LivePerson Hosts Today eCommerce Developer Day, Connecting Hundreds of Developers With Leading Platform Companies

Silicon Valley event to feature leaders and experts from LivePerson, PayPal, and Magento. New platform technologies and initiatives will make it easier than ever for developers to build eCommerce applications. Entrepreneurs and startups can now deliver th

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN; TASE), a leading provider of online, real-time intelligent engagement solutions, today will host an eCommerce Developer Day in Silicon Valley to connect hundreds of developers with leading platform companies to explore opportunities for building the next generation of eCommerce applications.

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The eCommerce Developer Day will be held at the Plug and Play Center, a top tech incubator facility located in Sunnyvale, CA, and will feature presentations, discussions and demos led by thought leaders and successful technologists in the eCommerce industry. LivePerson, along with PayPal and Magento, will share best practices for developers to leverage the leading eCommerce platform technologies and global customer bases to build innovative applications for online engagement, payment, and website management. LivePerson will also showcase technologies from the latest release of its platform which includes a new toolkit that allows developers to easily connect to the LivePerson and Paypal platforms.

"Growing a startup business is no easy task," said LivePerson CEO Robert LoCascio. "An important strategy for developers and entrepreneurs is to work with top platform providers and tap into their technologies and valuable customer relationships. This is one of the best ways to monetize their code and expose their innovative applications to thousands of customers around the world."

"As a member of the developer communities of LivePerson, PayPal, and Magento, we have been able to build innovative eCommerce applications and go-to-market faster than ever before," said Jon Jessup, CEO of Cloud Conversion. "We not only get access to powerful platform technologies, we also can market our solutions and services to the customers of these platform companies."

LivePerson's new platform APIs allow customers and partners to build new applications to extend and integrate LivePerson's core chat solutions for social media, mobility, CRM, advertising, and marketing. LivePerson recently announced its Spring 2011 Platform release, which includes:

  • A new Agent API that enables LivePerson users to log in and take visitor chats via 3rd party applications
  • An enhanced Visit API that enables LivePerson customers to extend into mobile phone applications, social media channels, and many online application use cases
  • A new PayPal toolkit that enables integration between LivePerson and PayPal platforms

"There's never been a better time to be a web application developer," said Mark Trang, LivePerson's VP of Platform Technologies & Ecosystem.  "We're excited to share our technology and customer base with top developers and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Through events and our online community, developers can get the ideas and tools they need to build and market their applications with our global customer base."

The LivePerson Developer Community offers a complete set of platform tools and resources, which allows developers to quickly build applications that integrate with and extend LivePerson products. Membership is free and provides instant access to platform APIs, documentation, discussions, code samples, and more. To join, please visit: http://developer.liveperson.com.

A live webcast of the eCommerce Developer Day will be available beginning at approximately 2:00pm PDT at http://www.livestream.com/livepersoninc.

About LivePerson

LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) is a leading provider of real-time intelligent engagement solutions that optimize online conversions, customer service and support for companies of all sizes. Our web-based solutions use a scalable application and system architecture, allowing for quick deployment.  LivePerson offers a secure and reliable platform for delivery of relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. More than 8,500 companies including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Overstock and Orbitz rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson has been named one of America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies in 2010 by Forbes, and Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan.  LivePerson is headquartered in New York City with offices in Tel Aviv, Atlanta, London and San Francisco. For more information please visit http://www.liveperson.com

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