SwiftCloud started as a small agency, and so we built stuff real clients needed.
That’s it. That’s our superhero origin story.
From 2012 to 2015, we developed various apps for various clients. We used tens of thousands of lines of codes to do things like create a custom pharmaceutical search engine and an ordering system for pharmacies (and used in part by the U.S. DEA to track CII drugs like methadone), movie industry specific payroll with complex rules for child actors and overnight shifts, and over 200 other projects, which often involved WordPress.
Starting in 2014, we combined many projects into one suite called SwiftCloud.IO. It was a great concept but created a Frankenstein of code.
In December of 2017, we started a ground-up rewrite of everything, carefully building a system that could support a billion contacts spanning hundreds of servers with mission-critical enterprise-grade system engineering. This is SwiftCloud.AI, and while we’ve made substantial progress, we are just getting started.
Everything we’ve created wasn’t hashed over by a committee, hoping there was a real world need — we needed something and didn’t want the off-the-shelf solutions. As we grow, we are finding that we have a different — and better — view of how the web should be.
We believe in you and that we are not important. Business software should be like running water or electricity (in the US*, this is something we “take for granted”). Like movie special effects, we believe that the better we do our job, the less you notice it.
Humans are harder to change than software and so the software should be easy to use, conform to your needs, and get the job done in a few clicks with as little training as possible.
As of 2019, we still offer semi-custom business software, as long as it’s B2B, and we can create a license that makes sense for both parties. We focus on real-world solutions.
* We at SwiftCloud believe everyone on the planet should have reliable, consistent electricity and running water. As I (Roger, the CEO) write this (from the U.S.) definitely appreciate the hard work our infrastructure professionals devote, so “take it for granted” is in quotes because we’re blessed to not really think about it 99.999% of the time.