Recognized as the experts who work at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies, Digital Primates brings a different approach to our client engagements.



At Digital Primates we have made a name for ourselves building applications to meet the needs of the enterprise.

With vast experience in Banking, Health Care, Insurance, Entertainment and many other industries, we excel at taking your business requirements and building a customized solution uniquely fitting your needs.

With expertise in HTML/JS as well as Flash, Flex, .Net and Java, Digital Primates is the right solution for all your enterprise application needs.


At Digital Primates, building next generation applications is our raison d’être. Today, that next generation includes applications for all your mobile needs.

We routinely build mobile applications iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and more. We will work with you to understand your specific needs, before recommending whether an application should be written natively or in a cross platform technology like PhoneGap, Adobe AIR, or Appcelerator. We know there are no one size fits all solutions, but we can bring the same expertise to your projects as we have brought to some of the best known brands on the planet


Digital Primates has built video applications for several of the most watched video events ever broadcast on the Internet.

Live events or Video on Demand? Desktop or Mobile? Streaming or Progressive Download? Codecs? Bitrates? Aspect Ratios? Digital Primates can help you with all of these questions and more. We have built solutions for live events (sports, award shows, etc.) as well as short and long form video on demand applications. We build custom solutions for video broadcast and consumption. We have delivered these solutions on the desktop and mobile devices with large scale success.

As members of the MPEG-DASH promoters group we are constantly staying on top of the newest innovations in video technologies so we are always ready to deliver solutions to maximize the return on investment for your business.

Digital Primates consults with clients, offers training, and mentors their staff in the use of appropriate emerging technologies. Our core expertise includes developing Enterprise Applications, Mobile Applications and Video Solutions.

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Recognized as experts who work at the forefront of new technologies, Digital Primates brings a unique approach to our client engagements. Like all consultants, we analyze problems so we can recommend and implement comprehensive solutions. Applying our insight and experience we accomplish tasks with an efficiency that justifies our involvement. What makes Digital Primates different is our commitment to our clients’ self-sufficiency. Through training and mentorship, our goal is to leave their in-house developers as an independent team who understand how to effectively use the technologies we employ. That is our standard for considering our consulting a success.

Michael Labriola
Michael is a Senior Consultant and founder of Digital Primates who has been developing Internet applications since 1995. He has worked with Flex since its 1.0 beta program, began working with HTML and JavaScript from its inception and specializes in developing applications with high business impact using emerging technologies
Michael co-authored Adobe Flex 3 and 4: Training from the Source and Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR, and has also published a series of articles on Adobe’s Developer Center teaching others to integrate Flex client and server technologies. As a frequent speaker on Flex topics and contributor to Flex mailing lists, he is known throughout the developer community. Michael also speaks Spanish, Italian, and pretends to speak more Japanese than he actually knows.

Jeffrey Tapper
Jeff Tapper is a founding partner and senior consultant at Digital Primates. He has been developing Internet-based applications since 1995 for a myriad of clients, including Major League Baseball, ESPN, Morgan Stanley, Condé Nast, IBM, Dow Jones, American Express, Verizon, and many others.
Based in New York, he began building HTML/JS solutions in 1996, and he has been developing Flex applications since the earliest days of Flex 1. As an instructor, Jeff is certified to teach all of Adobe’s courses on Flex, AIR, Flash, and ColdFusion development. He is also a frequent speaker at Adobe Development Conferences and user groups. Jeff has worked as author and technical editor for several books, including Adobe Flex 3: Training from the Source and Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR, and sits on the editorial board of Web Developers and Designers Journal. Jeff does not know Japanese but pretends to understand Michael when he’s speaking Japanese.

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With a rich history since 2001, Digital Primates now has a main office in Chicago and a satellite office in New York.

Digital Primates
5450 N Cumberland Ave.
Suite 130
Chicago, IL 60656

Phone: 773.693.7800
Fax: 773.409.9251


If you’d like to come visit us the next time you’re in Chicago, please give us a call. We are easily accessible from O’Hare airport, several expressways, and the CTA Blue Line .

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