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.
Our team of professionals:meet our entire team
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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