Coghead launches exchange for developers to sell their apps

Coghead Gallery provides outlet for small firms to sell software built using vendor's hosted tools

Coghead Tuesday rolled out a hosted service that can be sued by developers to sell applications created using the company's "do it yourself" Web application development technology.

The new Coghead Gallery is aimed at leveling the playing field for a broad class of companies that build applications, but lack the capital to compete against ISVs, said Paul McNamara, CEO of Coghead.

Publishers can add the applications they have created with Coghead's tool to the Gallery through two different models.

The Open Definition model allows any application creator to publish applications that anyone can freely modify, distribute and use. "We want to create a community of developers that benefit from interacting with each other," McNamara said. "Communities can form and that Darwinian model can develop where people glom on to really good ideas and lesser ideas sink to the bottom. This free model is a great way to acquire customers at a very low cost."

The Protected Definition Model allows Coghead business partners to create applications that can be sold to end users via a storefront they open on Coghead. "We're really targeting the small independent development shops as our key partners," he noted. "We want to enable these firms to become SaaS companies overnight without needing to raise a lot of money. They can use their knowledge of customer problems to create an application that they can deliver on a worldwide basis to lots of customers."

Coghead already has 30 partners signed up to use the gallery under this arrangement, McNamara noted.

"Coghead helped me create a new business model that enables me to do what I do best - create custom applications - and extend beyond my geographical region without additional operational expenses," said Christopher Shockey, lead developer at Hekademia Consulting, in a statement.

"Coghead has a sophisticated development platform that enables me to create custom, online applications, and the new Gallery gives me marketing and subscription-management resources I need to run a successful SaaS business," Shockey added.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Heather Havenstein

Computerworld
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?