More than 50 Cloud Developers Commit to Jive Apps Market™

Sep 16, 2010, 00:01 ET from Jive Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at JiveWorld10, Jive Software announced that over 50 of the most innovative cloud-based developers have committed to developing applications for Jive Apps Market.

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Jive Apps Market was announced in June and will launch as part of Jive 5 early next year. Jive Apps Market is purpose-built to create a breakthrough in enterprise application innovation. It will give more than 15 million Jive users the ability to discover and purchase compelling, easy to use, small footprint enterprise applications. Employees will be able to easily access and add relevant Jive Apps to their personal Jive dashboard.

"Jive Apps Market is poised to create a breakthrough in enterprise innovation," said Christopher Morace, Senior Vice President of Products, Jive. "The time, complexity and cost required to develop and customize enterprise applications have stymied progress in the enterprise. Jive and our rapidly growing developer partner community are embracing the best of the consumer apps principles and applying them to the enterprise, with the required controls."  

Jive will enable the development of Jive Apps using open standards such as OpenSocial and oAuth for the following types of developers:

  • Cloud application vendors will use Jive Apps Market to bring innovative cloud applications to the enterprise in a secure and scalable way;
  • Enterprise IT will leverage Jive Apps Market to build and deliver the next generation applications that matter to their employees and increase productivity through the Jive platform; and
  • Enterprise application vendors will exploit Jive Apps Market to extend the reach and engagement of their applications and data through integration into the Jive What Matters activity stream.

Companies that have committed to developing applications for Jive Apps Market include: Accept, Akatoo, Box.net, Brainshark, Clarizen, Egnyte, Etacts, GetSatisfaction, Gist, Gliffy, GoodData, gShiftLabs, Klout, Lingotek, Manymoon, MassIngenuity, Napkin Labs, OffiSync, Pixetell, RescueTime, RoundPegg, SlideRocket, Smartsheet, SolutionSet, StockTwits, SurveyGizmo, TrackVia, Tungle, UserVoice, Vivu, ZimRide and others.

"We're excited to partner with Jive to bring Box's leading cloud content management solution to Jive's enterprise customers," said Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.net. "Businesses today are increasingly turning to cloud-based business software to solve information and collaboration challenges. Jive Apps Market will drive adoption of featured services like Box and promote open standards."

"Jive and Gliffy are a powerful combination," said Chris Kohlhardt, CEO at Gliffy. "Jive is where employees increasingly do and share their work with their colleagues. Gliffy helps employees visualize ideas and communicate concepts faster through its diagramming application. As a Jive App, Gliffy will be able to help more employees and enterprises bring their ideas and products to market faster than ever before."

"Partnering with Jive was an easy decision for Tungle," said Marc Gingras, CEO at Tungle. "Employees today waste too much time trying to schedule meetings. Tungle addresses this waste through its scheduling service. Internal and external meetings can now be scheduled sooner and faster. Delivering Tungle as a Jive App will make scheduling meetings easier for more employees and enterprises."

During JiveWorld10, Jive will showcase a few of the companies that have committed to building Jive Apps. These Jive Apps add capabilities such as document sharing, presentation tracking, online diagramming, collaborative translation, employee hiring and meeting scheduling.

Jive Apps Developers Community

Jive also unveiled the Jive Apps Developer Community where developers can learn more about Jive Apps and Jive Apps Market, review documentation for Jive APIs and get answers on how to integrate with the Jive Apps Framework.

Industry Recognition

Jive has been positioned as a Leader in three Gartner Magic Quadrants, including the "Magic Quadrant for Externally Facing Social Software, 2010," (1) the "Magic Quadrant for Social CRM, 2010" (2) and the "Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, 2009" (3).

(1) Gartner. Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Externally Facing Social Software" by Jeffrey Mann et al., Jul. 5, 2010

(2) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Social CRM" by Adam Sarner et al., Jun. 29, 2010

(3) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace" by Nikos Drakos et al., Oct. 22, 2009

Jive, Jive Apps Market, and Jive Apps are trademarks of Jive Software Inc.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the largest and fastest-growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com.

About Social Business Software

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated social platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage. Social Business Software is emerging as the most important new enterprise software category in a decade. The Social Business Software market is projected to grow in excess of 25 percent per year and will reach nearly $5 billion by 2013.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2009 and 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

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