AppDirect offers a platform that allows businesses to find web based software solutions for their needs through application marketplaces. The AppDirect API allows developers to integrate their applications into the Business Application Network for distribution. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
One of the most efficient routes to market for any developer is through an application store that is used by a lot of other applications. For that reason there’s naturally a lot of interest in the AppStore from Apple, GooglePlay or app stores associated with specific cloud computing platform such as Salesforce.com. Essentially, all of these function as central points of application distribution.
AppDirect, cloud service marketplace and management platform, has launched a series of APIs that opens the doors to its entire AppDirect platform. The result of the APIs allows any service provider that desires to open an app marketplace to rely on AppDirect for all of the back-end heavy lifting, so the marketplace developer can concentrate on a customized front-end and end user experience. From sign-on to billing, AppDirect's entire platform can now drive third party marketplaces.