Aconex, the Australian-based online information management and collaboration platform for the construction and engineering sectors, has just released its software API (Application Programming Interface), meaning that it can now be integrated with other client software programs and third-party developers can build apps for desktops or mobile devices such as the iPhone.
The move is a logical one for Aconex. It helps major clients — such as Grocon, Brookfield Multiplex, Hansen Yuncken, Qantas, IKEA and McDonald’s — manage complex, project-related information flows. The more its software talks to other client software, the more compatible and appealing it becomes for existing and prospective clients.
Product director Rob Phillpot said the company is already developing an app for the iPhone, so clients can work on the platform while on the move.
Aconex is recognised as a global leader in its field and has won many accolades, including the Global Growth category at the 2007 Anthill Cool Company Awards and inclusion in Anthill’s Smart 100. The company also pulled off a remarkable coup last year by raising $107.5 million in US private equity during the early stages of the Global Financial Crisis.