RocketHub is representative of a greenfield application project. We were approached by the co-founders with a concept for a new crowdfunding service.
We worked closely with the team to develop the brand, visual design, and platform. In under 5 months,
what began as an idea was launched as a fully functional Web application. We didn't stop there, continuing to work with the RocketHub team to add new features, optimize the user experience,
and tune the underlying platform as traffic increased. Amid the burgeoning crowdfunding space, RocketHub.com is ranked 3rd in Website visitors1
1 Alexa.com. May 2012.
We help organizations find better solutions when the current one isn't working out. Lonny had been publishing an online magazine for nearly a year when they first contacted us.
They wanted to improve their publishing cycle, expand their reach to mobile tablet users, and optimize advertising, while keeping their print process intact.
We spent about a month exploring and developing several proof of concepts.
Once a candidate was chosen by Lonny's team, we developed a robust publishing platform, complete with an administrative
interface for the back-end. Lonny has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and on television.
Lonny was acquired by Zimbio in July 2012.
Smart Gardener Inc. was two-thirds of the way into their initial product development project
when they contacted us. We assigned one of our seasoned developers to help get the product to launch. We audited the
existing software, improved performance and maintainability. Shortly after the Web application launched, we worked
closely with the client to transition operational support and maintenance to a new team, ensuring a sensible process was
kept intact. On occasion, we serve an advisory role, as the number of paid customers grows and new challenges arise.
Death & Taxes Magazine
Death & Taxes magazine was becoming a victim of its own success. Its poignant journalism and coverage of pop, politics, and music
was earning it the eyeballs it deserved. Unfortunately the underlying platform was not able to scale adequately. We evaluated several
options and then helped the client migrate to a service much better suited to handle their current traffic, with room to grow. All of
this was accomplished without writing one line of code, showcasing that we are solutions architects first and foremost, and consider technology,
team make-up, operations, and budgets when sharing our recommendations with clients.
This San Francisco/Bay Area start-up hired us to develop an HTML5 / tablet-friendly application for firefighters in the field.
During the implementation phase, they tasked us with a second project, which involved turning an early-stage prototype for an incident response
management system into a production-grade application. One of the benefits of working with us is that we can provision additional resources on demand.
(Currently in private beta)