Manifold is a cloud services management tool, they provide integration and resource management tools for integrating various development platforms and cloud services. As part of their expanded services, they needed Laravel integration which meant building a custom Laravel package and distributing it on packagist.
This custom Laravel package allows you to connect your Laravel app to your Manifold account and specific project. Once integrated, your configuration and environment variables stored in Manifold are available as part of your Laravel configuration system. See the GitHub readme for the technical details.