We specialise in creating rich, usable web applications. We design and build efficient, clean front-end code and scalable, robust backends and web services.
We'll work with you to shape your initial idea, involve you closely in the design and development cycles, even after the product is launched, then help you transition to your own team.
Want a sound view on your current products? Want to create a roadmap for the future of your application? We'll provide carefully considered advice. Expect some tough love.
We're used to working with clients who have a keen eye on their cash flow. Whether you're bootstrapped or swimming in VC funding, we'll help to keep your burn rate as low as is realistic.
Still no flying cars, but we do have smart tools to make remote working an effective reality. They let us call on additional creative and tech stars whenever we need them – wherever they may be.
The best web apps don't just have stellar code: they need high-quality copy too, from user cues to FAQs. We provide or polish content to top-notch standards, tuned to the project's needs.
YunoJuno is platform focused on making the business of being, finding or managing freelancers easier and cheaper. It puts employers and independent operators in direct contact, empowering them with tools crafted for a hassle-free process, from search and discovery to payment.
Some Fantastic initially provided Django consultancy regarding an early-stage build. Steve was then asked to take on core development duties, later acting as YJ's tech lead and helping build out a strong technical team during a cruicial period of product and business growth.
Founded by two senior Amazon UK executives, Rangespan is a technology company with an automated supply chain service that enables retailers to massively expand their range of produces without the risk imposed by traditional solutions.
Some Fantastic's tech lead, Steve, worked as part of a team of experienced Python contractors to build the first version of its highly automated, massive-scale system.
Rangespan was acquired by Google in 2014.
Co-founded by Martha Lane Fox, Lucky Voice is leading the social singing experience via its bars and home karaoke streaming service.
Steve was picked to lead development of a full rebuild of all of its web properties, including a whole new frontend site for Lucky Voice Home, plus a RESTful API as a foundation for ongoing development and growth.
While LV has since evolved even further, the work done certainly fulfilled expectations, including handling massive spikes in traffic during New Year's Eve parties and big-name TV tie-ins.
TravelLocal was founded by small team of experienced travel professionals who work with a selection of hand-picked locally owned travel companies from around the world.
In collaboration with a freelance project manager and a freelance designer, both of whom are still in our network, we provided development services and advice to this innovative, enthusiastic UK travel startup.
Torchbox is an award-winning UK-based digital agency that specialises in the charity and non-profit sectors.
Some Fantastic has happily undertaken several development projects with Torchbox, from refugee awareness and climate change campaigns to sophisticated reporting systems.
Building interesting things with great people for good causes – what's not to like?
Some Fantastic is headed by Steve Jalim and backed by a high-quality network of project management, design and development freelancers.
This means we have the flexibility to work with startups both large and small, and with varying technical and creative needs. Sometimes it's simply Steve, other times it's a hand-picked gaggle of geeks.
We put together the team you need, rather than give you the only one we have.
We only call on people we've directly worked with, or who come recommended by trusted industry friends. Getting a place in our our little blue book of brilliance isn't easy.
We're happy to work for clients anywhere, and have years of experience of highly effective remote working.
Indeed, we're so confident and practised in our ability to work this way, we moved HQ to the rolling countryside after several years in London, while keeping existing clients in the capital (and winning new ones, of course).
Naturally, for on-site meetings, workshops and initial stages of development, we're happy to come to wherever you are. And if you're particularly lucky, we may even leave our fun little telepresence robot behind...
Steve is a senior web developer and consultant, a former magazine editor, a terrible darts player and a happy husband and father.
He also literally wrote the book on being a freelance developer.
Right now, we're pleased to be able to call on the following people to help make fantastic things: