This is a customized support for Perl, suitable for medium sized businesses, as well as for beginner to intermediate Perl programmers.
To the businesses we provide dedicated support to maintain your existing Perl* programs, or create new, thereby eliminating the need for an in-house resource. The main advantages for the business are cost saving, speed and efficiency. We assign a highly experienced Perl programmer within our organization to look after your requirements. It will always be the same person you deal with. Ours is NOT a service that connects freelance programmers and businesses.
We, at WebGenie Software Pty Ltd., have been creators of Perl-based software/services since 1995. Among the many leading commercially successful services of WebGenie were the first commercial shopping cart software, the second pay-per-click search engine, advertisement tracking, an email anti-spam software, artificial intelligence-based data analysis and many more. Using our years of accumulated knowledge and code base we can provide Perl programming support to businesses and developers alike. Experience from more than 20 years of working with small and medium businesses is behind this service. We understand the needs and constraints of such businesses and can provide appropriate and prompt support.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO, Australia) and The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR, South Australian Govt.) are two large clients we have serviced. In both cases, Perl programs for storage and handling of huge data of national importance have been our focus. Over the years we have helped thousands of small and medium businesses in several countries.More...
WebGenie started in 1995 as a technology innovation and transfer company to develop, grow and spin off new technologies as independent entities. Towards the end of 1995 it became clear that, while there was a developing market for Internet Consulting, an area of unlimited potential was the development and support of electronic commerce software tools. The focus was shifted in early 1996 and WebGenie Software Pty Ltd was registered on 1 July, 1996.
An operational agreement was reached between WebGenie and Luminis Pty Ltd - the technology transfer company of The University of Adelaide - and this agreement remained in place until 30 September, 1997.
WebGenie was one of the first companies accepted into the Playford Centre, the South Australian Government's vision for the future of Information Technology industry in the state. WebGenie operated from the headquarters of Playford Centre from 1 October, 1997 till March 24, 1999 before moving to the Commerce and Research Campus of The University of Adelaide at Thebarton, South Australia, and later to own offices in Adelaide, South Australia.
Recognition and Awards
WebGenie was among 10 Australian companies selected for the inaugural Silicon Valley E-commerce Mission sponsored by Australian Trade Commission and The Australian Financial Review in October, 1998.
The founder of WebGenie Software Pty Ltd, Dr. Arapaut Sivaprasad, was nominated for the coveted "Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2001 and also recognised as a "Successful Indian in Australia".
One of our products - "RealMail by BoxSentry" - won the coveted Consensus Software Award - jointly sponsored by Microsoft and others - in 2006.
In 2005, RealMail by BoxSentry was the winner of Secrets Of Australian IT innovation award by the Commonwealth Government of Australia.
BoxSentry was selected in 2003 and 2004 to be part of ANZATech - a forum showcasing the most innovative Australian & NZ based technology companies.
In 2005 BoxSentry was selected for a Trade Mission -
led by the premier of South Australia - to India.
Products and Services
"WebGenie Shopping Cart" was the first ever
commercial software that allowed Small to Medium
Businesses to create their online stores. This software
became the model for dozens of similar software that
arrived in the market later on. Interestingly, some
companies are advertising their software via Google
adwords as "WebGenie Alternative", "Considering
WebGenie?", "Why WebGenie?" and even blatantly as
"WebGenie Shopping Cart". This can be seen by a
Google Search for "WebGenie Shopping Cart"
WebGenie's "SiteSponsor", released in 1997, was the first ever commercial affiliate tracking software that worked in conjunction with online stores. This too became the model for similar software in the years that followed.
"WebGenie GuestBook" was the first ever commercial
software that allowed website owners to setup a facility
to collect and display feedback and comments from
visitors. This software which provided a 2-way web
interactivity was released in 1997, well before the term
"Web 2.0" was even coined in 2004.
SearchHound - a WebGenie innovation released in 1998 - was a pay-per-click search engine younger than only "goto.com" in the world. The "child-safe" feature in this search engine was the first among all search engines existed at that time and many SEs adopted this feature later-on. SearchHound was sold to a Canadian company in the year 2000 and it subsequently got listed in NASDAQ and Berlin stock exchanges.
BoxSentry Pte Ltd. - the next spin-off from WebGenie in 2003 - used the "challenge response system" for anti-spam and was released shortly after "spamarrest.com", even though BoxSentry and SpamArrest were conceived and developed independently at the same time. BoxSentry is now operating from its head quarters in Singapore.
WebGenie had been working in collaboration with ConstructZero to generate revenue for funding an ambitious project to improve the quality of life in the developing world. The idea behind this project is to create a non-profit research centre where scientists, engineers and inventors can get together to plan and create the designs for inexpensive devices (nick-named Dirt-Cheap Decentralised Distribution Devices or DC3Ds) that provide basic amenities - such as electricity, clean water, etc. - in the developing world. The total cost of an electricity generator, for example, to satisfy the needs of a single household should not exceed $5. The operating cost of the centre would be met from profits generated by WebGenie and ConstructZero Inc. through their respective products and services. This vision is yet to be achieved.