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June 24, 2015 03:15 ET

Sahara Presentation Systems Chooses AppCarousel to Deliver Educational App Marketplace and Developer Portal for Clevertouch Interactive Displays

Cleverstore to Allow Sahara Customers to Discover Educational Apps and Offers Developers a New App Distribution and Monetization Channel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2015) - AppCarousel, a provider of app ecosystem management solutions and services, has been chosen by Sahara Presentation Systems PLC, a market leader in education for touchscreens since 2006, to implement and operate Cleverstore, a curated app store bringing educational apps into the classroom.

Cleverstore is a centralized, online marketplace for Sahara customers to discover and download relevant, high-quality educational apps to be used in conjunction with Sahara's Clevertouch large format wall-mounted interactive displays. Clevertouch, launched in January 2008, is the first education focused touchscreen of its kind, offering a unique and powerful canvas for educational curriculum, content and forums.

Sahara is leveraging AppCarousel's app management platform to rapidly deploy a customized app store with back-office support tools. The AppCarousel platform will provide the app storefront, catalogue and app lifecycle management services for the entire Clevertouch product line. AppCarousel will also help source and onboard developers and content partners globally.

"By working closely with AppCarousel throughout the Cleverstore planning stages, we were able to better personalize the features needed to ensure that the Clevertouch range of displays delivered a compelling customer experience," said Shaun Marklew, sales and marketing director of Sahara. "We chose to work with AppCarousel because of their flexible approach and in-depth experience managing app ecosystems."

"The education sector has unique requirements that our app management platform is ideally designed to meet, including the need for a high-level of security and control," said Terry Hughes, managing director and SVP of AppCarousel. "We are pleased to be working closely with Sahara to deliver a tightly integrated marketplace experience that also helps app developers get exposure and distribution to the sectors their apps are specifically targeting."

With more than 2,000 resellers, Sahara is able to provide new reach and customers to app developers looking for new distribution and monetization opportunities in the educational market. Developers are invited to register for the developer program by visiting: http://developer.clevertouch.co.uk

About AppCarousel
AppCarousel, a Wmode business unit, is a leading provider of enterprise and consumer app ecosystem management solutions and services. AppCarousel is trusted by businesses worldwide to deliver and operate curated marketplaces, developer programs and commerce solutions. AppCarousel enables platform and service providers, brands, automotive manufacturers, smart device companies and Android OEMs to engage with their developer communities and monetize apps, services and content.

Across many industry sectors including connected car, IoT, gaming, education and retail, AppCarousel removes the complexities of app lifecycle management, marketing and distribution, enabling businesses to realize their eCommerce strategies. For more information, visit: www.appcarousel.com, on Twitter @appcarousel and LinkedIn.

About Sahara
Sahara Presentation Systems Plc is a trade only distributor and manufacturer of Audio Visual (AV) products including major brands as well as our own brands of audio solutions, mounting products, and more traditional presentation products including rail systems, dry wipe boards and notice boards.

During a recent study, Clevertouch was named as the number one selling Interactive Panel within the UK.

For more information, visit www.saharaplc.com