Work We've Done
Our team has worked with brands from startups to enterprises in DC, the US and abroad. We like to work for people who are trying new things, working on a human scale, and have passion for quality.
We help you reach your business goals. Period. Leave it to us to work out the rest: the process (agile), the medium (web, mobile), the time (ASAP), the technology (PHP, Ruby on Rails, iPhone/iPad, Google Android). Don’t take our word for it. More than 100 clients worked with, over the past 8 years, say this. Our clients have been featured on CNN, Inc500, The Huffington Post and have been accelerated towards growth and sometimes acquisition.
Here are a few projects we've worked on
Carl Schramm Consulting, Design, Wordpress, Managed Hosting
Carl J. Schramm is an American economist, entrepreneur, and former President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation. The Economist has named Schramm the “evangelist of entrepreneurship”. He is co-author with Robert E. Litan of Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy.
Carl was looking for a specific solution for building and maintaining a new blog for his domain CarlSchramm.com. Another goal was to help consolidate all the content that Carl contributes to top tiered online publications. Carl collaborated with us on all aspects of the project which delivered a custom designed mobile responsive WordPress theme along with WordPress managed hosting and ongoing support. The site launched in late 2012
INgrooves Fontana Consulting, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JS, AJAX
Isolation Network is a digital media distribution and technology company that provides various software development, distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves Fontana, INscribe Digital and ONE Digital divisions.
INgrooves Fontana provides clients customized marketing, promotion, sync licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific music and video releases or catalogues. At the heart of INgrooves Fontana is ONE Digital: a proprietary, end-to-end digital asset management platform that automates many distribution and administration functions. Utilizing the Client Console, clients have total visibility on the status of their releases – how, when and where they are distributed, the ability to opt in and out of retail deals and review and export monthly sales reports for all retailers. Our platform is a content hub that connects directly to all leading online and mobile stores worldwide. INgrooves Fontana is a true digital distribution company, not just an aggregator of services.
In helping INgrooves to re-envision their Client Console application without relying on legacy Adobe Flash based business intelligence dashboard UI tools, we created this HTML5, mobile responsive Twitter Bootstrap based admin theme in just a few days. We applied lean methods such as low fidelity mockups, rich interactive HTML5 business charts and rapid prototyping to deliver a solid demo prototype that could represent the real product.
Alice Ferguson Foundation Technology Consulting, Application Development
Since 2011, the leadership at the Alice Ferguson Foundation has consulted with us on strategic technology goals aligned to the organization’s mission especially challenges related to infrastructure gaps realized through initial consulting. In addition we continuously provide custom enterprise web application solutions along with systems integration and support to AFF for mission critical operation to optimize multiple program initiatives and the web presence of the organization.
Consulting, Design, Development, Hosting
Gryphn is a new startup focused on security and privacy innovations for mobile phones from messaging to enterprise solutions. Gryphn’s first patent-pending product, ArmorText, enables SMS encryption with simplicity.
Gryphn’s founders consult with us on web strategy, innovation, product management, technology solutions and enterprise integration strategies.
Consulting, Design, Development, Technology
Ignited Discovery Proprietary E-Discovery Applications and Grid Technology
We developed custom e-discovery data processing to integrate with a custom grid computing platform and other applications for Ignited Discovery, an e-discovery services company, resulting in exponential increase in e-discovery throughput.
The founders of the company had previously been considering focusing on e-discovery services and dropping paper services which require a lot of expensive hardware and office space. They wanted to find better ways to increase throughput/volume as well as quality assurance for the e-discovery services provided to law firms. After analyzing all the needs and priorities of the founders we began to consider existing solutions both open source standards, tools to solve all the back office management and workflow problems and hardware solutions to solve scalable storage and computing challenges that arrive in e-discovery projects.
We agreed to build a roadmap with a lean grid computing approach by architecting a high performance e-discovery grid platform mingled with off the shelf e-discovery applications and existing networked computers as well as cheap cluster of rack blades bought off eBay from Pixar for $15,000! We integrated with applications like LAW as well as home brew e-discovery applications we built for Ignited designed to solve challenging forensic data recovery problems in the industry. We also enabled better customer management and content management solutions to help Ignited Discovery grow and better handle larger projects and growing customer needs.
In 2009, Ignited Discovery was awarded the Inc500 recognition by Inc. Magazine rating the top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Achieving an astonishing growth rate of almost 700 percent in just three years, Ignited Discovery has seen revenue leap from $343,340 in 2005 to some $2.7 million in 2008. This remarkable curve has easily secured Ignited a place on the vaunted list, where it joins prominent companies like Microsoft, Timberland, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, and Under Armor. The progressive e-Discovery company also went on to rank 34th amongst all businesses in the Washington, DC metro area.
