We use open source technologies to build things people use.

What sort of things?

We build platforms that are designed to accomplish goals.

E-Commerce Websites

E-Commerce

We design and build E-commerce platforms from small and medium-sized Drupal Commerce sites, to completely custom applications integrated with complex business systems that can process millions of transactions every day.

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Websites and Web Applications

Websites and Web Applications

We specialize in open source website and web application development. We build atop content management systems (CMS) including Drupal, and we build custom web applications atop frameworks like CodeIgniter.

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Mobile Applications

Mobile Applications

We build custom mobile applications for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) and Android smartphone and tablet devices. We also provide SMS/Short Code solutions and mobile integrations with our clients' web platforms using REST web services.

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Digital Advertising

Digital Advertising

Once you've got a website or e-commerce platform, the next step is putting them to work for you. We offer complete digital media services including planning, deployment, and optimization for Google Search, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.

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But wait, there's more...

We're a full-service technical partner.

User Experience UX Design

User Experience (UX) Design

We start with information architecture (IA), and move on to usability testing, interaction design, wire framing, and user interface (UI) design. We offer complete user experience (UX) design, measurement, and optimization services for web and mobile.

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High Availability Hosting

High Availability (HA) Hosting

We offer premium high availability hosting (HA) services for websites and e-commerce platforms. We have a range of options including dedicated redundant infrastructure, content delivery networks (CDN), and custom cloud solutions.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

We provide 'white hat' search engine optimization services (SEO) to clients with websites that are underperforming or not appearing properly in Google's search result pages. Every website built by our team comes pre-optimized based on Google's own recommendations.

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Web Application Security

Web Application Security

We'll review your website's exposure to common vulnerabilities including SQL injection attacks, cross site scripting (XSS), and security setting configurations. We'll also apply patches, and generally make your web application as difficult as possible to gain unauthorized access to.

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A few of the organizations we've worked with.

Charm Diamond Centres
Empire Theatres
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
PropertyGuys.com
U.S. Army

We have an impressive toolbox.

Some of our preferred frameworks, libraries, tools and services.

Adobe
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
amCharts
Apache
Basecamp
Bitbucket
Bootstrap
CodeIgniter
Drupal
Facebook for Business
Git
Google AdWords
Google Analytics
Google Maps
iWeb
jQuery
Mandrill
MySQL
PhoneGap
PHP
Solr
Stripe
Vimeo
Zend Framework

We're led by some really experienced dudes.

Jason Lavigne

Jason Lavigne

Chief Executive Officer

Drew MacKinnon

Drew MacKinnon

Chief Marketing Technologist

Are you an open source developer?
Do we belong together?

Flexible hours, Friday lunches, beer fridge, bread maker, free parking, and more.

people@blazestudios.ca

Are you a creative or media agency?

Our sister company Artisan provides white-label technology planning and development services for agencies supporting clients with web, mobile and social applications.

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