Development studio

2014 — 2022

Stafrænt Ísland

We consulted with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs about the future of Digital Iceland.

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Technology that scales

Since Island.is wanted to start with a clean slate, they entrusted us with choosing the right technology for their digital future. Our goal was to pick a tech-stack that could scale along with a large monorepo for years to come.

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React

User interface library
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Next.js

React website framework
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Nx

Monorepo solution
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Treat

CSS-in-JS
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Cypress

End-to-end testing framework

Technical consultancy

Back in 2019, the government contacted us to provide consultancy on the future of Stafrænt Ísland (e. Digital Iceland). We were to analyze the current status and infrastructure and provide our recommendations for the project's future to ensure easy cooperation and interoperability between government branches and third-party contractors.

One of our first tasks was to analyze the current status and infrastructure of Digital Iceland. We advised how the government could better use X-Road, the open-source data exchange layer. X-Road would allow government agencies to securely expose APIs and share sensitive data between different branches. 

The most significant success criteria for the future of Digital Iceland was to improve the usability and discoverability of the government's forward-facing systems; namely the information portalself-serviceidentification service, and my pages

We detailed, from the user's point of view, the pain points of the current system and provided suggestions on how they could be mitigated without sacrificing the high standards of security that the government holds 

We then provided a detailed presentation of our recommendations for the technical requirements needed to ensure the best cooperation and interoperability between government branches.

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  • Open-source design system

    Together with other Icelandic software agencies, we developed an open-source design system and component library. The project's goal is to have a unified library of components that can be reused between the many Ísland.is' projects and ensure consistency in the look and feel, accessibility, and user experience.

    The design system is viewable at ui.devland.is and is developed in the open on Github.

    Parental leave application

    From 2020 to 2022, we developed a fully-fledged maternity/paternity leave application system. The aim of the project was to simplify applications for maternity leave for expectant parents, and the administrators as well.

    It has been a great pleasure to work with Aranja. Their consultancy was very professional in every way; projects were delivered on time and according to agreement. We thank you for your excellent cooperation and hope that we will have further cooperation in the future.

    Jónatan Arnar Örlygsson

    Head of Division — Digital Iceland Project Management Office

    Google Quantum

    We created a couple of interactive learning modules that offer a window into the world of quantum computing.

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