• SAP Acquires Coghead's Technology As It Looks Towards The Cloud

    Yesterday we reported on the shutdown of Coghead, a web-based enterprise software editor that featured an unusually intuitive interface. Today, we were contacted by the company’s CEO Paul McNamara, who informed us that software giant SAP, which previously had invested in the company, has acquired Coghead’s intellectual property assets. While Coghead will cease operations, much of… Read More

  • Coghead Grinds To A Halt, Heads To The Deadpool

    Coghead, a visual web-based application editor that allowed users to develop enterprise applications using an intuitive GUI, is closing its doors. The company attributes its closing to the dire economic situation, and says that users will be able to access and download their data through April 30, 2009. The site launched back in October 2006, when we praised it for being more accessible than… Read More

  • Watch Out Salesforce. Intuit Opens Up QuickBase To Developers

    Intuit wants in on the race to become the platform for enterprise apps in the cloud. It is opening up QuickBase to developers who want to build new hosted Web applications and businesses on top of it. QuickBase has been around for eight years and has amassed 250,000 users. At its core is an online database around which companies can create their own customized enterprise apps for things… Read More

  • Bungee Labs Takes $8 Million Series C

    Bungee Labs has raised $8 million Series C in a round that included Wasatch Venture Fund and existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners and Venrock Associates. Orem, Utah based Bungee Labs offers Bungee Connect, a web-based Ajax environment for creating interactive web applications. Bungee Connect allows developers to “efficiently create and instantly deliver rich web applications… Read More

  • Bungee Connect Launches Ambitious New Online Development Product

    Yeah, we’ve seen a ton of online application builders before – DabbleDB, Zoho Creator, LongJump, Coghead and WyaWorks, among others. And Salesforce weighed in with their own in late 2007. Bungee Connect , which leaves private beta today, competes with all of these. But the company, based in Utah, thinks they have the advanced features to attract a much different audience… Read More

  • To Offer DaaS Service, New Pricing Model, Competition

    CRM and SaaS provider have announced that there Cloud Computing Architecture (our review here) is to now offer Development-as-a-Service (DaaS), a new pricing structure and a developer competition. The DaaS service consists of a new set of development tools and APIs that allow enterprise developers to harness cloud computing. The tools offer full access to the… Read More

  • Coghead 2.0: Built on Adobe Flex, Hosted By Amazon

    Today, Coghead is introducing the 2.0 version of its DIY, Web-based, enterprise-application development service. The site boasts a new user interface (screen shots below) based on Adobe Flex, with 50 new features and performance that is three times faster than the previous version. Basically, this amounts to a massive upgrade of its Website, but calling it Coghead 2.0 lets the company make a… Read More

  • Coghead Pursues Platform Strategy With Launch Of Affiliates Program

    Every company in Silicon Valley wants to become a platform for other companies to build cool stuff on top of. It is the easiest way to attract customers. Coghead—the DIY, Web-based, business-app builder—is no different. Today it is publicly launching its charter affiliates program, whereby software developers can create their own enterprise apps using Coghead and then resell them… Read More

  • LongJump's Library Of Customizable Business Apps

    We last wrote about LongJump back in June when their business application platform launched. Like Coghead, DabbleDB, Zoho Creator, WyaWorks, and SalesForce’s, LongJump lets programming novices design their own applications. To do so, LongJump provides a visual application creator and directory where users can share the apps they develop. Since launch, they have over 100… Read More

  • Salesforce Enters Custom Application Market With

    Salesforce will enter the custom software market next week with the launch of Force (site will go live Monday morning), a new platform that will allow developers to create database driven applications and deploy them as services. So if Salesforce doesn’t offer what you are looking for, and no one has built it for you on Salesforce’s AppExchange, you can simply build it yourself… Read More

  • Coglets Bring Easy Data Driven Apps to Your Web Page

    Coghead is launching a new product today called Coglets. For an overview of this space in general, see this post where we talk about some of Coghead’s competitors. Previous Coghead coverage is here. Coglets let you embed any Coghead application you make on a web page. Coghead applications are database driven applications for inputting and outputting information from a database, created in… Read More

  • Coghead Announces 17,000 Developers Building Applications Visually

    Silicon Valley based Coghead is making a bit of a splash today at the Web 2.0 Expo. They’re officially launching, although it’s largely ceremonial: they’ve been open to the public since October 2006. I wrote in detail about Coghead last year. The company competes in the “online access” space (a reference to Microsoft Access). We’ve written about Coghead… Read More

  • Coghead Goes Live: Build Applications Visually

    The online application building space is one that is getting more interesting by the week. We have previously reviewed a number of apps in this space (sometimes referred to as the ‘online access’ space, a reference to Microsoft Access) including Dabble DB, Zoho Creator and WyaWorks. The premise of these web applications is that they allow non-programmers to easily build… Read More