Challenge: As a producer of high quality video content, how do we deliver our content to a wide audience via the web while allowing advertising revenue to fund continued content creation?
Solution: Creation of a high traffic web site that provides management capabilities for all the video related data and accepts automated uploads of the video content.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Google Ad Manager, jQuery, Asynchronous processing, Geokit geolocation, RSS, Sphinx full-text search
Description: A web application was created that allows video producers to enter and maintain all information relating to videos, including searchable text, image thumbnails and flash video files. To maximize availability and video speed, the video content is delivered via a content delivery network (CDN). Automated processes were created to handle the uploading of new video content, and the creation of searchable transcripts of the videos.
Dating Starts Here
Challenge: How can I collect and centralize basic profile data from other dating sites? A site where people can find each other based on any criteria of interest to them?
Solution: Creation of a fully customizable search engine where users can use basic, advanced and keywords to search profiles from multiple sites.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Faceted Search, jQuery, Geokit geolocation, Compass, SASS
Description: The CodeSherpas team created a web application of aggregated data that is searchable and can be found by anyone seeking matching criteria. The team developed a simple API method for Partner sites to send Profile data.
Good Behavior Game
Challenge: Last year, study data was collected on paper surveys. For the analysis phase, data entry and clean up cost over $30,000. How can we reduce these costs and increase data integrity?
Solution: Creation of digital forms, both web-based and PDF forms that enter and validate data, as it is collected instead of in separate phases.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Adobe PDF Forms, Open Flash Chart reporting, Motion Computing's Rugged Tablet PCs
Description: CodeSherpas created an easy to use web site where data can be collected in forms that have a similar look and feel as the paper versions. In cases where data is collected in the field, easy to use PDF forms were created for use on rugged and mobile Tablet PCs. Data is entered via the tablet’s touch screen with a stylus. Handwritten entries are automatically converted to text and stored to the same database.
Challenge: How can I add value to print advertisements using mobile technology in a convenient way for consumers?
Solution: Integration with an SMS service provider to provide customizable information to requestors.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, SMS, High Availability (HA) Linux platform
Description: CodeSherpas created a site allowing users to create short message and email data sets available on on demand when user’s request information. The site was integrated with Open Market to respond to SMS requests from cellular devices and respond with the requested data in an automated and immediate fashion. Reporting capabilities were created for the information providers.
Challenge: How can I build a web site that showcases our video production capabilities in a professional fashion?
Solution: Built a corporate website show-casing the breadth and depth of the Knowlera's video capabilities.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, FlowPlayer Flash Video Player
Description: Developed a corporate web site to display and showcase the variety and professional quality of Knowlera's video production capabilities.
Challenge: Create an e-commerce web site before the Christmas Holiday Season where users can upload their own photos to create custom, life-size, vinyl wall clings.
Solution: E-commerce web site developed and launched with a short deadline in time for the Christmas sales season.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Paypal, UPS web service
Description: Developed an e-commerce application where users can upload and edit high resolution photos and place orders for life sized vinyl wall clings. Developed a shopping cart with integrated credit card processing for ordering processing and fulfillment. Integrated with UPS web service for shipping calculations and notifications.