Loft Staff

Cyclescheme: 500,000 new bikes on the road

We create the technology that has helped Cyclescheme become a FastTrack 100 winner, a Smarta 100 winner, and cycling industry leader.

The challenge

Cyclescheme had a concept to enable independent bike stores to facilitate a growing commuter trend to cycle to work with government funded support. Cyclescheme needed a previously non-existent comprehensive technology system to enable employees to get a bike tax-free, saving on average about half the cost through an easy to administer online service. The service had to tie in with the government’s green travel plan and conform to the requirements of the HMRC, OFT and DfT, providing Hire Agreements for employees and a secure system for Certificate processing.

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Homeless World Cup 2014

Homeless World Cup: 22 million content impressions

Combining sport and technology to engage 250,000 for social good.

The challenge

The annual Homeless World Cup tournament brings together 700 stars to represent their nations in 10 days of fun, fast-paced, life-changing football. It takes place in a new global city each year – most recently Santiago. How can we make sure fans, friends, family and media around the work can take part in the action, wherever they are?

 

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Cycle to Work day 2014

September 4th 2014 is the big day, and following the event’s success in 2013 Loft is on board once again to help make this year an even bigger success.

This is an all-round feel good event, designed to get more people to cycle to work and as a result, improve health, traffic levels and the environment. Last year 20,000 commuters and a few famous people pledged miles to support the cause – this was a great effort but we still need more. This year the team at Cycle to Work Day HQ are set on doubling these numbers through a massive, far reaching social media campaign that goes way beyond just trending on Twitter.

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PHPUnit Essentials

PHPUnit Essentials by Zdenek Machek

A massive ‘Hurray!’ to Loft engineer Zdenek on the publication of his book.

PHPUnit is a key industry tool for ensuring quality and reliability of code through automated testing. Here at Loft, we integrate it with Eclipse, Selenium, Jenkins and various other tools to provide continuous, automated, integrated, realtime quality checks throughout our production and release processes.

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