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Joost Baaij

Annebeth Buis

Melanie Keatley

Space Babies

extraterrestricalicious web apps

Space Babies B.V.
Van Ostadestraat 89
1072 SR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
KVK 34180528

We create complex web applications using Ruby on Rails

Over the years we have specialized in creating beautiful, fast and secure products for education, broadcast media and startups. Please take a look at our portfolio for recent projects.

Our experience allows us to produce complete solutions, using the full stack of functional specifications, interaction and user experience design, coding, continuous testing and operational deployment. Like most in our trade we work Agile, which means weekly iterations and a process that's welcoming to change. Space Babies has been developing web sites since 2001 and we have senior experience using Ruby on Rails (core contributor).


Case Studies

Who What Where Is


Micala Hutchison and Sarah-Jane Threipland approached us in 2013 to build their events-based social platform. They provided the designs in Photoshop, and Space Babies completed the rest: from production of HTML5, Use Cases and behaviour-driven development, to coding and weekly milestones and selection of a hosting solution and continued operational maintenance on a private cloud.

De Digitale Topschool


Theo Capel was referred to us by a mutual friend. When the developer he originally hired failed to deliver a working site, Theo came to us with a severely restricted budget and planning. We decided to take on this project anyway, shouldering some of the sunk cost. We worked on two PSDs that were barely usable, and built the entire site from scratch. We used behaviour-driven development and met with Theo on a weekly basis to make sure we got all the use cases right.

Space Babies managed to deliver this project in record time and it's users have been happy ever since. Initially the project was hosted on a shared environment as a result of the earlier developer's choices. When that contract ended we moved the entire stack to a modern environment where we still control the operation on a daily basis. The project is still maintained with a Service Level Agreement and average incident response time of 30 minutes.

ABN AMRO Traineeship Tryout


Our friend Daniël van Gils, who works at Steam Advertising, hired us to coach him in the area of modern Rails 4 application development, and to act as a sparring partner for their development stack. We completed the backend application where the client interacted with the application, while Daniël worked on the front end. As our part was completed ahead of schedule, we then focussed on the front end, mostly refactoring code and getting the complicated interaction with Facebook right.