Hello I’m Adam, one of the co-founders here at moltin. I grew up in Sheffield but moved to Newcastle in 2009.
TLDR: I am here to help you.
4 years ago I used to be a developer at an agency where I worked on hundreds of eCommerce websites. These were built on a range of different platforms such a Wordpress, Magento and Shopify. I also worked on an eCommerce plugin called FireSale (deprecated due to the rapidly evolving releases) for PyroCMS.
I founded moltin with Jamie and Chris because the platforms we worked with were monolithic, used outdated methodologies, ran on old technology stacks and were a total pain to work with - maintenance and updates across hundreds of sites is a real pain! Projects regularly went over time and over budget and even the APIs for these platforms felt like an after thought, something bolted onto the side to enable plugins but never truly exposed full functionality of the core.
One lunch time we sat down and looked at other APIs like Stripe, Twilio and SendGrid and thought; what about the entire eCommerce platform as a set of APIs. A turn key headless backend to enable the rapid build and deployment of frontend applications. As we put it “as flexible as magento and as fast as Shopify” - the perfect middle ground with the best of both worlds. Thus moltin was born, you can read my very first blog post here.
A few weeks later we had quit our jobs and started building the beta version. Fast forward through two accelerators (Ignite & Y Combinator), two version releases, multiple fund raising rounds and today I’m proud to say we have 1000s of developers on the platform and hundreds of moltin projects growing every day!
My role is varied and I wear many hats. If there is a gap that needs filling I’ll happily jump in and lend our fantastic team a hand. Whether that’s growing the developer community, being a champion and advocating for all users, through to improving the onboarding process, documentation, guides and overall product experience.
I ️ how no matter what your programming experience and background is, anyone can quickly hack together a functioning eCommerce application on moltin in just a few minutes/hours. That’s the real beauty and power of any headless API.
When I’m not working on moltin you’ll either find me travelling ️ between the UK, US and Europe or raising my 2 year old son.
Message me anytime to talk about eCommerce, APIs, startups, community, gifs or emojis.