Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | Mike Munnelly
Whether you are a long-established organization or a recent small business, last year had its challenges. Many people made the change to working remote for the first time, and longtime remote workers continue to navigate fluid and evolving challenges in their at-home spaces. Through it all, Cloud has stayed focused, stayed connected (virtually), worked to put out some great projects and important work, and helped our partners take advantage of new opportunities. We left 2020 with some of our most exciting launches, new awards under our belt, a redefined connection with our team, and an eagerness for what’s to come. We’ve already won some awards in 2021, so we’re off to a good start!
As last year came to a close, we took some time to celebrate these accomplishments. We featured these accomplishments on our social media channels, tagging them #CloudsTop10in2020, and counted in the new year by highlighting a different accomplishment each day. Here is a little more context on those social media posts.
We launched a variety of different projects in 2020 across different industries. Some were websites, some were mobile applications, and user and business goals were wildly different across them all. The one thing all these projects had in common was they were all trying to solve a business problem in some way. Cloud was there to help with the solution.
Cloud launched ScootRoute in June—a first-of-its-kind navigation app for every type of Scooter imaginable! Since launch, the new app has received a lot of great press and over 2,000 downloads. Cloud had a ton of fun creating this innovative routing app that puts safety first and provides a service for the fast-growing micro-mobility markets not served anywhere else. We’re excited to continue working with ScootRoute this year, especially after winning Best Transportation Mobile App at the Mobile Web Awards. We’re eager to see what the future holds!
Cloud launched new features for real estate instant-transfer site DepositLink in 2020 and watched the company grow tremendously. In 2020, DepositLink saw over $60 million in transfers with no signs of slowing down. We’re proud of the work we’ve done with DepositLink. Working with them from idea, to first launch, to where they are today has been very rewarding and it shows. DepositLink received recognition with multiple awards. Just this month DepositLink was named Gold Award Winner at the AVA Awards in the Business to Business, Business to Consumer, and Real Estate categories.
One unprecedented hardship of 2020 was COVID-19 making it difficult for families and friends to stay connected. GabrielsVault had us launch their mobile app early in 2020, helping people communicate with their loved ones from a distance. Over the past few years, we’ve worked with GabrielsVault to establish their platform, but this year was even more rewarding seeing the mobile app come to life and the ability for people to adopt the product even more. GabrielsVault received recognition at the Vega, NYX, and MarCom Awards.
RA Capital, a multi-stage investment manager that helps identify, grow and fund biotech firms, re-launched their website in 2020. COVID-19 has further emphasized the importance of investment in research, and RA Capital plays a great part in helping the industry solve old and new health problems. RA Capital was recognized as Best Investment Website at the 2020 Web Awards!
It’s not all about the awards for the digital work we do, some of our clients win plenty on their own. Cloud helped PBA Tour pro bowler Jason Belmonte expand his website, helping him open his own ecommerce store to take control of retail sales and offer memorabilia to fans. Belmo had a great year winning the 2020 PBA World Championship!
While working on these launches and various projects, one thing that remained important at Cloud was keeping the team connected. While we all work hard, we just want to have some fun sometimes! We were unable to be at our regular in-person work-togethers in 2020, but we got our jokes and laughs in at our Thursday Zoom happy hours. We also added some new faces to our always-growing and always-connected team—expanding in sales, marketing, and engineering.
We made it through 2020 with some great accomplishments, but like all folks, we are looking forward to 2021. We already have a few things in the works that are going to be big this year!
We are honored to be able to support and launch Cloud’s 10th charity site, JustMap Foundation, which launched in 2020, and they have a lot of plans for new content in 2021. In addition, we’re happy to be working on new large initiatives with some of our long-term partners, SimplyDIRECT, Manning & Napier, Epicenter Experience and Good Behavior Game Tech. We are already hitting the ground running!
Cloud is always here and ready to help you create, improve, and transform your digital dreams. We’d be happy to hear from you. As always, stay safe and stay healthy and best wishes for a better 2021!
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