Lessons I’ve learned from working with hundreds of developer SaaS businesses while building and managing developer-focused marketplaces at Heroku and Manifold

Background

During my time working on developer marketplaces, I’ve been exposed to hundreds of developer-focused businesses of all shapes and sizes, ranging from solo API operators working from their basements, to goliaths like IBM and their cloud division.

I’ve had the opportunity to dive in deep on problems ranging from pricing…


As developers, we have lots of choices when it comes to orchestration, deployment, and composing our services. One would argue.. we have too many choices. Sometimes, it can get overwhelming. From the start, one of our core principles has been making independent services as convenient to use as an integrated…


After four months in beta, we’re officially ready to say 👋

What’s happened since May?

Just four months ago we launched Manifold in beta, as an easy way to find, buy and manage developer services.

Since then, we’ve been heads down building product and soliciting feedback from developers and service providers alike about their needs.

So, what’s new?

There’s a lot to cover, so we’ll touch briefly…


Share resources with Manifold Teams and get a sneak peek of our new command line tool

Two of the most common pieces of feedback we’ve received since launch are “we want to be able to share resources” and “we want more integration options”. …


At Manifold, we think a lot about how we can make a positive impact in our community. We’re a small startup, so it’s easy to procrastinate on a social responsibility program, waiting until we’ve “made it” or until we’re in a convenient position to support others. …


Did you know that a group of rabbits is referred to as a colony? Did you also know that CloudAMQP, a beloved RabbitMQ as a service provider used by developers at SoundCloud, Mozilla, Sony, and AuthØ, is now available on Manifold?

Highly available message queues for developers of all sizes

Starting today, you can use Manifold to create fully…


Organize resources by application to streamline exporting credentials.

When you’re buying a database or monitoring service, you usually have an application in mind. Previously, you’d have to name your Manifold resource something like My Project — Logging to remember what each resource belonged to. No longer! …


It’s been a busy two weeks since our launch. We’ve been getting some great feedback and were featured in the Product Hunt newsletter! 🎉

So, what have we been working on?

Websolr enters the ring

We’re excited to welcome Websolr to the Manifold family! Websolr is built on Apache Solr, making one of the…


One of the great things about development today is that we can leverage cloud services to quickly build and scale applications that might have previously taken months, dozens of developers, and racks of servers. …

Peter Cho

VP Product at LogDNA.com. Previously Manifold.co, Heroku/Salesforce.

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