Open Source Tools
“Open source is ideal to launch your business “ until you want/need to scale-up. Gartner every year is doing a ranking about the best open source e-commerce with the well-known number one: Shopify. We didn’t include Magento 2.0 as we don’t know what Adobe is going to do with the software/company.
10 millions of websites use WordPress as GOnnected.com is. It aims to be a 5min install and you have a lot of themes that can be used in order to customize your websites. It’s already mobile-responsive so you can gain time.
What’s great is the eco-system around them which implies some company like Envato with Theme forest created their business around it.
PrestaShop is a free open-source e-commerce solution which you can use to run stores in the cloud or via self-hosting. It has more than 700,000 websites using their solutions worldwide.
We can’t help thinking that is a handy e-commerce solution for your second version of the website (for small businesses) as you couple cool features (shopping cart, templates, e-marketing).
WooCommerce is the most used plugin for WordPress! It’s the E-commerce plugin used by 93% of the WordPress website and most used e-commerce open source in the world according to builtwith trends, before Shopify, Magento, PrestaShop and BigCommerce.
We like their promise:”We aim to grow and evolve our framework along with the growth and constant evolution within the company.“
Media player: VLC Media Player
To present VLC, can’t do better than their explanation on home page:”VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols”
For those who have downloaded at some points..I guess you have used it 😉
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