Meet webapp.io’s JellyBear

JellyBear is webapp.io’s half-bear, half-jellyfish mascot. You can spot their silhouette in the company’s logo and various product pages. JellyBears first originated in Vancouver, Canada, however quickly moved across the globe. When JellyBears gather together, they form groups called “blooms”.

Origin of JellyBears

JellyBears (Ursus dohrnii) were first spotted in Canada in 2018, when DevOps began to be more complex than it should be. A JellyBear is a hybrid cross between the Immortal Jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii) and Canadian Black Bear (Ursus americanus).

Characteristics of JellyBears

Habitat: Open waters, but travel land for up to 2 weeks at a time.

Size: Up to 3 ft in diameter (91.44 cm).

Diet: Copepods and salmon.

Friends: They can be found swimming with the Docker whale or within the JellyBear bloom community.

Temperament: Friendly, but shy at first. Taking after the Black Bear’s calm and independent nature coupled with Crystal Jellyfish’s desire for community.

Cool facts about the JellyBear

JellyBears keep pet starfishes the same way humans find companionship with cats and dogs.

JellyBears are very sensitive to their environments. If their bloom is in trouble, they are eager to help make sure that their bloom neighbours are doing okay.

JellyBears can glow purple when hitting the blue light. When scientists first discovered the GFP gene from JellyBears, they were able to create purple mice!

How does JellyBear relate to webapp.io?

The Immortal Jellyfish is part of an extraordinary groups of animals in existence that can regenerate themselves. In fact, it is the only animal in the world that is currently classified as “biologically immortal.” When an Immortal Jellyfish dies, it takes a short period of time to respawn as another version of themselves. This is the premise of webapp.io’s main technology, being able to make multiple copies of full stack environments very quickly and automatically. This fascinating concept coupled with how Black Bears conserve energy - hibernation. webapp.io’s environment copies can easily go into hibernation mode when you’re not using the environment, in order to conserve computing power. Comparisons can be made to jellyfish and bears the way webapp.io wants to support software developers. We want to provide you with a great personal experience and connect like-minded individuals to foster collaboration in the web application developer community (aka blooms!).

How you can join the webapp.io bloom

You can contribute and edit our open source documentation.

You can contact us about hosting a meetup.