Beanstalk gives users a number of tools to manage and deploy code. The application presents a simple, user friendly interface and extensive integration options that include BaseCamp, Lighthouse and FogBugz. Users can also easily deploy their Git and Subversion projects using an FTP server. A live design preview is available so users can review their past HTML mockup revisions in their browser. Beanstalk also provides access to iPhone apps developed by third party companies. Beanstalk also provides SSL security, scalable servers and multiple site backups so the user’s data is always safe and protected.
Beanstalk was created by Wildbit LLC. Based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wildbit has created a few popular applications including Postmark and Newsberry. The company focuses on producing business collaboration tools for its clients. The current Wildbit team includes Chris Nagele, Natalie Nagele, Alex Hillman, Gilbert Guttmann, Eugene Fedorenko, Igor Balos, Dima Sabanin, Ilya Sabanin, Daniel Crenna and Milan Gornik.
Beanstalk offers users a variety of helpful tools to manage and deploy code. Users can view their latest activity to monitor progress and recent changes. The application gives the user the option of an overview or a detailed view that provides all relevant information for each update.
The Beanstalk website has a very elegant appearance that blends well with a modernistic (yet earthy) green and brown color scheme. The logo features varying hues of green with three playful leaves sprouting from the ‘b.’ A handful of navigational links is found at the top of the page. Images of swirling bean vines and leaves are seen faintly in the dark brown background. The site contains no clutter and has a very professional appearance that is enhanced by the artistic quality of the beanstalk theme.
Beanstalk offers its users two small team and personal plan options and three business plan options. The first personal plan is the Bronze which costs around $15 per month and includes up to 3 GBs of storage space, 10 repositories, five users and three servers per repository. The Silver plan includes up to 6 GBs of storage, 25 repositories, 20 users and five SSL encrypted servers per repository for around $25 per month. A personal trial account is also available that gives the user access to up to 100 MBs of storage and one repository. The three business plans begin with the Gold plan which costs around $50 per month and includes up to 12 GBs of storage, enhanced security features, 50 repositories, 40 users, 10 servers per repository and priority support. The Platinum plan costs around $100 per month and upgrades to include up to 24 GBs of storage, 120 repositories, 100 users and 20 servers per repository. The Diamond plan is the most expensive and includes up to 60 GBs of storage, unlimited repositories, unlimited users and unlimited servers per repository for around $200 per month.
Beanstalk offers a number of tools to help users manage and deploy code. The site gives the user greater control as well as the reassurance of backups and SSL encrypted servers. The five plan options also allow users to pay for only what they really need.