Manifold’s Marketplace as a Service puts app marketplaces in reach of any developer
Manifold, a startup known for providing all of the tools developers need in a single marketplace, has decided to make its core product available as a service, so that other companies can build a catalogue of related services without a fuss.
Everyone wants to be a platform these days, but creating the infrastructure to offer a set of related services, often might not be worth the effort. Beyond developing the actual catalogue of services, it requires skills like collecting money and distributing revenue. Most companies don’t have the skill set or resources to set all of that up, and Manifold decided to use its expertise to help out.
Jevon MacDonald, co-founder and CEO says they set out to build a complete management solution when they released their initial product last year. “The way we do that is by bringing things like billing, a single transaction for a developer, account management, teams and all the sort of things you have to do every time you use a cloud-based service or API.”
They felt the next logical step was to help their customers do something similar within their own ecosystems. “Now we’re here to talk about a Marketplace as a Service, which