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You imagine. We create. Arck Interactive is a boutique web development agency based in Portland, Oregon. We help organizations implement custom web and mobile platforms that:

and, hopefully, change the world for the better!

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In the wild.

We’re open-source enthusiasts. Given the right circumstances, we believe it makes the Web (and our lives) better. And our clients agree, because our custom solutions power some of the country’s largest organizations, startups, and corporate institutions.

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Our Projects

Movewme Hobby Network

The Challenge: Design and develop a hobby enthusiast community that combines the engaging community features from Raverly and Hobby Lobby with the easy-to-use marketplace and promotional functionality of Etsy.

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EnSight Business Intelligence Network

The Challenge: Develop a cutting-edge platform to be used by Executive Network's service staff as their primary tool for customer information and matching research. The platform is intended to streamline EN's relationship workflow, which was previously  a highly manual process involving multiple platforms (Salesforce, Regonline, Outlook).

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Nurses Lounge Job Board

The Challenge: Develop a custom job board platform to replace an expensive and outdated, third-party solution.

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Comradity Coworking Software

The Challenge: Develop a turnkey management and community platform for Comradity, a rapidly growing co-working space just outside New York City. Comradity sought a multi-facted platform that would allow them to manage and sell their services in the context of a community web site. Nothing existed on the market, so we built it.

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Now more than ever is a time for change. We’re working to reconstruct how we participate in democracy with visionary George A. Polisner, Founder of Civic Works (

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The Challenge: Develop a new type of social network focused on increasing civic engagement and building consensus on important social and political issues. The civic engagement platform (Civ.Works) consumes actionable political and civil issues from a variety of sources and delivers them to members in real-time, with customizable alerts, based on the member's issue affinity. Members can share and discuss actions to build consensus and increase the power of their actions.

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George A. Polisner
Founder, Civic Works (

We’re working to reconstruct how we participate in democracy.

Now more than ever is the time for change. Our population shows great divides but it doesn’t have to stay that way. It’s time we start looking out for each other. Our voices matter, but so do our actions. Make sure they count. empowers users to find and discuss the issues most important to them. This database provides guidance on how to make tangible moves together—in communities of caring and committed people like yourself, united to make your voices heard.

By joining, users can affect policy from the ground up and begin to dismantle systemic obstacles to direct large-scale political and economic action.

In the labs.

We’re always hard at work on new and exciting platforms. Here’s what we’re busy working on right now.

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Science Literacy Tool

The Challenge: Create an innovative, digital science literacy tool, to explore its potential as a user-led, self-measurement application. The tool will be used to measure and improve scientific literacy in rural areas of the United States.

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Synapse Sitters

The Challenge: Develop a platform to connect parents of special needs children with qualified caregivers in their area.

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The Challenge: The challenge was tremendous: Create an interactive mobile application to improve student medical knowledge and clinical skills acquisition during virtual or standardized patient engagements.

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We Elgg.

While we work with almost every platform on the LAMP stack, Elgg is our platform of choice. We’re one of the first firms to provide a full range of custom Elgg development services. In the past five years, we’ve launched more enterprise class social networks based on the Elgg framework than anyone else we’re aware of. If you’re considering Elgg for a new project, or need help enhancing an existing platform, you’ve come to the right place.

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