After what seems like an age of hardwork, this week sees the launch of the ‘top secret’ web app. It’s an easy to use ecommerce system called Cart45.
What makes Cart45 different?
An installation process that takes a few minutes, good quality SEO and ease of use for both customers and website owners. We’re hoping Cart45 will do for ecommerce what WordPress did for blogging.
We believe that this marketplace is saturated with difficult to use shopping carts (yes, I am looking at you Actinic) and we’re hoping Cart45 will change all of that.
The six months of Cart45 development have been enormously fruitful for me in terms of my professional development. My object-oriented PHP has improved tremendously and my programming thought process has progressed too. I’ve been very lucky to have been working on this project and I’m really hoping it will be a success.
Built using MVC (well close to), Cart45 should be easy for novices to setup and super-easy for professionals to customise for clients. Who knows, this time next year there may be a whole cottage industry based on Cart45 installs and theme developments – just as there is with WordPress.
Read about Cart45’s Folder and file structure
Cart45 needs PHP5, MySQL5 and Apache. I know a lot of PHP frameworks and shopping carts cater for PHP4/MySQL4 as well as 5 but we want Cart45 to help push things forward. If there is sufficient demand for PHP4/MySQL4 then we may explore supporting them.
To celebrate the launch of Cart45, I’m giving away 3 copies to readers of this blog. To enter simply leave a comment or a question about Cart45 on this post (see form below) between now and 31st July 2008 and I’ll pick 3 winners at random.
Want to know something about Cart45 – ask me a question. I’ll do my best to answer it.