CM4all Unveils Major Product Updates for CM4all Sites
17th July 2012
Company adds new features to its premium website building solution and showcases them at HostingCon 2012.
Content Management AG (CM-AG), a provider of web-based applications, yesterday announced that it will unveil its new mobile website functionality as well as its Widget Developer Network and usability updates for CM4all Sites at HostingCon 2012. The premier North American conference and trade show for the hosted services industry will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from July 16 to July 18.
The company articulates that it is leveraging its underlying content management core and architecture with the introduction of its new mobile website publisher. Any website created with the CM4all Sites Full Version can now also be published in a smartphone-optimized version for iOS and Android at the push of a button. This allows OEM partners to offer their customers a seamlessly integrated solution for optimally marketing their products and services via the mobile channel. The selection of pages for the mobile website is straightforward, and the company's widgets directly interact with common smartphone apps for maximum performance and optimal display on modern mobile devices. In addition, an optional mobile start page provides quick and direct access to the most important website functions.
It says that the company's unique Widget Developer Network is engineered as a platform where both OEM partners and external software developers can develop new widgets for CM4all Sites. Using this powerful network enables OEM partners to customize the widget catalog of their CM4all Sites installation to align with their specific target markets and customer segments. Developers enjoy easier coding and reduced turnaround times thanks to pre-built widget templates and comprehensive technical documentation. And since its open widget API also supports the integration of other VAS products like stand-alone online shops and external business applications, the possibilities for creating new widgets are literally endless. The first widgets developed on the new platform were the PHP Bulletin Board, Insta Feed, and Voting, which are already available in the latest release of CM4all Sites.
The company avers that based on extensive usability studies, it also further enhanced CM4all Sites' graphical user interface. The newly added Quick Tour automatically provides first-time users with a visual introduction to the application's main functions to guarantee an efficient start to their website projects. The new Help Center combines all support content including optional links to tutorial videos in one central place. Furthermore, the design menus have been restructured to provide users with a comprehensive overview of all colors and fonts currently used in the website at a glance.
"With our latest product updates and the launch of our Widget Developer Network, CM4all Sites is not only the website builder of choice for both desktop and mobile websites, but also maintains its position as the most flexible and customizable website building solution on the market for hosters, ISPs and telcos," explained Robert Schovenberg, CEO of CM-AG. "We are looking forward to an increasing number of widgets in the future and are confident that our OEM partners worldwide will profit significantly from these newly created business opportunities, whether they utilize our platform to serve the consumer, overall SMB, or dedicated vertical markets."