NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- KickApps Corporation, a leading social publishing platform, received the "Best ISV Partner Innovation" award during the IBM WebSphere Commerce Leadership Summit, held on Sept. 13-16 in Toronto, Canada.
The award recognizes the company's work on "KickApps for WebSphere Commerce," a cutting-edge social commerce solution that integrates KickApps' award-winning AppStudio into IBM's WebSphere Commerce platform. The integrated solution allows clients to easily create eSpot remote widgets – social commerce experiences that transcend standard online storefronts, enabling companies to seamlessly extend brand experiences to affiliate partners, social networks, and across Internet properties.
"Our innovative work with KickApps has redefined social commerce," said John Mesberg, vice president of WebSphere at IBM Commerce Solutions. "As we continue to enhance our industry-leading WebSphere Commerce software, we hope to continue to leverage KickApps' rich social CRM portals to help brands better understand their customer's behavior and enable viral promotion of their products."
The collaboration, which launched in July 2010, allows merchants to easily create and distribute shopping experiences via a set of engaging, easily sharable content modules called remote widgets. These modules, which can be used to promote special deals, gift registries, wish lists and more can be built using exclusive, customized KickApps App Studio templates.
"We are honored to receive this award, which validates our continued efforts to revolutionize how consumers and brands interact online," said KickApps CEO Alex Blum. "IBM has been a tremendous partner throughout this process – we're impressed by their ability to take innovative solutions to market on a global scale."
An award-winning Social Software Platform, KickApps provides cloud-based social media, online video and widget applications that enable Web publishers and marketers to drive deeper customer relationships, and grow, engage and monetize online audiences at their domain and out on the social web. Its SaaS platform includes a suite of easy to deploy applications that include social networking, user-generated content, programmable social video players, drag-and-drop media player and application building, WidgeADs and many others that are tightly integrated with robust media moderation, member management and reporting. Customers include: NBC Universal, ProSieben, American Express, Scripps Network, Hearst , HBO, Cinemax, Cox Television, Washington Redskins, Phoenix Suns, New York Rangers and thousands of others companies and brands. For more information, please visit www.kickapps.com.
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