Customers say "Spiral Arm's professionalism and delivery oriented approach put them head and shoulders above other software houses", and are "very pleased with the professional approach Spiral Arm took". One senior research manager described an automation tool we delivered simply: "It's changed my life".
Taykt.com - Scala and Lift based SMS promotion tool.
Real-time shared tasks using Scala, Lift & Paypal - AddShareDo.com
CMS, web site, and iPhone site for TRP using Scala and Lift, with Flash.
Google contacts and calendar integration - ReminderThing.com
Three Twitter integration apps, using Scala and Lift.
MMS web product for regional newspaper group.
JVM-based 3D visualization tool.
We help organisations focus on the problem to be solved, design a solution, and deliver a result with lasting value.
What's the problem being solved? Who is it helping? What aspects should be focussed on to deliver the most beneft in the least amount of time? These are aspects of a project we want to understand before proposing a solution.
We've gained a great deal of experience in, and trust of, the JVM ecosystem. We develop using Scala, our preferred web framework is Lift, and we deploy to the cloud using Amazon EC2 & CloudBees:
We always have a hands-on role in developing systems. Our development style is agile. We like to complete a feature and release it: there’s no better test of software than for it to be running with real users. This also gives us, collectively, the opportunity to make course adjustments to the project at all levels. And of course, this style gives you a return on your investment quickly.
With regard to software development, we do the right thing: we have issue management, source control, automated builds, unit testing, automated static analysis, code reviews and code coverage reports.
We have a track record of successfully working with others to bring in specialised skills where required, and managing the over-all process. This is always transparent with open and honest communication. We don't outsource our responsibilities, and prefer to introduce you to great individuals and companies who may be able to work with you on future projects.
We get a buzz out of contributing to the Scala and Lift community, and by airing our learning we in turn benefit from the feedback of others.
Screencast on Using Lifty, a tool to make it easier to build Lift sites.
Introduction to Lift presentation at Skillsmatter.
Demo of the Simple Build Tool at Skillsmatter.
Spiral Arm was founded in 2003 by Richard Dallaway and Jonathan Ferguson to build applications for the web and mobile devices. We're a software production company: we build and cloud-host products, and bring teams together to work on complete solutions for clients.
Our background is in building server-side applications for publishing, financial, travel, automotive and IT consulting industries. The senior staff worked together at a UK publisher, and joined forces to produce complete end-to-end systems for clients: mobile and desktop applications that work with web sites, databases and web services.
You can find us at The Skiff, 6 Gloucester Street, Brighton, BN1 4EW.
The company is registered with Companies House in England and Wales as company number 4899633 and is based in Brighton (approximately 50 minutes from central London).