BOSTON & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Appfire, North America's most trusted provider of Atlassian Enterprise Services, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Bob Swift Software. Bob Swift will remain the architect, curator and visionary behind his trusted software products. The product roadmap, as well as Bob's wit, irreverence and perseverance on behalf of his customers will all remain the same - as will his primary mission to improve the productivity of all users of Atlassian products.
With more than 35 commercial add-ons for Atlassian products, 340,000 downloads and 4,000 customers across 60 countries, Bob Swift Software develops some of the most popular add-ons available on the Atlassian Marketplace today.
"Bob Swift Software's tremendous popularity and engagement within the Atlassian ecosystem brings a significant new community of customers to Appfire," said Randall Ward, co-founder and CEO of Appfire. "I've been a fan of Bob's work for more than five years, and I believe that with any technology, you can feel the spirit and intentions of those who create it. Bob is one of the nicest and most generous humans I have ever met, tirelessly putting his customers' needs ahead of his own. His countless contributions have helped ignite and grow the Atlassian developer community into what it is today, and the respect of his peers around the globe is nothing short of inspirational!"
"Appfire is a consistent top performer in Atlassian's ecosystem. Their expertise helps Atlassian meet the services needs of our expanding base of Enterprise customers," said Jose Morales, Atlassian's vice president of corporate development. "This acquisition is a direct reflection of the growth and opportunity that exists for partners in the Atlassian ecosystem. Given Appfire's track record, I expect nothing short of amazing results from the combined entity."
"Bob Swift was an early pioneer of add-ons for Atlassian products, and has one of the best Atlassian Marketplace success stories," said Nick Wade, group manager for the Atlassian Marketplace. "The benefits and efficiencies that Marketplace delivers through our add-on frameworks allow developers like Bob Swift to create great businesses very quickly."
Since 2005, Appfire has been driving Atlassian products and services into the Enterprise, enabling the world's most advanced product teams to quickly innovate, develop and bring their products to market. Learn more at http://appfire.com.