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LendSquare: Crowdsourced Loans for Small Businesses

posted on: February 10th, 2014

lendsquare Our friends at LendSquare have just re-launched their Illinois community lending site with over $300,000 in loans on the site! LendSquare helps ordinary people invest in small businesses in their neighborhood. Loans as small as $10 from individual supporters are aggregated into loans of thousands of dollars that local businesses use to expand and grow. Businesses pay interest back to their customers, rather than relying on high-interest credit card debt or doing without needed improvements. Parallactic worked with LendSquare in 2012 and 2013 to design and build the initial version of the back-end data architecture that automates the aggregated loans; our system handles packaging the small loans into larger ones, automatic calculation of interest and fees, and Dwolla payments for both the initial loan and the repayment. We're psyched to see LendSquare operating in our community and we look forward to seeing their effects on local businesses!

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Fly Over the City

posted on: January 16th, 2014

We've been working for a few years with Boston bike couriers Fly Over the City, and we recently helped them launch a new version of the Rails-driven website we programmed for them. The new site has a fresh new look for the public-facing aspects of it, but the core of the project is the database-driven back-end, visible to FOTC's dispatchers, messengers, and clients. Screenshot from 2013-11-07 14:54:27 This system handles hundreds of jobs a day and provides real-time tracking for clients and an efficient job-assigning system for dispatchers and messengers. In our recent rewrite we added support for FOTC's expansion to New York and other cities; we also improved the site's mobile interface so that messengers can easily update job status from their smartphones, enhanced the site's invoicing capabilities, and added the capability to store pictures and signatures for jobs. We look forward to continuing to work with FOTC to keep their site congruent with their needs as they continue to grow their business!

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WordPress Development

posted on: January 17th, 2012

We're big fans of free and open-source software here at Parallactic -- why re-invent the wheel when other developers have already created effective wheels that we can freely copy, re-use, and customize?
 

 
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SFBeta and affiliates — WordPress sites

posted on: May 27th, 2011

Web Production and WordPress Development Parallactic is pleased to add SFBeta to its client list this year! (more...)

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Chicago Rentals Direct is Live!

posted on: March 16th, 2011

Ruby on Rails Coding & Database Development
 
We just helped Chicago Rentals Direct launch their new online rental database to the public! (more...)

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