This month we're launching a series of articles which will describe a different app each month. May is dedicated to BackupBC - a successful app developed by Karim Ardalan of AID+BC and MIS, Inc. and Joe Wellborn of Practically Inspired.
BackupBC is the Business Catalyst backup solution that lets you sleep better at night. BackupBC leverages the new BC Open Platform to let you backup your website from inside the admin console.
With BackupBC, you can now perform backups in a fraction of the time it used to take. As partners, you can offer a new and profitable value-added backup service to your clients. Or, if you prefer, you can let your clients handle their own backups. BackupBC is so easy to use, you and your clients can start your first backup in seconds.
Here are some of the things you can do with BackupBC right now:
- Backup Files, Web Apps, CRM, and Ecommerce
- Backup your entire site or select only those items modified since any date of your choosing
- Save backups on your website and/or your local drive or favorite cloud storage
- Manage your storage preferences
New features in development:
- Backup Blogs
- Restore Wizard
- Backup other parts of your website as their API’s become available
Since its release in February 2014, BackupBC has been an extremely popular app on the BC App Store, breaking the record for most apps sold in a single transaction, then breaking the record two more times.
These horror stories, which probably sound familiar to most BC partners, can keep you up at night: One of Karim’s clients tried to delete an image and accidentally deleted the entire images folder. One of Joe’s clients inadvertently deleted all her web app items - and there were hundreds!
BackupBC was inspired by these stories, and the developers set out to create the easiest possible backup solution for BC partners and their clients.
About the developers
Karim Ardalan founded his web development company, MIS, Inc. in 1995. He became a Business Catalyst partner in 2008 under the name dashbee and has developed over 150 BC websites. He is a frequent speaker at BC events and is a member of the Partner Advisory Board. In 2011 Ardalan founded AID+BC, which helps the community learn about all things BC and Muse. Anybody who works that hard needs a good night’s sleep, and now with BackupBC he gets it.
Joe Wellborn started designing websites when Netscape still came in a box. He discovered Business Catalyst in 2009, and soon afterward he founded Practically Inspired, LLC to focus exclusively on BC. When one of his clients inadvertently deleted a few hundred web app items he started thinking about a backup solution. Now he sleeps soundly at night and wishes the same for you.
To give everyone this peace of mind, BackupBC have decided to set a special price for this app, for a limited period of time.
Only during May you have the chance to purchase BackupBC with a 50% discount.
Simply visit the BC App Store and buy it today!
If you are like Joe and Karim and you've developed a great app for BC, tell the whole world about it by reaching out to BCPartner-Team@adobe.com. We will be happy to share your story!
The Adobe Business Catalyst Team