TradeCard Launches AppXpress

New platform and developer network allows customers to build and deploy custom supply chain applications in the cloud

New York, N.Y.Feb. 7, 2013—Supply chain collaboration and global trade platform TradeCard Inc.s AppXpress enables retailers and consumer brand companies to create, deploy and manage custom solutions within TradeCard and to integrate mobile and enterprise systems with their supply chain data.

“AppXpress, an extension of the TradeCard Platform, allows customers to quickly build and deploy new applications that better leverage their data and plug visibility gaps in their supply chains,” said Brian Carelli, Director of Developer Evangelism, TradeCard. “Our AppXpress pilot users are extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to enable an expanded set of supply chain processes in less time, at lower cost and on a greater number of devices. One of the most exciting features of AppXpress is that it provides an agile foundation for TradeCard apps that run on mobile devices.”

With AppXpress, software developers create apps using two powerful tools: AppXpress Modules and the AppXpress API.

AppXpress Modules empowers software developers to write new apps directly on the TradeCard platform. Customers can make new document types; generate workflows; include business logic; and create user interfaces—then package them as apps that can be deployed directly to their trading community in one click. Spreadsheets, text documents and emails are eliminated from business workflows. AppXpress Modules eliminates manual processing while maintaining all data in one safe and secure environment.

The AppXpress API uses RESTful Web services, a prolific software architecture standard popular with software developers. It allows any application with Internet access to view, modify and create TradeCard data. Developers can create mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or any smartphone/tablet device. Users can view TradeCard data in their own enterprise systems in real time and have actions in their system mirrored in TradeCard. The AppXpress API enables users to interact with TradeCard data where, when and how they want to.

“With AppXpress, TradeCard greatly expands its development talent pool by creating a global online community and equipping its members with powerful tools and resources,” explained Nestor Zwyhun, Chief Technology Officer, TradeCard. “Developers access documentation, exchange ideas with their peers around the world, work with sample apps and quickly build and test new capabilities.”

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