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TMCNet:  CloudSpokes Grows 240 Percent in Two Years, Provides Enterprises and Software Vendors With Scalable Cloud Development Capacity

[February 20, 2013]

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." Recent Milestones -- 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 their network.

-- The community has helped create tools and applications to address common enterprise needs at low cost and in record time. Examples include: -- 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 Management, SmartSheet Additional resources -- Visit cloudspokes.com -- Follow @CloudSpokes on Twitter -- Read the CloudSpokes blog About CloudSpokes 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 by Appirio.

Sal Partovi CloudSpokes Phone: 707-245-1241 Email: Email Contact SOURCE: CloudSpokes http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=83C4FAEF06535D7A

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