How we do it
We build custom software applications using today’s most advanced technology. But so do a lot of software engineering firms. So what makes us different?
At Speed & Function, we strive to make working with us easy – whether that’s providing seamless integration with your team, rock solid processes, or high-caliber talent that gets it right, first time.
Our unique value lies in our developmental approach. Through focusing on learning, feedback, and transparency, we are able to achieve alignment with our clients (and manage uncertainty and complexity) with speed, flexibility and ease.
We are committed to exceeding your expectations.
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Our integrated approach to software development.
- Agile thinking: Through use of the Scrum framework, we’re able to avoid risks, communicate with transparency and get your product to market more quickly.
- Elastic delivery: To optimize costs, we assign you a lean, mean, self-scaling dev team that functions as-needed, when needed.
- Intensive collaboration: Daily check-ins ensure transparency and simplify the process.
- Local presence: Locations all over the globe mean someone is always available, but if you’re looking for someone in your time zone, our homebase is Philadelphia, PA.
Full stack software engineering, which includes the following practices:
Founded in 2011, Spark DGS is a design agency based in Doylestown, PA. S&F handles roughly 85% of Spark’s total development work. As the design agency continues to grow, its deliberately collaborative partnership with S&F only matures and expands in more mutually beneficial ways. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the two companies worked at an excruciating pace to successfully design and develop a site for a client, who makes ventilators, urgently needed during the crisisView Case Study
Website and mobile application
Web and mobile application digitizing disaster planning, response training and recovery — both online and offline — for a company that handles property damage scenarios for multifamily managers and businesses.
Tech and tools we used: MeteorJS, Blaze + React, Apache Cordova, AWS
Emergency and Other Relief Services | Mobile App DesignView Case Study
CertainTeed, a leader in sustainable product development, transformed their digital product catalog into an engaging customer experience, where visual impressions turn into a high ROI. A new learning center became a cornerstone in the company’s customer experience.
Tech and tool we used: Drupal 8, Bootstrap 3
Manufacturing | Web DevelopmentView Case Study
Large medical device company
Website and mobile application
A ventilator manufacturer with offices in 100+ countries saw a massive spike in their product demand at the beginning of 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and received an integrated, fast-working web-based and mobile platform that responded to the urgency of the situation.
Tech and tools we used: Drupal, AWS, Sass, TWIG, jQuery, Jira.
Healthcare | Web Development | Mobile App DesignView Case Study
One of the most important US-based art institutions was forced to redefine what a typical museum experience looks like due to COVID-19. S&F created a digital space where users can embark on a storytelling-based, sensory-first journey through the world of classics, while strengthening protective measures and protocols in a preventive approach to cybersecurity.
Tech and tools we used: React Native +, Drupal 8
Art | Web DevelopmentView Case Study
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.
Tech and tools we used: Front-end, Angular 1.5, Redux, SASS,
Commercial air transport/Aviation | Simulator Build-up
No sweat video conferencing:
The team at VUWR, a video hosting platform, was dissatisfied with the quality of video conferencing apps on the market; they quickly saw this as an opportunity to build their own versatile video conferencing software, with an emphasis on cyber security through S&F.
Tech and tools we used: Agora, React, Ably, Node.js, AWS services (AWS Lambda functions, EC2, CloudFront, route53).
Communication/ Video Conferencing Services | App DevelopmentView Case Study
Mind the crisis:
A US-based engineering and consultancy business needed a custom-built web application to manage their hazard mitigation tasks, a project that encompassed a high degree of technical sophistication.
Tech and tools we used: Ruby/Ruby on Rails, GrapeAPI, Sidekiq, ActiveAdmin, React, Ant Design.
Engineering | Web application devView Case Study
Document management and legal workflow platform
A document management and legal workflow platform streamlines the entire franchise process for the practice’s customers in all 50 states. The fast-working and flexible custom-built environment enabled the company to scale and become the #1 franchise law firm according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
Tech and tools we used: Ruby/Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Sentry, Heroku, jQuery, Rspec, Insightly.
Law/Legal | Intranet DevelopmentView Case Study
Vouching for website wellbeing:
Syneos Health is a $4.6b multinational organization that helps companies with clinical trials and biopharmaceutical therapies. For the client that had developed four websites dedicated to Wilson’s disease and didn’t have quality assurance and quality control specialists, Syneos Health was looking for a professional QA team to test several websites under a tight deadline.
Tech and tools we used: Figma, Photoshop
Healthcare | Web Development | QA TestingView Case Study
A leading water technology company
Mobile application and web portal
Mobile application and web portal to enable device data access for water engineers, including when they were offline and out of cell range.
Tech and tools we used: Sass, CSS, jQuery, Backbone, Gulp, Webpack, Episerver, Microsoft SQL Server
Utilities | Web DevelopmentView Case Study
Empowering community wealth:
Urbane, a New York–based startup dedicated to energizing underprivileged neighborhoods, wanted to match their users’ engagement efforts through an edgy digital platform which would encourage online conversations – all powered by ApostropheCMS.
Community | Platform DevView Case Study
Top University-affiliated Network of Hospitals
A large ADA-compliant website
Scaling a digital agency team to deliver a large ADA-compliant website that ranks high on SiteImprove’s accessibility scale for a top-university-affiliated network of hospitals.
Healthcare | Inclusivity | Web DevelopmentView Case Study
Augmenting digital decision-making:
TreeAge Software, LLC, the company behind TreeAge Pro, was in dire need of a more global touch to their e-commerce platform that included an optimized path-to-purchase approach supported by a brand new, easy-to-use interface.
Tech and tools we used: WordPress on Pantheon hosting, WooCommerce, Fusion Builder
Data Analytics | Platform DevView Case Study
Financial investment institution
Investing in good business:
After developing 4 new products, a financial investment firm requested the creation (from scratch) of 4 bespoke, SEO-optimized landing pages by S&F that would rank high on search engines like Google and Bing in the shortest time.
Finance | SEO Optimization | QA TestingView Case Study