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We might be monkeys but we don’t deliver crap. We deliver superbly reliable, sexy and functional web services that work like magic.

About

We may be monkeys, but we don't monkey around.

The programming experts and business professionals are dedicated to finding the right solution for you. We believe that no solution is complete without a deep understanding of your unique and changing needs.

No challenge is too big or too small for our monkeys. Whether you are a small start-up, or a large firm, we offer solutions such as complete web-based services, web-based components, integrations, customization projects as well as web consultancy.

Our development process is both iterative and quick. We deliver on our promise to provide excellent service through our agile development model that remains client-focused at all stages of any given project. We ensure the quality of our work by working closely together with our customers — offering them our support around the clock. Nothing is more rewarding than working with the Monkeys.

Rules of the Jungle

We might be monkeys but we don’t deliver crap. Fast Monkeys is specialized in delivering superbly reliable, sexy, functional web services that work like magic. We ensure the quality of our work by working closely together with our customers — offering them our support around the clock. Nothing is more rewarding than working with the Monkeys.

Close to Customers

We work with you, not only for you. Our way of working is customer-centric, modern and flexible. We like to spend time close to our customers in order to develop a solution that is exactly what the customer wishes. We also work in your premises when needed.

Quality Assurance

We ensure the quality of our work by extensive testing that is written before the actual implementation of the code. This makes our projects run extremely reliable on any given moment. Spare yourself from the stressful and pointless bugs and maintenance costs.

Metrics-Driven Development

Doesn't matter how great of a web product you own, you still need customers to make it a success. We believe that metrics are the key in solving the bottlenecks in your customer acquisition, allowing you to continue to develop your product even after our delivery. Let the monkeys measure it and see the mounting results yourself.

Quick Iteration Cycles

Each of our project starts with setting up a test environment which is accessible for the client. The test environment is updated a minimum of once a week, which is why you always know exactly what’s going on. This way we understand your changing needs and can update the requirements on the go - as the vision grows clearer for both of us.

Security

We take security very seriously. We take it in our hearts to protect our customers data and constantly look for ways to make things even more bulletproof. For our servers we use only one of the safest and most durable providers available - Heroku.

Technologies

Our monkeys are highly trained and specialize in a wide range of cutting-edge web technologies. We invite you to take a look at our list of talents below. Don't worry if something is missing as we have more than one trick up our sleeves and we learn mighty quickly.

Backend

  • Python
  • Flask
  • SQLAlchemy

Frontend

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • CoffeeScript
  • jQuery
  • AJAX
  • Backbone.js

APIs and Standards

  • REST
  • JSON
  • Facebook API
  • Google Maps API
  • OpenID
  • OAuth

Databases and Servers

  • Heroku
  • PostgreSQL
  • Gunicorn
  • Nginx
  • Memcached
  • Redis

References

Our highly specialized monkeys are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art solutions for your needs. We invite you to take a look at some samples of our current and previous work.

AppCampus

AppCampus screenshot

AppCampus enables new and existing developers to create next-generation mobile apps and unique user experiences. The project is a partnership between Nokia, Microsoft and Aalto University.

Learn more about AppCampus

Pelsu Pelastussuunnitelma

Pelsu Pelastussuunnitelma screenshot

Pelsu Pelastussuunnitelma is a disruptive product that automates the process of rescue planning for housing companies. As a superintendent you can now get a rescue plan for your building easily and quickly.

Learn more about Pelsu Pelastussuunnitelma

Statbeat

Statbeat screenshot

Statbeat is a social team sports application that offers active players the opportunity to manage all their team sports-related matters in one convenient place. The feature-set includes match attendance, internal and external team communications, storing match statistics and following other players and teams.

Learn more about Statbeat

Best Mobile Service in Finland 2012

Best Mobile Service in Finland 2012 screenshot

Fast Monkeys designed and developed a competition site for Teleforum and its partner organizations. Best Mobile Service in Finland is a competition that aims to raise the awareness of great Finnish mobile applications. The site is one of our samples of responsive design, meaning that it will function perfectly on whatever sized screens (tablets, mobiles). The whole voting was done over Facebook API.

Learn more about Best Mobile Service in Finland 2012

Pointsit Oy

Pointsit logo

We implemented an internal web-based tool for Pointsit Oy. The technical part was executed with Python and Flask.

Open source

Doctrine

Doctrine is an object-relational mapper (ORM) for PHP that provides persistence for PHP objects. It sits on top of a database abstraction layer. One of Doctrine's key features is the option to write database queries in a proprietary object oriented SQL dialect called Doctrine Query Language.

