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Plum District

For Moms By Moms

About

Plum District provides locally relevant offers moms love. It's a community built for moms, by moms, where local mavens share offers from regional and national merchants. And it's all about putting mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier.

Plum District was founded in March 2010 in San Francisco, led by CEO Megan Gardner. The company has since raised over $30 million in funding and expanded into 28 metro markets across the United States.

Plum District was acquired by nCrowd in 2014.

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Client’s
location

San Francisco
CA, USA
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Railsware
team

3 Engineers
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Timeline

June 2011
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January 2013
Jackson Hull
Jackson Hull
VP of Technology

Plum District has been partnered with Railsware for more than a year. We principally use Railsware as an outsourced development shop, but have been thrilled with their deep level of expertise. For example, we often consult with them on architectural decisions and scale issues. They are participants in our sprints and stand-ups, and afford us the ability to develop round-the-clock.

They fit in snuggly with our culture, never afraid to voice an opinion when it counts. Their work is high-quality and I particularly appreciate their testing oriented development philosophy.

Involvement

Railsware team has migrated PlumDistrict.com from Rails 1 to Rails 3, done some front-end development, as well as adopted this application to mobile.

As a part of this project, our engineers have also built a unified API for web and mobile applications, and done an extensive architectural analysis in order to help Plum District further scale the app and do more custom Ruby On Rails development.

Front-End
Back-End
System Integration
Support

Technologies

Ruby on Rails
Backbone.js
jQuery
Ruby
JavaScript
CoffeeScript
Sass
HTML5
CSS3
MySQL
Redis
Memcached
Resque
AWS
EngineYard
Chef

Integrations

Facebook
Google Maps
Authorize.net
Mailchimp
SalesForce
Airbrake
New Relic
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