CloudSpokes Grows 240 Percent in Two Years, Provides Enterprises and Software Vendors With Scalable Cloud Development Capacity
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 20, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
CloudSpokes, the leader in crowdsourced cloud development, recently
celebrated its two year anniversary with a number of milestones,
including a revamped online experience and a new Spokes program that
enables select Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners to create
private developer communities on CloudSpokes.
"Enterprises and vendors alike are now embracing crowdsourcing as an
innovative, cost effective method of development and project
delivery," said Mike Morris, general manager of CloudSpokes. "During
the last two years, CloudSpokes has become a powerful, global
platform that is fundamentally changing the way customers approach
problems and think about innovation in cloud development. Its ability
to reduce the cost of development and double development productivity
is a huge win for customers, partners and the industry."
-- Spokes, CloudSpokes' new partner environment for companies committed
to the crowdsourcing model, has signed on elite partners that have
committed to the CloudSpokes model, including SmartSheet and Mesh01.
Spokes provides private environments for partners to enable community
engagement with their APIs. For example, the community's most recent
partner, SmartSheet, joined Spokes to expand its core product.
-- CloudSpokes has more than 72,000 members in 100+ countries,
specializing in cloud and mobile platforms including AWS, Google,
Heroku and Twilio.
-- A number of universities, including DIU and AAU, are creating private
communities on CloudSpokes for students to build skills and
demonstrate experience by participating in challenges open to only
-- The community has helped create tools and applications to address
common enterprise needs at low cost and in record time. Examples
-- Mobile apps for leading ISVs: A series of mobile applications and
extensions for partners such as Box and DocuSign, including an
accounting, time and billing suite for the iPad and iPhone.
-- Franchise management: A 'Franchise Management Starter Kit,'
providing franchises and franchise owners with resources to
communicate and share common resources.
-- Online support system: JDRF is rebuilding their entire web-based
support system for their Online Diabetes Support Team to create a
cutting-edge support network for people with Type 1 Diabetes.
-- CloudSpokes has relaunched its website with a new developer portal to
make it easier for members to sign-up, log-in, participate in contests
and provide peer reviews. The website development and design was
itself crowdsourced: with 25 CloudSpokes contests, and 44 unique
participants across 12 different countries.
Comments on the news
"With developers emerging as the New Kingmakers -- the most important
constituency in technology -- harnessing their collective talent can
be an enormous competitive advantage for businesses. For two years,
CloudSpokes has been creating a virtuous cycle that allows businesses
in need to reward developers for their efforts."
- Stephen O'Grady,
Principal Analyst, with RedMonk.
"Tapping directly into the best cloud experts and developers in the
world accelerates our ability to prototype and deliver creative
integration solutions that extend our online collaboration platform
while also building awareness of our API, we're proud to be a Spokes
partner and look forward to continue leveraging support and energy of
the CloudSpokes Platform."
- Eric Browne, Vice President of Product
-- Visit cloudspokes.com
-- Follow @CloudSpokes on Twitter
-- Read the CloudSpokes blog
CloudSpokes is the leader in crowdsourced cloud
development. The crowdsourcing marketplace matches companies who need
development work with a worldwide community of more than 72,000 cloud
experts. CloudSpokes' developers compete for cash and recognition by
participating in contests to create enterprise-class solutions. With
proven proficiency using today's leading public cloud platforms and
languages, including Amazon Web Services, Cloud Foundry, Force.com,
Heroku, HTML5, Ruby and Java, the CloudSpokes' community depth and
breadth of expertise and commitment to crowdsourced development is
unrivaled. Founded in 2011, CloudSpokes was created and is operated
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