Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, has launched the Spiceworks App Center, a way for IT professionals to find, research, and buy †IT apps and cloud services directly from Spiceworks. Additionally, the company formalized its developer program to allow technology brands and independent developers to offer free and paid applications and services to IT professionals within the network. Technology brands such as Microsoft, Rackspace, IBM, Box, Lenovo, Micron, AlienVault, LastPass, OpenDNS, Okta, Unitrends, Pertino, Cylance, ITWatchDogs, Pluralsight, and WatchDox are supporting the new program.
The App Center will enable Spiceworks users to extend the functionality of the Spiceworks’ platform by installing plugins, new IT apps, and cloud services, all from a single interface. New APIs give major technology brands and independent developers a way to offer IT professionals both free and for-fee applications they need to do their jobs.† †
“Millions of IT professionals already rely on Spiceworks for the technical information, peer feedback and vendor connections they need to make an informed purchasing decision,” says Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “The new App Center takes the Spiceworks experience one step further by streamlining how 6 million IT professionals research, buy, and use IT apps and cloud services.”
Spiceworks plans to add new free apps later this year, and support for paid applications will be available in Q1 2015.
More information about the App Center is available at http://www.spiceworks.com/appcenter. Technology brands and independent developers can learn more about Spiceworks’ developer program at http://developers.spiceworks.com.