Recently in September 2011, we were proud and happy to hear Ignited Discovery was acquired by Navigant Consulting.
Consulting, Grid Computing Platform, .NET 2.0, Sharepoint, Drupal
Music.com Music Web and Data Platform
We’ve developed social media, video, content management and business intelligence features for one of the most valuable domains in the world – Music.com. Working side by side the founding team and going through multiple evolutions, business models and strategies, we’ve optimized Music.com’s web platform and technology yielding a 90% monthly cost savings thanks to scalable cloud computing, Open Source including WordPress. The system previously was built on .NET and even a custom Java/XML/XSLT system powering a robust music ontology. We used Semantic Web technology, WordPress, XHTML, XML, XSLT, HTML5/CSS3, AJAX, jQuery, ExtJS, .NET, PHP, Ruby, Solr Lucene, SQL Server, MySQL, CouchDB, PostgreSQL.
Music.com’s management team regularly consults with our team on topics ranging from business strategy, to technology solutions and operational excellence.
Consulting, Wordpress, Managed Hosting, CouchDB, Data Mashup, .NET
4Front Security .NET Web Product
We helped develop an enterprise .NET web application for 4Front Security, a security compliance and assessment startup, leading to a $20 million acquisition by Symantec Corporation which integrated the suite into their Symantec Control Compliance Suite, a Enterprise IT Risk and Compliance platform. The product addresses your IT risk and compliance challenges by delivering greater visibility and control across your infrastructure, data and people.
RDB Online TV Experience Web Platform
RDB, originally from UK, is an international recognized and highly talented DJ / production group that have come to dominate Bollywood and South Asian music entertainment as highly-sought after artists for more than 10 years. RDB has always been innovative in connecting with fans across the globe and now wanted to push the envelop with fresh ideas and strategies such as an engaging experience for their fans and more social media engagement to attract higher end sponsors and bigger production and movie deals.
In 2010, RDB was seeking to grow it’s brand presence in the United States mainstream market and position itself to align itself with more western acts especially in the hip-hop world. Snoop Dogg had already partnered with RDB to produce, Singh is King, the Bollywood blockbuster of the year in 2008 by the time RDB hired us.
After assessing RDB’s current situation and defining the strategic vision, we helped RDB optimize it’s strategy and launch new initiatives for both offline and online goals through branding elements including photography, supplied by our friend Douglas Sonders of Sonders Photography and 8112 Studios along with a sleek, social integrated AJAX video browsing website to channel the “RDBTV” experience using vimeo as a video delivery service. We also manage their scalable cloud hosting powered by WordPress and custom plugins.
Consulting, Managed Hosting, Custom Design, UX, Wordpress, Custom Plugins
Lucifer Lighting ASP.NET Website and Portal
Using ASP.NET 3.5 and the Rackspace Cloud, we helped to develop content management, user interface and usability enhancements all the way to enterprise business process optimizations through integrations with manufacturing ERP software.
Lucifer Lighting’s operations folks consult with us on security hardening, rely on us for managed cloud hosting with Rackspace Cloud Hosting and depend on us to ensure excellence for their website and cloud-based enterprise technology integrations.
Consulting, UX Design, ASP.NET 3.5, HTML, CSS, JS
Waitt Institute for Discovery Wordpress Multi-Site
Waitt Institute for Discovery, along with it’s sister organizations, Waitt Family Foundation asked us to help them develop custom plugins mixed with open source plugins to enable enhanced photo gallery plugins along with custom plugins powered by short codes to allow authors to create a variety of Google-Maps integrated story and timeline based narratives of content.
Consulting, Wordpress MU and Custom Plugins
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More Bits About Us.
- product design & architecture
- rapid prototyping & agile development
- back-end & front-end development
- deployment, scalability & performance
- reviews & other assessments
- integration with solutions
- answers to tough questions
- enable your enterprise
- Wordpress & LAMP - it's come a long way
- Ruby on Rails - it's developer heaven
- .NET Framework - an enterprise framework
- Mac - It's UNIX and "it just works"
- iPhone/iPad - Thanks Steve Jobs!
- Hudson - We love continuous integration
- Git - It's fast and distributed
- Freshbooks - Accelerate billing & invoicing
we're cool with
- ZippyKid - The Best Hosting for Wordpress
- Rackspace - The Best Hosting & Support
- Brandstack - Custom Branded Designs
- Assembla - Agile accelerates results
- Google Apps - Email, Docs and Intranet
- Zoho - It integrates with Google Apps
- Heroku - Scalable Rails Cloud Hosting
- Gryphn Mobile - Mobile Privacy Simplified