Rails Development Directory

Able Technology

We’re a team of professional programmers, system architects and consultants.

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, we’re here to help. We can tailor a solution to fit your needs – be it development, project kickstart, training or consultation.


Wellington, New Zealand

Number of Employees



  • API Integration/Development
  • Training/Coaching/Mentoring
  • Code Review/Audits
  • Security Audits/Development
  • Web/Visual/Interface Design



LoadStorm.com: on-demand load testing

LoadStorm is a SaaS application that provides load testing for web sites and web apps.

Able worked remotely with the American-based client, leveraging our SaaS business experience and Ruby on Rails technical capability.

Areas of particular interest include:

- Optimising a user’s first time experience
- Using AJAX to enhance the application’s speed
- Using background processes to execute time-consuming tasks
- And using AJAX to feedback to the user the progress
- Applying screen-scraping tools to define and execute the load tests

Working with a remote client such as CustomerCentrix proved remarkably easy with tools such as Skype and IM. We were able to make the time zone differences a real asset, as tasks were completed here and ready for use when the client arrived at work the next day.

Able has continued to build and apply its expertise in SaaS and start-up businesses.

Project completed in 2009

Powershop.co.nz: electricity shop – in a website

Able Technology helped Youdo build the supplier portal/billing and network reconciliation components for Powershop. Powershop is a large scale consumer and retail facing online electricity supplier.

The system is entirely Rails based and is a great case study demonstrating how Rails scales well delivering a large enterprise sized application in arguabley a fraction of the cost than that of using traditional enterprise tools.

Project completed in 2008

Sharesight – Online Share Portfolio Manager

Sharesight is a SaaS application that helps DIY investors to manage their shares. Sharesight is simple and intuitive to use. It is designed to provide maximum output for minimum input.

Able took responsibility for the technical aspects of Sharesight.

This included many aspects:

- the development of the Ruby on Rails web application
- leasing and administering servers
- database administration
- daily system and data backups
- web service integration with external vendors – NZX, ASX, Google and StrikeIron

Building Sharesight was a challenge, but Able’s depth of technical and business experience led to the success of this great company. Able continues to work with Sharesight as it expands into Australia.

Project completed in 2007