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Software Development Management

Published 06/25/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

CodebaseHQ is designed to give programmers and their teams a better way to work together and host code. The application provides project management tools along with hosting for Git, Mercurial and Subversion projects. CodebaseHQ’s interface integrates seamlessly with the user’s code. Users can create tickets and set milestones to manage project progress and any issues that come up. The user can also attach files and assign a status or priority to each item added. CodebaseHQ also supplies users with time tracking tools and wikis as well as integration with third party tools. Users can review activity feeds that track commits, ticket updates and changes to wikis. These feeds can be syndicated to an RSS feed that the user can access from their desktop. CodebaseHQ has also included account management tools that enable the user to set permissions, add custom branding, set up notifications and group projects.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

CodebaseHQ was founded in April of 2008 by Adam Cooke. The application is based out of Dorchester. It was intended to act as an all-inclusive software project management application. The current CodebaseHQ team remains small, consisting of fewer than five individuals including Developer Charlie Smurthwaite.

What are the differences to other apps?

CodebaseHQ caters to software development projects. The application has brought together collaboration, project management and code hosting to give its users everything they need to effectively finish projects. The many features included with CodebaseHQ are what make it so appealing over other similar applications.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

CodebaseHQ has a very light, but professional appearance that makes the user feel comfortable as they manage their software projects. User profiles can include avatars or images. A white background keeps the user interface from becoming too busy. CodebaseHQ has worked in pastel shades of green, pink, blue and grey to help create an ideal contrast that makes each list, tool and chart much easier to read. Overall CodebaseHQ retains its professional appearance with a hint of original personality.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a CodebaseHQ account by clicking the red “Try CodebaseHQ for Free” button in the lower, right hand corner of the homepage. The user can also click the red and white “Pricing and Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner to access the registration area. The user is asked to choose their preferred membership plan on the following page. The registration form asks for a company or group name, desired CodebaseHQ URL, first and last name, email address, username and password. Users who choose a paid membership are given a 15 day free trial. Credit card information is not required until the end of the trial period.

What does it cost to use the application?

CodebaseHQ offers members five account options to new users. The first is a free account which includes one project, up to 20 MBs of storage space and up to two users. The cheapest paid membership is the Tiny plan which costs under $8 per month and includes up to three active projects, unlimited project archives, 500 MBs of storage space, unlimited repositories and up to 10 users. The Small plan costs around $20 per month and includes up to 15 active projects, 2 GBs of storage space and unlimited users. The Medium membership costs around $32 and includes up to 30 active projects and 4 GBs of storage space. The Large membership costs around $60 per month and includes up to 60 active projects and 10 GBs of storage space.

Who would you recommend the application to?

CodebaseHQ is a helpful tool for any group or company working on software development projects. The application offers both code hosting services and project management tools, which allow the user to centralize all of their efforts into one convenient place.

  • Manage multiple active projects through CodebaseHQ (based on membership level)
  • Set up milestones and tickets for projects
  • View feeds that are accessible from the user’s desktop
  • Maintain wikis for projects
  • Track hours spend on each project

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CodebaseHQ pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $7.56
(3 active projects, 500MB diskspace, 10 users)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $60.46
(60 active projects, 10GB diskspace, unlimited users)
Free storage space (mb): 20




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