Interestingly most of AtomJump was written on a mobile phone!
Peter Abrahamson
Original Author
AtomJump started out in 2011 as an experiment in proximity and browser-based chat. It was a little known app called 'ssshout', which while attracting a few lonely people, didn't really appeal to a wider audience. However, the technology was interesting and in 2014 was rebooted as a customer feedback tool for websites by it's original author.

Again, the tool needed to be improved to become fully useful, and was remarketed as an open source browser messaging product in 2015/16 after the author recognised the imbalance that the large technology monopolies at the time were creating (e.g. Facebook) in the communications market. The open source server software was released in 2016.

In late 2016, AtomJump released an app for iPhone and Android phones to complement the browser tool and refined the support for all modern browsers (and even a few old ones).

AtomJump is now a New Zealand Limited company centered in Christchurch, New Zealand but distributed worldwide. The company makes it's money from custom installations of the free open product, optional hosting, and selling an unrelated medical imaging product.

The company is structured to ensure that no one individual has dominant control, and is shared evenly amongst all staff, including it's founder.  

On starting up: my family wanted me to get a real job, but none came through. I couldn't find work in any of the large technology companies, or as a checkout assistant or cleaner. I was considered to be mad by many. So I persisted with AtomJump development, instead, and took positive action!
Peter Abrahamson
Original Author