Drew Altizer Photography
Drew Altizer Photography is a full-service photo agency covering charity, public relations and private events. We built a fully responsive site, featuring smart search, user accounts, online payments and an image database.
Snapwire is a platform that connects a new generation of photographers with brands, creatives and small businesses who n eed to license authentic custom photos. Buyers post a creative brief (which we call Requests or Challenges) and photographers respond by submitting their best photos to match.
ElasticSearch based search engine, Image IPTC-EXIF-XMP data management (read/write). PHP 7, Mongo DB, Elastic. JS, HTML 5, CSS3
eLearning Template Library
Spiral Scout built a subscription-based digital asset management library and highly customizable CMS. The eLB site admin can upload multiple files, associate metadata to them, and offer them to customers for immediate download. It is a fully-robust digital asset management system for many types of assets including illustrations, audio, video, Flash, ActionScript files, etc. There is also a front end user interface that enables admins to instantly edit any content directly on the page.
Cutcaster is an online marketplace for high-quality, royalty-free stock photography, illustrations, and vector graphics. We designed and built the entire site, including a robust digital asset management system and e-commerce engine. The site also features a highly complex search engine, content upload and review, disambiguation, user accounts and management, accounting software for tax purposes, and a database that can handle 100s of millions of images.
SphinxSearch, PayPal, ImageMagick, Amazon Cloud, FTP, PHP5, Apache, MySQL, Spiral Framework, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
Off The Menu
Off The Menu is a mobile app that promotes the discovery of secret menu items from restaurants, bars and cafes across North America. As the definitive source for authentic secret menu items, OTM is one of the preeminent social media marketing platform and restaurant discovery apps in the restaurant industry. We built them a custom native mobile app and web dashboard to manage all their content and user.
Facebook API, Swiftmailer API, Google Analytics, GoogleMap API, Amazon S3 with a Cloud Front, PHP 7, MySQL, Spiral Framework, Elastic, Rabbit MQ, Push notifications
Found Eats is an online social marketplace that helps customers easily discover and purchase specialty and gourmet food products from thousands of small food artisans all across the US. Spiral Scout built powerful search and social tools along with fully customizable user profiles and preferences. The site also features integrated payment, shipping systems and logistics, e-commerce tracking and accounting software for tax purposes.
Spiral Scout built eReader for Benchmark Education. eReader is a visual tool for education professionals, similar to Microsoft Powerpoint. Teachers can enhance the classroom experience by presenting e-books to the class with custom narration, drawing, and zooming. eReader was built for desktop, but is also suited for iPad and mobile devices.
Narration engine, Drawing engine, Lithium as SAAS, Backbone.js, HTML5, Pure JS, WebAudio, UML, Canvas
Moment is a native iOS application and fully responsive website that allows fans to connect with influencers via highly personalized, 30-second videos. Moment is the next generation of fan mail delivery and the future of the autograph. The app consists of two separate platforms: one for buyers of Moments and one for the celebrities (sellers). Buyers can connect via Facebook or email, search/browse for celebrities, purchase "Moments," and then share them on various social networks. Sellers can set the number of Moments available in a specified time period, view and respond to requests, and accept payments.
Spiral Scout built ePlanner for Benchmark Education. ePlanner is a visual tool for education professionals to help organize curriculums and lesson plans based on Benchmark educational programs. Teachers can create, edit, view and delete individual or group lesson plans. The "Calendar" application has all the features of a typical daily planner along with a sophisticated search option. Users can easily drag and drop lessons to different dates in order to better organize the curriculum or to take into account holidays and weather cancellations. ePlanner was built for the desktop and iPad.
Lithium as SAAS, Spiral, MongoDB, PHP5, Backbone.js, Twitter Bootstrap, Less.js
HTML 5 Games
Spiral Scout converted a large number of e-learning games and quizzes from Flash to HTML5 for a client. This involved building a configuration engine that could quickly convert these games into HTML and offered the admins an interface to configure any of the files themselves without the need of technical assistance.
Tin Can API, Google Fusion Tables API, SCORM, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Canvas, Web Audio API
Framed and Matted
Framed & Matted delivers elegant, simple and classic picture frames. Users can customize their frame via an online frame builder that allows them to drag and slide their frame to the correct size, add matting to the borders and choose their frame style. Spiral Scout built the entire site, including an e-commerce gateway, an easy to use page editor, an integrated shipping system (via the FedEx API), a complex CMS to manage user-created frames, a reseller's API and referral program, and a robust customer relationship dashboard to manage all members and orders.
FedEx API, Image Magick, Spiral CMS, PayPal Integration. PHP5, Apache, MySQL, Spiral Framework, HTML5 Canvas, CSS3, jQuery
TechAdmin is a full-featured admin panel for Benchmark's educational clients (i.e. US school districts). It enables school administrators to manage their entire district's student body and teacher base using a single tool. TechAdmin was built on top of Benchmark's custom API, allowing data to easily be imported and exported from the system. The admin panel is modular and can easily be modified in the future.
Benchmark API, Spiral, MongoDB, PHP5 and PHP7, Twitter Bootstrap, Less.js
Spiral CMS is a comprehensive Content Management System Framework. The framework includes a robust CMS, complete with project templates, user accounts, ecommerce integration capabilities, and digital asset management. Additional features include file upload, language translation support, Google Analytics integration, email service provider integration, MySQL and mongoDB support, detailed reporting, and system diagnostics. Spiral is an alternative to Wordpress, Drupal or any other CMS on the market.
Amazon S3, Amazon SES, MongoDB, Spiral, PHP7, Twitter Bootstrap, Less.js, Spiral
Wagfield Academy is an online dog training and puppy rearing school and community offering affordable and accessible socialization and training solutions. Spiral Scout built Wagfield a custom website to enable dog owners to purchase courses to help train their pets. Their site admin can use the site like any learning management system and manage all the courses and content via a simple to use interface.
A Dark Pattern is a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills. SpiralScout was responsible for re-building the old DP web-site and putting it on a new CMS platform.
Spiral Framework, PHP7, MySQL, HTML5, Javasctip, CSS3
Decovery is a mobile application and website for pre and post natural disaster building safety screening built by Spiral Scout. Decovery's pre-natural disaster application is used by field inspectors to quickly compile an electronic inventory of city buildings and structures, record important information about a building (pre and post natural disaster), and generate reports in real time for city officials about the buildings and areas that have been evaluated.
Phonegap, Native iOS, Push notification, PHP7, Apache, MySQL, Spiral Framework, Geo-location, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery
We built Skycatch a fully customizable, responsive Wordpress website. The team at Skycatch needed to be able to show off their latest projects and products so they came to us to build a site that would delight their customers and visitors.
Wordpress, HTML5, CSS3, responsive design
We designed and built Maharani Weddings a fully customizable, responsive website for their clientele. First and foremost, the team needed a blogging platform and all the fun stuff associated with managing content for a wedding blog. This included a way to serve 3rd party advertisements, building a "Thumbtack" like vendor marketplace for Indian wedding vendors and a fully robust directory of vendors.
Multifalcon came to Spiral Scout needing a solution for their music archive. We created the interface and functionality behind a web based audio mixing console (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixing_console) and then integrated it into their e-Commerce flow so users could license tracks. We used the SoundJS library and simple but custom e-commerce solution to help them accomplish their goals.