Gnar helps companies accelerate their development

The Gnar Company develops robust and reliable software products built to grow and scale. We help companies, from start-up to enterprise, accelerate their development by building foundational products and features like their in-house teams.

 With enterprise-level engineering experience and a deep background in product development, our company creates reliable, well-designed products that organizations and individuals love to use.  Our Boston-based team believes in creating positive partnerships with our clients.  We’re really proud of our reputation for being hardworking, but easygoing, and we’re at our best when we’re combining our love of code with our skill at adapting to our clients’ needs.

 

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Boston, MA
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our clients are organizations that are building new web or mobile products or improving upon existing products.  We've worked with organizations such as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Kolide, Qeepsake, LevelUp, Conformis, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Torq Interface, Laborocity, and the MBTA. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Translating Uber, Lyft Background Check Policy to Software

In August 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill that enabled the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to have regulatory authority over TNCs (transportation network companies), such as Uber and Lyft. The bill required the TNCs' ~90,000 drivers to undergo a full state Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check. Gnar was hired by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to build this

application and architect the cloud-based infrastructure.  Gnar redesigned and rebuilt the existing carrier screening application to pull inconsistent data from multiple background data sources into a decision engine to determine if a driver would be approved or rejected.  Gnar also built a RESTful API to handle the secure one-way submission of driver rosters from Uber and Lyft into the DPU Carrier Application.  This application had to drawn upon eight different systems for background data, including the RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles), FBI, the Bureau of Probation, and Massachusetts Judicial systems.

Torq Interface: Building a Healthcare Mobile App and Web Platform

Torq Interface provides a HIPAA-compliant platform that connects medical device reps and hospitals during surgical planning. Reps are only allowed access to essential surgical procedure data via mobile app in a controlled, real-time exchange with hospitals. The Gnar Company was hired by Torq to build both the mobile app for reps and web software platform for hospitals. Surgical schedules fluctuate dramatically, and real-time

updates enable medical device reps to be at the right facility with the right equipment for the patient.  The Gnar Company built the Torq Interface mobile app in React Native and launched both in the Apple App Store and Google Play stores. The app provides real-time surgical info, including dates and times, to medical device reps. Reps can also confirm case receipts with the press of a button so the hospital staff is aware of coverage in real-time.  The web platform was built using Ruby on Rails to provide hospitals a tool for relaying essential, real-time surgical info to vendors, including date, time, surgeon, procedure, side, and equipment notes to medical device reps.  Gnar integrated Torq’s mobile and web applications with Redox to connect to the hospital’s EHR systems to pull the surgery scheduling and procedure information into the platform.

Conformis: Designing and Building a Mobile App for Surgeons

Conformis develops and manufactures custom knee and hip joint replacements. They wanted an app that enabled surgeons to access pre-operative plans (iViews) for their upcoming hip or knee cases, as well as expose other surgeons to Conformis content. The Conformis team and The Gnar Company kicked off the work with a Design and Discovery project to define the user personas, user journey, and key app features. The discovery

workshop was followed by designing the mobile app screens and creating a click-through demo consistent with the Conformis brand.  The Gnar Company built the Conformis iViewer with React Native and launched in the Apple App Store optimized for both phone and tablet. The app enables Conformis surgeons to review knee and hip iViews anywhere, access Conformis surgical technique videos, contact their local sales rep or Conformis customer service, and send invitations to colleagues to download the app. Non-Conformis surgeons can create an account to access sample iViews and other Conformis content, as well as contact their local sales rep to learn more.  The Gnar integrated the mobile app with Conformis's internal ordering platform for authentication and access to surgical iViews.

LevelUp: Building Scalability into their Order Ahead Feature

LevelUp helps merchants own the shift to mobile by powering mobile-payment optimized loyalty programs, enabling their customers to order and pay for their purchase and accrue/redeem rewards with a single scan or tap. LevelUp (now owned by GrubHub) is currently active in over 14,000 merchant locations and used by 4 million users.  Previous to this project, LevelUp was running manual scripts to receive restaurant menu

and merchant information from their providers. LevelUp was building a new back-end system to integrate with online ordering providers, but needed to stand up a Ruby on Rails app to handle the automation and scheduling of these jobs.  Gnar was hired to build Ruby on Rails back-end integrations with LevelUp online ordering partners. The integrations involved importing restaurant menu data and enabling placement of food orders via LevelUp’s Order Ahead feature.