Liferay announced the launch of its new Liferay Marketplace, a store for enterprise customers to gain access to apps and tools to run in enterprise environments.
, maker of an enterprise-class, open-source
portal, has announced the public launch of Liferay
, a new marketplace that offers more than 70 enterprise
tools and apps developed by Liferay.
As part of this launch, Liferay also
invites independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers to begin developing
apps for Liferay Marketplace. Availability of third-party apps created by ISVs
will be in the next phase of Liferay Marketplace, which will include additional
functionality such as built-in transaction and payments processing, the company
Liferay officials said the Liferay
Marketplace extends the company's commitment to usability and extensibility, as
Liferay users can now find, review and download apps from the public
repository, and then install them within their local instance of Liferay
Portal. This makes customizing and extending existing deployments easy and fast
for both technical and nontechnical users alike.
Liferay Marketplace supports
multiple goals we have wanted to deliver over the last few years, said Brian
Chan, Liferay's chief software architect, in a statement. "It greatly
enhances our customers abilities to extend their existing Web solutions in a
manner that saves them on time and the costs associated with solution upgrades.
Also, in keeping with Liferays longstanding commitment to creating value for
the open-source community, Liferay Marketplace aims to make it easier for a
larger community of developers to share and distribute innovations as easily
consumable modular applications.
Liferay Marketplace provides ISVs a
new distribution channel in presenting their enterprise apps to a global
audience that includes more than 500,000 deployments of the Liferay platform
around the world, Liferay officials said. In Liferay Marketplace, users get
highlights of the most popular applications, quick access to app details,
browse and search capabilities, and customer reviews and rankings. Along with
apps from Liferay, enterprise apps and tools developed by third parties will
eventually be made available for browsing and download. ISVs have already
committed to developing their own innovative apps for inclusion in Liferay
Marketplace at a future date.
The Liferay Marketplace allows anyone
to have their applications be seen and deployed by our users around the world,
Chan said. We believe this will allow Liferay and the Liferay community to
deliver more innovations faster than ever before to enterprise customers.