In the summer of 2010 we (Crucial Web Studio) needed a recurring billing platform for a SaaS product we were building. We researched a few companies and because of their great API we went with Chargify. We got right to work building a billing portal for our customers inside the app.
After completing our project we realized that Chargify's API is great for developers, but non-developers would have a hard time implementing a billing portal for themselves. Your only option was to hire a developer to write essentially the same software that we already wrote for our product.
So Chargely was born.
We molded our software into a customer management platform for Chargify and made it available for a low monthly fee. Now you can put the thousands of dollars you were going to spend on a developer back in your pocket!
We've written some great code for Chargely and are proud to contribute some of it as Open Source.