Terran Exchange LLC is a global marketplace for software, apps, and cloud services. We advertise developers and products to boost visibility and increase sales. Terran Exchange is ground-breaking in that we have created a social marketing and sales platform for commercial software developers. Terran Exchange as a web service will rapidly connect buyers and sellers of information technology in unprecedented ways. We call Terran Exchange “The Marketplace for Ideas,” in which the best products rise in a merit-based free market system.
Note: Terran = of or pertaining to the planet Earth
Buyers of Software/Apps/Cloud Services: small/medium-sized businesses, app consumers, tech users, IT-related organizations, iPad/pad/tabletPC/InternetTV users
Sellers of Software/Apps/Cloud Services: small/medium-sized software companies, freelancers, programmers, application software developers
With cloud computing on the rise and tremendous growth in apps, Terran Exchange seeks to aggregate developers and products from all across the application software industry. We hope to entice developers of extensions, addons, plugins for various development platforms to sell on our marketplace. Our listings of hundreds of thousands of products by end of 2011 will make Terran Exchange a leading software marketplace.
The page you are designing is the new face of our marketplace at terranexchange.com (homepage).
Aim for a design that is both easy to use, sleek, futuristic (epitome of cloud computing), but still functional enough that the user can find what he/she is looking for. Popular websites with such simple designs (WHITE BACKGROUND) are Google, Amazon, Youtube, etc.
The header of our site should have our logo and search bar. The header should seamlessly merge to the main content below (Note: BUY/SELL/EXCHANGE tabs will be removed).
We need the user to come to our site and immediately know what to do. If the user is a buyer, the main focus should be on the best products. So we require 3 sections dedicated to products:
Products can be displayed in both gallery and list view.
Our marketplace categories should be clear (standard left side). Our main six categories of apps are: Business, Communications, Education, Entertainment, Productivity, and Security.
Additionally, we also require a image and gallery display (JQuery) to advertise/showcase best products or developers at the top of the site.
Keep register, login space on top right. Include social media (facebook, twitter) icons.
Android Market - https://market.android.com/
Other marketplaces we like:
Chrome webstore (although we think this is too crowded) - https://chrome.google.com/webstore
Appexchange - http://appexchange.salesforce.com/home
Intuit marketplace - http://marketplace.intuit.com/
Microsoft Pinpoint - http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/default.aspx
Elance - elance.com
Ecommerce model sites:
Amazon - amazon.com
eBay - ebay.com