Our friends at Northern New York-based US Digital approached us about building a content management system for their client. We migrated the legacy PHP-based site to Django, where we could easily make the content editable. Also, we added an additional security layer for engineers to be able to view more detailed CAD drawings for some products. The final enhancement was an online submission wizard, where customers can fine-tune a product order with additional accessories and drawings. A PDF containing all the product drawings and cutomizations is generated and submitted to Jefferson Concrete. This feature automated a formerly labor-intensive manual process, saving the company thousands of dollars.
We were contacted by our homies at Super Top Secret to build a revamped version of the Ski Utah iPhone app. Enticed by the opportunity to work on a new platform, we agreed, and a few weeks later the new version was in the App Store. This included a small gaming component where users can check in, earn rankings, and brag to their friends. Afterwards came an iPad version, and soon the app will be seen in Kiosk form in various snowy locations across Utah.
The codebase was entirely rewritten in native Objective C, using Core Data and UIKit. The design necessitated heavily customized UI components, some built from scratch and others tweaked from existing libraries. An animated intro video displays for only as long as necessary to load the app data, and most content can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Download the app here.
Our second project for Super Top Secret was a revamping of the original gymjones.com. It was beginning to show its age in both design and functionality, and their ever-increasing online memberships dictated a new, simplified back-end. Phase one of the project only consisted of the public-facing site -- yielding a drastic aesthetic improvement over the original. We took the new design (created by STS) and built it out in HTML5/CSS3, incorporating an interactive and intuitive photo gallery and calendar/miniblog. All the content is editable via a Django-powered content management system. Check out the new site here.
Rather than use the default, often clunky administration site provided by Django, we opted to build a CMS from scratch. The resulting interface is vastly superior and quite easy to use. This custom CMS was built with the help of a few talented freelancers in order to meet a tight deadline, and the fully custom mobile site (check it out on your phone or tablet) was built in-house at STS. Overall it's been quite a project which we're proud to have contributed to!
Evan, a prolific Portland, OR artist, was in need of a way to show his work to a broader audience. He wanted the site to stay out of the way so that the high-resolution work imagery would stand out. He can post teasers of what he's currently working on in his studio, as well as past works. For past shows, we built an iOS-style image slider for easy, full-size viewing. He can easily manage all content on the site through the Django administration interface.