We've got some very exciting news: Vector has acquired the leading ExpressionEngine add-on development company, DevDemon (along with all their add-ons), and one of the top ExpressionEngine eCommerce platforms, Expresso Store!
DevDemon is known throughout the ExpressionEngine community as the creator of invaluable add-ons like Channel Images, Channel Files, Editor, and Forms. Thousands of sites rely on the capabilities that these -- and many of DevDemon's other add-ons -- bring. We plan to review everything DevDemon offers, see what still needs to be updated for ExpressionEngine 3, and then focus on building out new features.
Expresso Store is an extremely popular eCommerce platform for ExpressionEngine. Developers and their clients love it for its advanced reporting, easy-to-use user interface, flexibility, and large extensibility. Expresso Store runs on sites with thousands of products and millions of pageviews; it's a reliable and adaptable choice for stores of any size. Our current plan is to upgrade Expresso Store for ExpressionEngine 3 compatibility as our first action.
Many people know that we also own CartThrob, the other leading ExpressionEngine eCommerce platform. We intend to keep both CartThrob and Expresso Store running and dedicate time to improving each. Both products have different approaches to developing and managing an eCommerce store and we believe there's room in the market for both.
Over the next few weeks we'll be moving the infrastructure for both DevDemon and Expresso Store to our own and taking over support for existing and new customers. Thanks in advance to all customers for working with us through this transition.
I'd also like to thank Brad Parscale and the team at Giles-Parscale for making this acquisition so seamless and for taking these add-ons to where they are today. Brad shared the following thoughts:
I am excited to see Vector Media Group take control of DevDemon. For over a decade my company has played a significant role in the ExpressionEngine community. Recent events in my life and that of my company have changed our focus. I know many businesses rely on our products, so I am so pleased to see them end up in the best hands possible.
President, Giles-Parscale, Inc.
If you have any questions about this, or would like to discuss custom work or upgrade paths to ExpressionEngine 3 and Expresso Store 3, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re @VectorNYC on Twitter or you can email me personally at [email protected]!