Tuesday, June 17, 2014

AbanteCart added to Bitnami Library!

We are glad to announce that AbanteCart, one of the winners from our monthly app contest, is now part of the Bitnami Library!

AbanteCart is a free and open source shopping cart and ecommerce platform for small to medium size business. AbanteCart is powered with a robust and expandable core platform that can be customized with a large and growing number of extensions.

Thanks to their successful effort in promoting the Bitnami contest to encourage their community to vote, AbanteCart is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami AbanteCart installers, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, Virtual Machine images (VMs) and cloud images for the Amazon EC2 and Azure clouds.

We also had the opportunity to interview Pavel Rojkov, the Lead Developer Architect and Founder of AbanteCart,  who was kind enough to answer a few questions about the project.

How was the AbanteCart project started? What are the origins of this project?

AbanteCart was founded by a group of experienced ecommerce developers with
lead software engineers Pavel Rojkov and Dmitry Suprunenko. Development
began in 2010 and the group released its version 0.9 in November, 2011.

What is the main goal for AbanteCart?

The main goal for the AbanteCart application is to provide powerful and easy to manage ecommerce tools for small to medium size merchants. We also want to grow the development community with a large number of extensions to allow merchants (users) to expand their ecommerce capabilities.

What are some of the features of AbanteCart?

Fee Open source license. Mobile storefront. Secure, fast and optimized for performance. Powered with extensions interface and API, Multi-Lingual, Multi-Store, User optimized administrator interface, Storefront and Admin API, Many other features that are standard for modern ecommerce applications.

Which projects or organizations are using AbanteCart currently? What kind of projects do they use it for?

AbanteCart is mostly used by small to medium companies that sell products online. Products can be physical or digital. We have a large number of small to medium merchants around the globe using AbanteCart.

What do you expect will be the main benefits of having BitNami packages available for AbanteCart?

A great user experience is important for us. We like to provide an easy interface and stable tools for our users, so they spend less efforts on installation and management.

Bitnami helps the AbanteCart project by allowing users to have a quick start with installation and set up. The virtualization that Bitnami offers will help AbanteCart users move between environments (dev, test, prod) and between hosting platforms.

To keep up to date with what is going on in AbanteCart, you can follow the project at facebook and twitter. At Bitnami we will continue to update the packages to always provide you with the latest version. Subscribe to this product to get the updates and don't forget to write a review to share with other users. Thanks!

Would you like your favorite app to be part of Bitnami? Be sure to suggest and vote for it in our monthly contest!