone.js, React)
- 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:
“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
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.View 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: 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 (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.
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 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.View Case Study
Awarely is a media distribution company focused on innovation shaping our world and the people that make it happen.
Release: 2014-03View Case Study
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.
Release: work in progress.
Production release TBD
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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: Node.js (Sails.js), MongoDB, AngularJS, Bootstrap, LESS, Grunt.
Released: work in progress.
Production release TBD