UI Engineering / Front-end, Responsive Single-page Applications, Node.js, Ruby on Rails deployed in AWS

We build SaaS platforms and enterprise-grade software/web applications, do staff augmentation and support

about

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
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Nick Gluzdov

Co-founder

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Irina Abramson

Co-founder and CEO

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Peter Erickson

Business Development Director

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Russ Zhurba

CTO

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Andrii Demko

VP of Operations

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Olga Michai

Account Management Lead

services

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
  • Video and audio players, HTML5 banners, and anything else that requires expertise in HTML5, CSS, and Javascript
  • Best practices in accessibility, SEO, and usability.

Full stack software engineering, which includes the following practices:

Our Process:

Web Development Process
clients
Yak Network Platform

Yak Network Platform

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

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

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 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. PayPal

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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 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

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 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, WebEX

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Second screen app: Baseball

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

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

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 Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS, PHP/CodeIgniter, Bootstrap

Simulator for a Major US Airline

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

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

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

Second screen app: Football

Second screen app: Football

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

Second screen app: Hockey

Second screen app: Hockey

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

Awarely

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Work[etc]

Work[etc]

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

Prananaz

Prananaz

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

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. We assisted their in-house team with feature development and UI engineering expertise.

Technology Stack: HTML5, CSS, JS

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. 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

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

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

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 Stack: Jade, LESS, JavaScript, Grunt

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

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

Urban Outfitters
Radial
Enst & Young
GlaxoSmithKline
Comcast
Xfinity
W2O
Intuitive Company
Comcast
testimonials
MJ Klenk
MJ Klenk
12:04 15 Mar 18
We are very happy to be working with Speed and Function. They have taken the time to develop a great understanding of our program and how it works. They picked-up our Meteor.js code base and were successful in quickly finding their way around and becoming productive. The team has a fast response time and good communication skills. They have been working with us to develop a good work flow and understand our vision for the long term of this project.
Marci Rubin
Marci Rubin
17:46 12 Mar 18
With outstanding values and direction from Irina and Nick, the core and soul of Speed & Function, the development team performs at an A+ level. The team is highly skilled and available to help me understand and discuss each crucial step in building the Yak Network Platform. They are also using the latest technologies, such as AWS Lambda. I highly recommend Speed & Function. Marci Rubin CEO/Founder Yak Network LLC
Jason Sherman
Jason Sherman
18:48 14 Dec 17
By far the BEST development company I've ever worked with, and I've worked with dozens! They are hands on, precise, patient, highly skilled, and actually care about what they are building. It's not a contract for them, they join your team as another member. I highly recommend Nick and his team for all of your development needs, big or small!
22q Family Foundation
22q Family Foundation
18:03 15 Nov 17
We truly appreciate finding your team to help with our web needs. Before finding you, we had a handful of web developers that were unresponsive, slow to finish, and often didn't understand what we were trying to fix. Thank you for fixing our Education Station form and implementation of a few custom modules. It was really fast turnaround and all developers were very responsive. It was also very helpful that you’ve supported us during further stages with some regular Drupal updates. Our website is now more manageable and secure.
Jon Zack
Jon Zack
19:49 24 Nov 17
Good agile programmers. USA based shop with international support and coders provide affordable programming and project management
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