A vision is great. Done is better.

 

We’re a web and app development agency that delivers outstanding digital stuff to brands, businesses and designers.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 65 Newman Street
    London W1G 7HY
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • Grosvenor House, 11 St Paul's Square
    Birmingham B3 1RB
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Adplan

An existing display advertising company wanted to launch a new product – effectively a search engine that would query all known display advertising in a given area, from all suppliers simultaneously. Its distinguishing feature was that it would also include bus routes passing through the area, and identify journeys that people might be taking. Picking ad spots in the area would generate a campaign plan, and be purchasable from

within the application.

Working alongside the company’s design firm (Page Creative), we developed a Rails application capable of importing and storing the myriad of exported data from the various industry suppliers of display advertising. We then hooked this into travel APIs capable of supplying the bus data and ran optimisation to speed up the query process.

A React based front end keeps the User Experience lightweight and fast, and means that the map never needs to be reloaded. We remain involved in active development of this project.

A Team Insight

A Team had two existing Drupal publishing websites and wanted to migrate them both into a single platform, rename them, launch a third brand simultaneously and improve their integration with HubspotCRM. This would involve moving events sites (that had previously lived within Hubspot) into the website itself and migrating tonnes of content and thousands of URLs. No small task!

Working alongside

their designer (Industry) we provided technical consultancy throughout the design process on how to best structure the taxonomy-led user journeys and how best to interface with Hubspot. We migrated the content into a new WordPress Content Management System (CMS) website, ensured that the URLs all worked and worked closely with the client to ensure that the go-live of their new brand was a success.

Maison de Fleurs

This boutique florists wanted to build a custom system to store its clients’ information, manage bookings and stock control, handle invoicing and reporting – all under one roof. A one-stop shop for automating the processes within the business.

Working alongside members of their team and their IT consultants (IT at Work), we planned an entire ecosystem with a custom CRM at the heart of it – a web

app built on Laravel. Once the CRM was in place, we extended this to include quoting and billing systems, a bespoke stock control system, reporting and many other features besides.

We’re now looking at ways the centralised system can integrate with their website for fulfilment, stock integration and order management.

JumpQ

This new startup needed our guidance and development skills to help them build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for a white-labelled pre-ordering system for venues with multiple retailers (airports, shopping centres, cinemas, concert venues etc.). A first trial of the system was booked for Billund Airport, Denmark in Spring 2018.

For speed and simplicity, we built a Ruby on Rails based application to

power all instances of the application, including an API to integrate with our Ionic-built Android and iOS mobile applications. Web-socket technology was used to push live orders between devices and servers, customers and vendors. The Billund Airport trial has been underway for some months and proved a great success, with further airports and other implementations planned in the near future.

ICMSA

This membership organisation within the International Capital Markets world, needed a new website and means of managing its publications and events, both internally and externally, to better engage with its members and improve access to valuable content.

Working alongside their design agency (Consider Creative) we provided technical consultancy throughout to devise ways the site could work alongside a new GSuite based

internal management and file storage system, including indexing of linked content.

A beautiful responsive design was turned into a flexible and interactive experience for visitors and existing members. We migrated the members and their data in compliance with GDPR regulations and moved the content into its new, indexed format.

Endo at the Rotunda

Endo at the Rotunda is London’s newest high-end sushi restaurant, helmed by third generation sushi master Endo Kazutoshi, and based in the Rotunda above what was BBC Television Centre. The restaurant’s owners needed a website to herald the opening (in time for a very positive review from Giles Coren in The Times), in keeping with the aesthetic of the restaurant – designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Situated

on the eighth floor of the building, the owners were also looking for ways to innovate with technology to improve access.

Working alongside the branding and design partners (Pentagram), we produced a highly cut back and clean WordPress CMS website, using Gutenberg for flexible layouts and AWS for the infrastructure.

Integration with SevenRooms API and booking widget allowed us to integrate online bookings into the website, with an accompanying React Native hybrid iOS and Android mobile app to view and manage your bookings, and pre-warn the restaurant of your arrival on site.

