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"When something is important to you, you do it.
Even if the odds are against you"

Elon Musk

Hi there! I'm Paul,
the founder of Rugged I/O

Rugged I/O is an entrepreneurial playground and startup to freely try out different ideas and push our skills outside of our comfort zone.
We enjoy the beautiful orchestration of design, coding, cloud, art, and business agility to bring about transformations across teams, business and technology that results in a symphony of visionary outcomes.

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Beautiful design, inside and out

We are web application experts enjoying the beautiful orchestration of design, coding, cloud, art, and business agility to bring about transformations across teams, business and technology that results in a symphony of visionary outcomes.

An elegant orchestra of technology

Front end

Our beautifully-designed UI Framework come with hundreds of customizable features. Simplicity is at the heart of our design using HTML5, Jquery, CSS3, Ajax, Pusher & CloudFront

Backend

All Rugged I/O products are built with Laravel, a PHP Web application framework with expressive, elegant and beautiful integration with MySQL, AWS S3, SQS, Zero-downtime deployments, redis, mail, notifications and tones of features.

Cloud

Our entire technology is hosted and run on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud (GCP) leveraging beautiful solutions around Networking, VMs,load balancer setup, SQL Databases, monitoring and billing alerts management.

60+ ready to go features

Authentication

Authentication, registration, and password reset are ready out of the box.

Emails

Transactional and service emails out of the box and ready for your design inputs.

Invite System

Organize into teams and collaborate with others to build the next big thing.

Encrypted passwords

System wide data encrpytion starting with your user's password.

2-factor Sign In

Extra extra layer of authentication security with email and text confirmation codes.

Registration confirmation

Require your users to confirm their email address before using the site

Recurring subscription

Super simple subscription billing without the hassle with monthly and yearly plans

Braintree Integration

Your users payment information never touches our servers! All the validation is handled by Braintree Payments, a trusted payments service processor.

Invoices

Allow your customers to download PDF copies of their invoices.

Trial periods

Trial period settings from limited to unlimited days for your special users

Single charges

Enable a "one-time" charge to your subscribed users with an accompanying invoice.

Team billing

Enable teams to have their own billing and manage each team member's subscription easily.

Secure site

Every application receives a free, auto-renewing SSL certificate during deployment.

Data Encryption

Triple layer encryption starting the Cloud infrastructure, application and data layer

Login throttle

Prevent brut force logins with automatic throttling and cooling period before retries.

Automatic backup

Scheduled backups of application and database that run like clock-work.

Security emails

Immediately your users of important security changes via email with reversal options.

Post

Create posts, share content, comment, reply and upload your videos and photos.

Forums

Join the discussion to ask questions, share insights, and discuss topics.

Follows

Super simple follows and connections for users ready out of the box

Notifications

You'll fall in love with the sleek, notification bubbles that pop and disappear like magic

Meetups

Turn your online friends into real-life buddies with super simple meetups

Chat & conversations

Start group chats, invite new participants and message in a really fun way.

Impersonation

Need to login as one of your user? Impersonate allows you to authenticate as any of your customers.

Metrics

RuggedSaaS provides beautiful charts showing you the throughput and peformance of your application.

User management

Manage users, register new ones, analyze logins, review reports and handle blocked users.

Site configurations

Manage everything from enabling/disabling registration to turning key features on and off.

Announcements

Easily create announncements with disappearing timers so that your users so they are always in the loop.

Application Events

Gain x-ray views logins, uploads, registrations, system updates, changes, and other events

Face detection

Detect faces, their position and expressions with deep analysis

Nudity detection

Detect raw and partial nudity and filter uploads on images & videos

Weapons, alcohol, & drugs

Proatively detect weapons, violence and inappropriate content.

Celebrities

Detect and recognize celebrities on images & videos.

Search

Block scammers and prevent fake profile pic uploads.

Minors detection

Detect babies, children, and teenagers under 18 to enhance safety.

Backups

Scheduled backups of application and database that run like clock-work

Cronjobs

Easily start and manage supervised Laravel Queue workers directly

Storage

Easily stream your file uploads directly to S3 like magic.

Queues

Increased application performance with queues abstraction and processing.

Error logging

Crystal clear insights and details of every error generated in your envrionments.

Monitoring

We monitor a variety of metrics about your applications, databases, and caches.

Web apps built

Productivity Apps

RuggedProjects is a project management tool built to make your work fun and productive. learn more

RuggedTasks is a task management service built to bring out your ideas, manage tasks, chat, and enhance collaboration in a vibrant and productive way. learn more

Social Networks

RuggedReformers is a social network inspired by the 16th Century reformation for people who love the works of the early Church fathers, the Reformers and late century writers. learn more

RuggedSocial is an online community built on conservative values. learn more

RuggedLingo is a social network for polyglots to discover, interract and meet other language lovers, meetup, discuss, and build new relationships. learn more

RuggedCaffeine is a social network for coffee lovers to meet, explore the pleasures of coffee, and build new relationships. learn more

Unbelievable features out of the box

AI and ML Services

Rugged I/O provides AI & ML as a service for partners who want to apply smarter solutions to their ideas and problems through multiple use cases. learn more

Face detection

Detect faces, their position and expressions with deep analysis

Nudity detection

Detect raw and partial nudity and filter uploads on images & videos

Fake profiles

Block scammers and prevent fake profile pic uploads.

Weapons, alcohol, & drugs

Proatively detect weapons, violence and inappropriate content.

Celebrities

Detect and recognize celebrities on images & videos.

Minors detection

Detect babies, children, and teenagers under 18 to enhance safety.

Beautifully responsive

Progressive Web Application

PWA is a new technology that enables developers to build applications that feel native with standard web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Delight your users

Gain a mobile app experience without the hustle of navigating to the app store, searching for your app then downloading it

Launch your product

Gain amazing engagement when users can download your application as soon as they visit your web application the first time.

Mobile ready

Every page is designed to work beautifully across all your devices giving you amazing savings in native mobile development.

Follow my Medium Articles

I write full technical work related to Cloud, App Development and Ops technology on Medium.

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