Learn more about Doctrine
Documentation

Inflection

Inflection is a string transformation library for Python. It is a port of Ruby on Rails' Inflector to Python.

Learn more about Inflection
Documentation

python-verkkomaksut

python-verkkomaksut is a Suomen Verkkomaksut API wrapper for Python.

Learn more about python-verkkomaksut

Flask-Split

Flask-Split is a Flask extension for A/B testing your web application.

Learn more about Flask-Split
Documentation

redis-natives

A thin abstraction layer on top of Redis that exposes Redis entities as native Python datatypes.

Learn more about redis-natives

WTForms-JSON

Adds smart json support for WTForms. Useful for when using WTForms with RESTful APIs.

Learn more about WTForms-JSON
Documentation

WTForms-Alchemy

Tools for creating WTForms forms from SQLAlchemy models.

Learn more about WTForms-Alchemy
Documentation

WTForms-Test

Various unit test helpers for WTForms forms.

Learn more about WTForms-Test

Team

Monkey sees. Monkey improves. We are a team of educated technology, product development and business professionals. We excel in combining business understanding with cutting-edge web technologies.

  • Konsta Vesterinen

    Chief Executive Gorilla

    Konsta

    The Doctrine project – the most popular ORM for PHP programming – saw the light thanks to this ape. His previous jungle experience includes fulfilling web development posts at Brain Alliance and Google (summer). Helsinki University of Technology is where Konsta learned some of his chest-thumping tricks.

  • Olli Pölönen

    Sales and Development Monkey

    Olli

    Finance, business development and sales are this monkey’s main strengths. Olli is a smart thinker who is extremely savvy about the customer needs. Before co-founding the Monkeys, Olli worked as a Venture Analyst at Technopolis Ventures, and has been developing extensive jungle experience with entrepreneurship organizations such as Aaltoes and LaureaES. Olli currently studies at Aalto University School of Economics and also holds a BBA in Laurea University of Applied Sciences.

  • Arttu Vesterinen

    Sales Baboon

    Arttu

    This monkey just loves picking up the phone and selling with his hairy hands. As a previous partner of Revalo Group, Sales Monkey is an entrepreneurial nature who likes to be in touch with customers. His strengths are openness, psychological competence and deep business knowledge that make him a much respected monkey in his field. This Monkey is learning his tricks at Aalto University School of Science.

  • Janne Vanhala

    Chief Technical Chimp

    Janne

    This experienced problem-solving chimp brings to the table his exceptional technological skills in the areas of server, backend and frontend. His jungle experience includes works such as Doctrine, CloudSizzle and an advanced statistical tool for online Hold'em Poker. Janne also springs straight from Aalto University School of Science.

  • Eero Vehmanen

    Metrics Monkey

    Eero

    This monkey and math guru will impress you with his web development skills in a wide array of back-end technologies. He focuses strongly on metrics-driven development which makes him the king of the jungle in improving customer acquisition rates. His careful planning and implementation makes him also a much-feared monkey in the jungle of complex solutions. Eero works out at his jungle training gym, University of Helsinki.

  • Lauri Raivio

    Code Chimp

    Lauri

    Lauri is a front-end developer who enjoys developing easy and user-friendly interface solutions. He masters numerous technologies on both front-end and back-end side. This chimp is currently also strongly venturing into the jungles of HTML5 mobile design where he is becoming a respected member of the herd. In addition to his professional tree-swinging activities, he receives training in Computer Science at Aalto University School of Science.

  • Oskari Hiltunen

    Junior Monkey

    Oskari

    We recruited this young monkey directly from the Aalto University School of Science. He tends to focus on the backend technologies, but clearly possesses also talent as a visionary technologist in general. Despite his young age, he demonstrated us an amazing capability of digesting new technologies quickly which made him a respected Monkey amongst the tribe immediately.

Careers

Our fast growing bunch of Monkeys is always looking for new talents who possess the right mindset.

Because we believe in personal growth through passion, we give far more importance to your talent and attitude than your experience in years. Whether you were an untapped programming superstar or a future sales professional, do not hesitate to send your CV and few words about you to us because this might be the ride you have been looking for. Not to forget that we are super fun to work with!

Contact

Contact us today to talk about how Fast Monkeys can assist you in achieving your goals.

Write
contact@fastmonkeys.com
Talk
+358 40 763 2026
Konsta Vesterinen, CEO
+358 45 651 8882
Olli Pölönen, COO
Meet
Fast Monkeys Oy
Metsänneidonkuja 6
02130 Espoo
Finland