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
SecureCore offers managers of multi-family properties (90% of their plans) customized, actionable emergency response plans. In 2017, SecureCore approached us to “rescue the project” – the app that was crucial to interaction with their paid software. We helped them create a smooth and easy UX to let anybody at the property have access to the software. This way, each member of the organization embraces responsibility and has a solid understanding of the disaster plan: what to do in case of emergency and whom to call.
Technology Stack: MeteorJS, Blaze + React, Apache Cordova, AWSView Case Study
CertainTeed is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, known for innovation and sustainability. It’s owned by Saint Gobain, a 350 y.o. multinational corporation with $40b revenue and 180,000 employees. The company needed to build a website from scratch that would handle a multi-level catalog of products and lots of educational resources.
S&F joined the development effort that was started by another agency and eventually took on full responsibilities of building a scalable website with easily editable design and powerful search and filtering options.
Technology Stack: Drupal 8, Bootstrap 3View Case Study
Building and maintaining a fast, sophisticated site is challenging in the nonprofit world, where budgets are tight and in-house digital teams are typically fairly small. A US-based museum hired Speed & Function to support and augment their internal digital team in 2018. S&F have helped the organization launch a new website, manage security breaches swiftly, and replace their legacy image bank with an IIIF image delivery system, maximizing the budget they do have to create an outstanding user experience.View 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.
Technology Stack: Front-end, Angular 1.5, Redux, SASS
VUWR: What’s behind the magic of this video tool which has both high-quality image and stable connection? Discover the way S&F turned this open-source tool into a commercial solution.
Tech stack: Agora, React, Ably (pub/sub), Node.js, AWS services (AWS Lambda functions, EC2, CloudFront, route53)View Case Study
How Speed & Function aided a $4b+ corporation and mitigated hundreds of hours of technical debt on a web-based app. It is possible (and needed!) to transform cumbersome interface into easy-to-use and intuitive web app.
Tech stack: Ruby/Ruby on Rails, GrapeAPI, Sidekiq, ActiveAdmin, React, Ant DesignView 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: ProtractorView Case Study
This company, which for the purposes of this case study will remain anonymous, provides legal services businesses in all fifty states in the US. Each jurisdiction has different processes and policies, which make the firm’s client work incredibly complex.View Case Study
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
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
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