Big Room Studios is a creative technology company. We design and build real time, responsive web applications for tablet, mobile and touch enabled devices. We provide lean startup consulting, brand, design, and agile development services. We are a member of the Casco Bay Tech Hub and a proud supporter of Portland Buy Local! Our mission is to create jobs, invent new tools, and to make the world a better place.
We are currently working on: a consumer electronics trade-in and recycling framework for NextWorth; a web platform for art galleries; an interactive storytelling app market called Yarn; and, a massively multiplayer browser-based 3D first-person game called Centerpoint. We are now hosting a weekly hacker meetup - come on down and get nerdy with us! And lastly, you can now get more news, oddities and fun on our NEW BLORG!
We recently built: a real-time group doodle app in meteor.js; a friend feed and user matching engine written in Node.js for a policital social network called Ruck.us; a brand and package design for a line of organic pizza dough; an iPad optimized marketing site; and a mobile friendly document management tool for JM Coull.
We recently built a responsive skin for Target Mobile’s in-store electronics trade-in application so that it could be operated by their mobile sales reps from a variety of devices. Responsive layout employs modern CSS to progressively adapt a site to different resolutions and screen sizes. In fact, our site (the one you’re on) is responsive - try resizing your browser window or looking at it on different devices to see what we mean.
This work was part of our ongoing collaboration with NextWorth solutions - a leader in consumer electronics trade-ins and recycling. They partnered with us many moons ago during Series A funding and are now a viable multi-million dollar operation.
JM Coull is known for their highly technical construction services from planning and feasibility through architecture, engineering, general contracting and commissioning. As one of our long term customers they have taken advantage of the full spectrum of services we provide, from illustration to infrastructure. We recently built an iPad optimized marketing site for them as well as a client document repository made with Symfony2 and Amazon S3 cloud storage.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts owns and operates some of the world’s most spectacular historic properties including Banff Springs and The Plaza. We’ve collaborated with their business development group on brand within a brand strategy, video production, interactive web applications, email marketing and employee engagement campaigns.
These efforts also included something that proves our unwavering commitment to customer service - pictured here: bucket loads of templates for the ubiquitous and loathsome boardroom staple, Microsoft PowerPoint. Does doing something as drab and soulless as making a good looking PowerPoint deck violate our mission to do good? We freely admit, it’s a shade of grey.
Our very own Dan Raftery launched his first iOS game: Inclusion, a simple yet addicting numbers game where you're pitted against the clock in an effort to reach the goal before time runs out. The screen begins to fade away while your fingers feverishly press the numbers in hopes of adding up (or subtracting down) to the goal.
Inclusion may not let you destroy countless waves of bloodsucking alien zombie goats, but it will make you tons smarter. Before you know it, you'll be adding and subtracting faster than the cash register at the grocery store. Give your brain some love and mash numbers with Inclusion.