Factorial

Lean development in a fluid environment

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Welcome to Factorial, a development studio based in Hamburg. We work hand in hand with agencies on progressive solutions for international brands.

Service

Lean and nimble.

One of our core strengths is our agility. That means committing to the leanest possible processes and a high level of iterative interaction with our clients in developing our software. Quick decision-making and rapid feedback are key parts of this. We are also experienced at working in very dynamic environments, where we constantly monitor and react to changes occurring within them.

Working with one another, for one another.

Communication and cooperation across disciplines are fundamental to the value we deliver. This approach starts with our clients themselves, who we involve in our projects to the extent that they practically become part of the team. Consultancy and development take place in close cooperation with our concept, strategy and design teams – and always looking outside the box – we draw on a broad network of experts from a wide variety of disciplines.

Solving the unsolvable.

Where others give up, we keep going. Cracking the tough nuts is precisely what drives us. We break up seemingly unsolvable tasks into logical component parts, which we then work on quickly and easily. At the same time we never lose sight of the big picture, and the many seamless interactions and diverse combinations which lie behind it.

Where iteration means innovation.

For us, quality in iterative processes means constantly seeking out new, more innovative, more sustainable, more elegant solutions. These are solutions based on successive constructive steps of development as well as intensive research work. This approach allows us, for example, to test the feasibility of various prototype scenarios.

What do we know? A lot.

A major benefit we offer lies in the great variety of technologies on which we can draw. Building on many years of experience we are expert in mature standards and offer a comprehensive knowledge base from past development and deployment work. For instance, we are just as capable of creating a Drupal-based website as we are a React Isomorphic app.

Work

Mutabor

Mutabor is one of the leading design agencies in Germany. Working alongside in-house concept, strategy and design specialists, we aligned their corporate page with their new corporate identity and converted it into a responsive user interface. The page has been continually adapted and extended to meet new demands.

Frontend

  • Prototyping
  • HAML
  • SASS
  • CoffeeScript

Backend

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal
  • Anbindung an Mailchimp

DevOps

  • Fabric / Fabalicious
  • Server-Monitoring
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Offline-Website
Client
Mutabor
Design
Mutabor
Timeframe
1/2015 – Today

Wir sind Feuer und Flamme (Hamburg‘s Olympic bid)

We developed the website for Hamburg’s Olympic Games bid. We quickly transposed the many editorial requirements and rolled out collaborative offers for the HSV soccer club and the Hamburger Sportbund (Hamburg sports federation). On top of this we delivered the content for the IOS and Android apps.

Frontend

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • jQueryUI
  • Enquire.js

Backend

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal
  • Dataprovider für Client-Apps

DevOps

  • Fabric / Fabalicious
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Server-Monitoring
Client
Wir sind Feuer und Flamme GmbH
Design
Thjnk
iOS / Android
njiuko
Timeframe
1/2015 – 11/2015

Sonnen

Sonnen offers an innovative product which stores self-generated solar electricity – the sonnenBatterie. To coincide with the product introduction, we developed the corresponding website as well as a configurator, which provides prospects with a bespoke offer based on their particular requirements.

Frontend

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PostCSS
  • SUIT CSS

Backend

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal
  • Dataprovider für Client-Apps
  • Salesforce-Integration

DevOps

  • Fabric / Fabalicious
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Server-Monitoring
Client
Njiuko
UX
Ben Krammer
Design
Leonid Fishman, Hamed Bahrami
Timeframe
11/2015 – Today

Harrods Magazine

For the digital edition of the Harrods Magazine we developed a back end, which serves iOS, Android and website. Individual editions can be compiled by the editorial team itself and published packet-based across all platforms. In addition, we created a web Frontend as a single-page app.

Frontend

  • Middleman
  • HAML
  • SASS
  • CoffeeScript
  • AngularJs

Backend

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal
Client
Swipe
Design
Swipe
Timeframe
12/2013 - 07/2015

Knowledge

Frontend

Arousing the emotions.

There‘s nothing we like more in life than engaging user interfaces that stimulate interaction! Naturally, we love developing such innovative and fun-loving interfaces. Using prototyping we can verify feasibility while keeping the cost and time involved to a minimum.

  • Interaction
  • Prototyping
  • Living style guides
  • Transitions
  • Animationen

Many devices. Optimal solutions.

Smartphones, tablets, desktops – people are using more and more devices to explore the internet. We develop solutions to deliver an optimal experience, whatever the device. Our bottom-up approach ensures compatibility with older models too.

  • Responsive web design
  • Progressive enhancement

A systematic approach.

In our work we follow a systematic approach. We think and work in systems, transposing concrete requirements into a component-based structure. All our projects can therefore be managed and revisited over the long-term.

  • SUIT CSS
  • SMACSS
  • BEM
  • NPM
  • Browserify

Working to well-established standards.

The fact that we commit to well-established best practices in our work brings benefits to our clients in particular. Specifications are clear and transparent, with a code that is significantly easier to understand, to test and to port.

  • HTML 5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript

Backend

Content, content, everywhere.

Drupal, one of the leading Content Management frameworks, is our speciality. Alongside implementing individual business requirements, we manage enterprise-level features, intranets, shop integration and, of course, content management.

  • Drupal
  • Drupal headless
  • DrupalCommerce
  • Modul development
  • Site-Building
  • Theme development

Your own web.

Individual web applications are delivering real value in today‘s world. The way we extend websites to applications that can optimise entire business processes is an example. This we achieve with a combination of established technologies and new web applications.

  • PHP
  • Mysql
  • Symfony
  • Javascript
  • Node
  • MongoDB
  • Express
  • Isomorphic apps

Well connected.

We build and integrate interfaces to connect with applications in ERP and CRM systems and in analysis tools. At the same time we manage data in such a way that it can be processed by other systems too.

  • REST
  • JSON
  • XML
  • RSS
  • SOAP
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Salesforce
  • Shopping-APIs
  • Analytics

DevOps

Virtualisation.

Whether it is in development, staging or production, using virtualisation technology allows us to guarantee a consistent, uniform environment for all the actors in and phases of a project. This minimises friction and duplication over the course of the work.

  • Vagrant
  • Docker

Deployment.

We automatically provide new software versions and integrate the services that make up a successful launch. In the case of high-traffic projects we take over the connection to a CDN and optimise the installation to the particular hosting requirements.

  • Continuous Integration
  • Fabric / Fabalicious
  • Jenkins / Gitlab CI / Teamcity
  • CDN-Anbindung

Quality assurance.

Avoiding, recognising and eliminating errors: no software project runs perfectly, but how one reacts to errors has a decisive bearing on the eventual success of the venture. We provide a variety of automated tests, which enable us to continually monitor critical elements of domain logic and ensure a uniform codebase for teams.

  • Unit Tests
  • Conformance Tests
  • Regression Tests
  • Behavior Driven Development
  • Server- und Log-Monitoring

Contact

Address
Factorial GmbH
Blücherstr. 11
22767 Hamburg
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