Strikingly Good Software

Who we are

We at Lightning Kite are of the opinion that things can be consistently incredible. We believe that astonishing things needn't be rare, or even uncommon. And that's what we strive for in our software craftsmanship: To build strikingly good software that captures imaginations, fills needs, and solves problems.

We build on these platforms:

HTML5
iOS
Android
Web
Tablet
Mobile

We have extensive experience building software for these industries:

Financial
Healthcare
Pharmaceutical
Education
Government
Gaming
E-Commerce

Hire our team for your next project.

Our Work

Blizzard

Our team was asked to build a virtual scavenger hunt, hidden object game and sweepstakes engine to promote Blizzard's BlizzCon event. Prizes were won, users engaged, and the campaign was a huge success.

Tech Used: JavaScript

TaxBot

We designed, architected, and built the TaxBot ecosystem allowing on-the-go professionals to track expenses and trips for tax reporting purposes. TaxBot is accessible on iOS, Android, and Web.

Tech Used: JavaScript/BackboneJS and Python/Django (web), Objective-C (iOS), Java (Android)

American Pension Services

American Pension Services needed a solution to allow their users to manage their self-directed investments. We built a platform allowing them to do so in a convenient, simple, and easy-to-use interface.

Tech Used: PHP/Zend Framework

Academic Success for All Learners

We converted this critically-acclaimed reading system into an interactive iPad application. The app has sold in over 50 countries with over 20,000 downloads.

Tech Used: Objective-C

Merck

We designed, architected, and built an award-winning training platform for Merck's "Bridge2Care" training initiative, which teaches medical professionals how to link HIV+ patients into medical care. It leverages quizzes, games, and a badging system for positive reinforcement.

Tech Used: JavaScript/BackboneJS, PHP/Zend Framework

CodeMasters

We built an interactive game that allowed users to create their own clips from the hit game "Operation Flashpoint" and then publish them to a gallery and share them on Facebook.

Tech Used: ActionScript, Facebook API

Tomy

Tomy needed a rebuild of their entire ecommerce and marketing platform that was user-friendly for shoppers as well as administrators, and could be scaled indefinitely. Working closely with Tomy, the team was able to design, architect, and build a flexible and robust system. Toy brands include: Dinosaur Train, Pokémon, Chuggington, John Deere, Lamaze, The First Years, JJ Cole Collections, Pajanimals and more.

Tech Used: PHP/Drupal

McDonalds

We built an application that would allow Facebook users to make pledges of time they would spend with their families. McDonald's agreed to match the number of minutes pledged in a donation to the Ronald McDonald house Foundation.

Tech Used: Flash/ActionScript, Facebook API

PetSmart

We built an application that would allow Facebook users to find pets in their area needing to be adopted, and then either share those posts with their Facebook friends or coordinate an adoption of the pet.

Tech Used: JavaScript, Facebook API

State of Utah

We built a web app that integrates with the state of Utah's voter registry, and allows voters to retrieve dynamic and customized ballots, early voting and absentee ballot status, and real-time poll wait times for physical locations.

Tech Used: PHP/Zend Framework

Splenda

We designed and created an interactive game that would allow users to create and send virtual pies to their friends on Facebook.

Tech Used: Flash/ActionScript, Facebook API

We are the music-makers,
We are the dreamers of dreams...
We are the movers and shakers
Of the world forever it seems.

- Arthur O'Shaunghnessy

Team

Christian

Position: President, Engineer
Spirit Animal: Sharknado

Dan

Position: Project Manager, Sysadmin
Spirit Animal: Honey Badger

James

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Arctic Fox

Brennen

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Ratbird

Stephen

Position: Engineer, Project Manager
Spirit Animal: Meerkat

Kevin

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Baby Otter

Rex

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Polar Bear

Shane

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Manticore

Anthony

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Blue Bunchie

Josh

Position: Graphic/Web Designer
Spirit Animal: Golden Retriever

Bryan

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Armadillo

Sam

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: MooseSquirrel

Rus

Position: Engineer
Spirit Animal: Eagle

Contact

Drop us a line...

info@lightningkite.com
(435) 753-3260