Bondware Announces a New Community

LillianH · August 24, 2004 1:48 pm

Press Release - 2004/08/18 - Bondware 3.0 NASHVILLE, Aug. 18 - Nashville entrepreneur Tim Choate aims to reduce the complexity and cost of website ownership everywhere, while ensuring that the software designers who make it all possible are fairly compensated. Graphic2668.jpgChoate's Bondware Inc., the Nashville firm that earlier created online communities for songwriters and graphic designers, today announced the launch of Bondware's third specialized online community, serving businesses and individuals who use Bondware�s new 3.0 website system, or who license the underlying Bondware technology for use in sites not hosted by Bondware. The Bondware initiative closely parallels Choate's successful launches of three-year-old, serving independent songwriters; and, the computer-animation community and marketplace, which today has more than 250,000 users after six years in operation. Choate explained, "Our business goals are to broaden steadily Bondware�s capabilities, to maintain Bondware's cost advantage and to sharply increase creative development within the independent software community, by providing an uncommon opportunity for compensation to developers.� Bondware 3.0 lets website owners who do not have technical or programming skills change the look and feel of their site with a few computer clicks. Bondware provides ease-of-control and production for web content and design, forums, list management, E-mail, automated publishing of newsletters, community-membership management and other functions that are important to small- and medium-sized businesses, associations, churches and many individual families. Users of the Bondware web applications can easily browse, purchase and install additional software modules from the growing Bondware catalog of e-business applications. To ensure the quality and variety of applications, Bondware Inc. will pay royalties to independent software developers who use Open Source technologies to develop web software components that are sold via the Bondware 3.0 marketplace. Bondware will also provide creative, marketing and business incentives for those developers. Bondware has begun enlisting and developers with expertise in the Open Source PHP language and MySQL database that Bondware 3.0 employs as its core technology. Choate said Bondware will also authorize as Bondware Affiliates web developers and technology integrators who adopt Bondware 3.0 in serving their own clients; and, will license the core Bondware technology for use within non-Bondware sites that employ the PHP language. The new Bondware 3.0 is available on a 15-day free-trial basis, after which Bondware 3.0 customers pay as little as $34.95 per month for the software and hosting. Owners of PHP/MySQL sites may license the core Bondware technology to run on their own servers for a one-time fee of $99. Bondware 3.0 leverages an Open Source programming language, known as PHP, which has made web development more affordable for all users. PHP has gained popularity among website developers, due to PHP's programming ease, low development and maintenance costs, generally faster operation, and its capacity for operating or integrating with other languages. An estimated 15 million websites worldwide use PHP language. Bondware 3.0 technology also helps protect the software developer�s intellectual property rights, by using encryption to protect underlying computer code and by enabling Bondware Inc. to manage closely licensing of individual products. Choate, 40, began his entrepreneurial career in 1993, after seven years in a number of information-technology positions with such groups as Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC). He founded Edge Internet Services, one of the mid-state�s first internet providers. Later, he helped found Nashville-based software developer Edgenet Inc. In 2003 Choate led a spin-off of Edgenet's Bondware technology. BONDWARE 3.0 AND PHP In the Bondware 3.0 PHP model, developers write modules that conform to standards in the Bondware/PHP Module Developers Guide. After each module is tested and certified, Bondware offers the module for sale as a digital product through its online store. When modules sell, their developers get royalty checks. PHP has made web development more affordable for all users. Designed expressly for Web work, PHP emerged in 1995 and superior proven versions were released in 1998-2000. In succession, they gained popularity among website developers, due to PHP's programming ease, low development and maintenance costs, generally faster operation, and its "extensibility" or capacity for operating or integrating with other languages. (PHP originally stood for "personal home page," which was the inventor's primary use; but, as PHP became more sophisticated the recursive acronym came to represent "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.") BONDWARE Bondware Inc. is the Nashville-based web-hosting and content-management system provider that offers web development and e-commerce solutions that help ensure site owners' returns on website investments, regardless of the scale of the owner's enterprise or e-commerce volume. Bondware sites and ancillary tools are suitable for webmasters of every skill level, and provide professional-level results. For more information on Bondware 3.0, visit or write For information about becoming a Bondware 3.0 independent developer, please write

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Article Comments

Gwenhwyfar ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 24 August 2004

I am using the free trial at this moment and I am impressed with the quality and ease of use. The prices are competitive and in some cases less than the competition. I highly recommend the trial and wish to thank those in charge for their forsight.

Eugenius ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 24 August 2004

I wish Choates' new Bondware 3.0 major growth and great success! I look into checking out Songramp now. See you there :-)

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