Duda Launches App Store on Heels of $25m Funding Round

The new App Store enables Duda's partners to provide powerful, fully-integrated best-in-breed services.

Leading web design platform Duda is wasting no time putting their recently announced $25 million growth round to good use.

The company just launched its new App Store, enable their partners to provide powerful, fully-integrated best-in-breed services without the hassles and security issues of typical third-party integrations.

“We know that our agency and SaaS partners are always looking to increase sales and the stickiness of their service,” said Duda’s CEO Itai Sadan, “and there is no better way to do that than by offering additional technology products that enhance a small business’s online presence.”

With their on-board App Store, Duda offers its customers a product-rich environment where different platforms integrate seamlessly with each other.

They’ve expanded the capabilities of their API to enable best-of-breed technology providers to offer their products from within the Duda platform itself.

The mar/tech landscape can be an overwhelming place, with more than 7,000 apps in play according to Chief Marketing Technologist.

Clearly this presents massive challenges for discovering, choosing, integrating and testing third-party adds-ons built on proprietary systems to create a functioning stack.

Just about every site developer has, at some point, installed a plugin on a WordPress site that broke some key functionality, or downloaded an app that immediately crashed.

By working only with best-in-breed partners and carefully integrating them into the Duda platform, the App Store will eliminate these headaches and the potential security risks that come with them.

The Duda App Store offers only highly-vetted apps that meet Duda’s strict standards for quality and security.

The launch rolled out with four hand-picked apps chosen to deliver tangible value to the end user of sites and SaaS built on the Duda platform

  • vCita: A tool to help SMBs run their business more efficiently with features like a calendar scheduler, CRM, billing and invoicing, email and marketing automation, and team management.
  • Uberall: The Near Me experience platform that helps businesses be found online and provide their customers a seamless brand interaction across digital platforms and into brick-and-mortar.
  • AudioEye: A digital accessibility software solution that reduces compliance risk and provides barrier-free website access for individuals with disabilities.
  • Localeze: A business listings tool to push business data to directories, mapping tools and listings networks, making it simple for businesses to verify and syndicate their online business listings through Google, Bine, Yahoo, Apple Maps, NextDoor and others.

From these four examples alone it’s clear that Duda’s App Store is eliminating the need for many common apps and add-ons often integrated post-build … and the headaches that go with them.

And if an app provider becomes compromised in any way, Duda has the capability to immediately restrict them from accessing the Duda platform until the problems are resolved, greatly reducing the risk of harm and security breaches to users’ sites.

Loaded with powerful team collaboration and client management tools, the Duda platform enables the building of feature-rich, responsive websites at scale for the company’s 6,000-plus agency partners.

Every Duda website is automatically optimized for Google PageSpeed and great out-of-the-box SEO, and these new app integrations will perform to the same exacting standards.

Duda is the leading web design platform for all companies that offer web design services to small businesses.

The Palo Alto-based firm serves all types of customers, from freelance web professionals and digital agencies, to the largest hosting companies, SaaS platforms and online publishers in the world.

The Duda platform enables the building of feature-rich, responsive websites at scale, automatically optimized for Google PageSpeed and great out-of-the-box SEO.

Duda has partnered with some of the biggest players in the industry, including Thryv, Hibu, Italiaonline, 1&1 Ionos, UOL, Sensis, Publicar, Solocal, Telstra, Broadly and Shore.

The Company was founded in 2009 by Itai Sadan and Amir Glatt and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at https://duda.co.

Disclaimer: This is a contributed article and should not be taken as investment advice

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