We’re happy to share that Atlassian app developer Vitalii Zurian has joined Appfire along with 13 Lizard Brain products, including 11 Jira apps and two power-ups for Trello. Vitalii is a self-taught developer with 6+ years of experience and joins our team as an active advisor, where he will continue to drive innovation both at Appfire and within the developer community.
This acquisition further expands Appfire’s cloud offerings on the Atlassian Marketplace with top-selling business intelligence and reporting apps like Planning Poker, Clockify Integration for Jira, and Toggl Integration.
“Within one of the world’s most vibrant marketplaces, the Atlassian developer community attracts passionate innovators and dreamers, allowing them to bring their ideas to life, and Vitalii is no exception,” said Randall Ward, co-founder and CEO, Appfire. “He’s made a name for himself in the community as a champion for platform standards and a strong developer advocate. We are grateful that Vitalii and his team decided to join Appfire, and we’re excited to work with them.”
Vitalii started building apps for the Atlassian Marketplace in 2014 and has built an incredible Cloud-first business with over 3,500 active installs and hundreds of thousands of users. After much consideration, he decided that it was the right time to partner with Appfire and leverage our platform for innovation and growth.
“Atlassian makes it possible for developers to build a profitable and successful company by letting them focus on what they do best — coding — while the Atlassian Marketplace helps customers discover your apps. At a certain point, that success requires more investment on the business side,” Vitalii Zurian commented. “Randall and the Appfire team understand the value that our apps provide to Atlassian customers, and they have the go-to-market experience, resource capacity, and technical and operational infrastructure to support our growing customer base. I look forward to continuing to work with the developer community and with Appfire to drive further innovation.”
Learn more about Vitalii’s journey from side hustle to joining Appfire’s diverse circle of founders on the Atlassian blog.
What does this mean for Lizard Brain customers?
Appfire is committed to providing teams with all-star product support and continuous improvements to their Atlassian experience through innovative apps. With 15 years of expertise in the Atlassian ecosystem, our products comprise the largest portfolio of apps on the Atlassian Marketplace. Our engineering and customer support teams are highly experienced in supporting Atlassian users and have already begun transitioning coverage for these products.
Lizard Brain customers can continue to manage app subscriptions and licenses through the Atlassian Marketplace or your preferred Atlassian reseller.
As always, we’re here to help Atlassian teams achieve great things, so please don’t hesitate to contact our support teams if you have questions about this change or any of your Appfire products.