Reviews

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Web Dev for UK Distribution Firm

"Purr Digital is approachable and flexible."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Purr Digital developed and designed two web platforms for the event cinema industry. The sites were meant to ease the distribution and ticketing process. They also built a data search tool.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Managing Director, Distribution Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

External feedback regarding both platforms has been positive. Users love the informative nature of the sites. They’ve retained nearly half of users visiting the consumer side. Purr Digital is adaptable and personable. Their hardworking team delivers on promises, creating effective development work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a managing director at an events & cinema distribution business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Purr Digital?

We were looking to create a B2B site that connects cinemas with content and content owners with cinemas. There wasn’t a tangible resource for the industry where people could view available content for distribution or for content owners to understand where they could put their work and what cinemas would take. We hired Purr Digital to create a digital destination for the industry.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Traditionally, films get on the big screen through Hollywood connections and producers, and audiences go out to watch them. Events cinema is a tad different. It’s generally non-traditional content that can be anything from a live concert to the MET opera to an American football or basketball match. It can be broadcast live or pre-recorded, and it’s often on a global basis.

The development was a joint process. Purr Digital created the wireframes, while we worked hard to figure out how our idea could be created and what it would look like from a user perspective. Their team built a data tool for various genres of content. The tool was designed to aid smarter distribution by taking information from Facebook and Twitter to enable the scope of an audience for a particular event. For example, if a distributor is planning an Iron Maiden event for fans in the UK, they can use the tool to decide what cinemas to put it in based on the amount of fans and their locations. Now, they’re working on a consumer site which we use as our central ticketing destination for all of our events.

What is the team composition?

Nick (Managing Director, Purr Digital) oversees the project. We engage with him, a project lead, and two or three developers. Their broader team is also a resource for us.

How did you come to work with Purr Digital?

About three years ago, a friend who had worked with them recommended Purr Digital to me.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Purr Digital at the end of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Users have commented on how deep and useful the B2B site is. Feedback regarding the data tool has also been positive. While it still needs development and work, it could help the future of cinema. For the consumer site, we drove 60,000 users in the first month and retained about 35–40% who have come back to the site.

How did Purr Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management style has been great. As with these projects, not everything is perfect, but Nick’s always open and honest. He eventually delivers on what he said he would. It’s been a pleasant experience, considering we rely on them quite heavily. We use Asana and have a lot of conversations through Skype. Since they’re near us, we’ve been lucky to have a couple face-to-face interactions as well. They also have a useful 24-hour help desk, so if we have any problems with the site, we can notify them there, and it will get fixed quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Purr Digital is approachable and flexible. Their team is efficient and effective at development work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there are none that I can think of.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

At the start of the project, it’s important to ensure everyone is clear about the scope, time it’s going to take, and cost.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

SEO Tool Dev for Internal Use

“In short, Purr Digital made an excellent impact on our company.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Purr Digital developed a sophisticated custom tool for on-page SEO and tracking keyword rankings. They provided consultation and analyzed comparable products on the market by competitors.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, UK
Deepak Shukla SEO Expert
Founder, Pearl Lemon
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Purr Digital deftly grasped the initial concept immediately and rapidly brought it to life in the form of a final product. The SEO tool they delivered has been praised internally and by clients alike. The team added such value that their success secured two more contracts. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of Pearl Lemon.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Purr Digital?

Our SEO agency needed a bespoke tool built to help us meet the needs of our clients.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of our project was to develop a robust SEO tool I could deliver to clients. We needed to get it ready to launch within 12-16 weeks 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found Purr Digital through my network. They came highly recommended.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

At the beginning, we outlined the specifications. Purr Digital ran an analysis of competitor tools on the market and made recommendations based on their experience.

 The team handled the end-to-end development and build. Our tool includes features for on-page SEO and keyword rank tracking.

What was the team composition?

Four people from Purr Digital worked on my project. The team included the head of web development, one engineer, and an account manager. From time to time, the founder also got involved.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

In short, Purr Digital made an excellent impact on our company.  Our clients love the bespoke tool they helped us create, as do we. On the basis of their deliverable, we locked in another two retainers with the team at a total value of £27,000 (approximately $34,200).

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used Slack, Google Hangouts, and WhatsApp to communicate and manage the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was most impressed by the quality of the build and how little time it took Purr Digital to understand my needs and deliver the end product.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing comes to mind, to be honest.

5.0
Overall Score Great work, Purr Digital!
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    
Scheduling was fairly straightforward.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had reasonable prices.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    
They performed excellent work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    
I recommend them 100%.