November 03, 2009 07:55 ET Unveils the "Webs App Store"

Developers Can Market Apps to 30 Million Potential Buyers via Website Creation Platform

SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - announced today the launch of the Webs App Store. The App Store is a place where developers and service providers can offer their applications directly to tens of millions of site owners using the website creation platform. The App Store provides's community with access to top Internet applications powered by innovative companies like Meebo, BookFresh, Heyzap, Etsy, Wetpaint, and others.

"Application platforms and APIs are the most important innovation on the Internet in the last 4 years," said co-founder Immad Akhund. " is bringing an important platform online, allowing developers to access millions of users and their websites."

For site owners, the App Store is a one-stop shop to add free apps or to purchase best-of-breed applications for small business, entertainment, and communications. Because there is no need to copy and paste code or embed widgets, apps act as native applications on the site to offer improved SEO, instant authentication, and other benefits.

"Rather than developing a slew of new apps ourselves, we opted to give site owners access to the industry's best applications through the Webs App Store," said Haroon Mokhtarzada, CEO of "It's a win-win situation -- developers benefit from our existing pool of potential customers, while our users can seamlessly integrate a host of new applications to customize and enhance their sites."

The new App Store provides a directory of marketing pages for each app that include a detailed description, screenshots, and a video demo. Site owners can then choose to add apps like IM, appointment scheduling, games, calendars, photo galleries, and guest books to their existing sites to better serve, entertain, and interact with their communities and customers.

"The biggest challenge in marketing individual applications is reaching relevant buyers," said BookFresh CEO Ryan Donahue. "By offering a marketplace specifically dedicated to serving existing site owners who can instantly integrate applications like BookFresh appointment scheduling, Webs has streamlined the adoption process for app developers."

"Meebo lets site owners integrate real-time communications into their sites," said Martin Green, COO, Meebo. "Meebo currently reaches over 90 million on a monthly basis. Partnering with Webs allows us to provide real-time sharing and messaging to an additional 30 million new users via the Webs App Store."

For more information, visit Developers interested in being part of the Webs App Store should visit


Founded by the Mokhtarzada brothers in 2002, Webs is the world's first and only social website creation platform. Formerly Freewebs, the company received Series A funding from Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Columbia Capital in August of 2006. is an Inc. Magazine 500/5000 company that's ranked 51st on Inc.'s list of the "100 Fastest Growing Software Companies," and won Deloitte & Touche's Fast 50/500 in 2008. With more than 30 million signups since inception, is one of the most visited internet properties in the world.

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