August 3, 2009 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Winnipeg, Canada - IDFusion Software today announces the first public release of Bodega, a free corner store for Mac apps. Mac users have never had an easy time finding new applications. Bodega, free for both users and developers, changes all of that. A one-stop shop for software needs, Bodega makes it simple for people to discover great, new software, while also giving developers a new way to sell their wares.
Bodega's creators have been working closely with developers in advance of the first public release, available now. With an already impressive line-up of software companies on board, Bodega features an extensive catalog of applications - a catalog that continues to grow daily - and includes paid, free and open-source apps.
"We've had a phenomenal response from both users and the development community," said Phil Letourneau, User Interface Designer for Bodega. "Everyone is very excited about having a single, dedicated place to discover new applications."
In addition to a simple, easy-to-use search interface, users can also browse the top- rated and most-downloaded applications, giving them an easy way to see what's hot in the Mac community. And Bodega's ratings and comments make it easy to find software others are raving about, while skipping those not worth the download.
The storefront also gives users links to press clippings and blog postings, so they can see what tech writers have to say about an app. Bodega lets customers buy directly from developers, giving them the lowest price while making sure their money ends up in the pockets of the people who built it.
Users will never again have to waste time hunting for old license keys or receipts. When purchasing an app through Bodega, users can save their receipts in the application, making reinstallation a hassle-free process.
Bodega also takes the headache out of updating by checking for application updates to make sure a user's software is up-to-date. When Bodega finds outdated apps, downloading an update takes a single click. Future versions will include a batch update feature, allowing a user to stay current with a single click.
Bodega is a joint effort between IDFusion Software and Centrix.ca. Located in Winnipeg, Canada, IDFusion Software is a privately held company that specializes in enterprise software solutions for companies and government. IDFusion Software pursues new avenues of business in the Mac sector, investing in new products and services for the Mac and iPhone platforms. Centrix.ca is a privately held company founded in 2005 by Phil Letourneau and Richard Fillion. Hell-bent on creating phenomenal software, Centrix.ca advocates three core principles: sound usability, superb design and solid function.