MyTripScrapbook Deploys New Web 2.0 Applications with Morph AppSpace

Online travel scrapbook site selects Morph’s Platform-as-a-Service offering as its standard application deployment and delivery platform.

Cebu City, Philippines, August 07, 2008 --( MyTripScrapbook, a free online scrapbooking and social networking site that allows travelers to document and share their travel experiences, has deployed its latest set of applications as a hosted online service using the Morph AppSpace virtual application deployment, delivery, and management environment from Morph Labs.

The developers of MyTripScrapbook are creating a monitoring tool for escorted tour operators that will allow them to better visualize what their business is doing. A third application, currently in testing, is a sales channel application for professional photographers.

Morph Labs is the leading provider of Platform as a Service (PaaS), which provides software developers with a virtual application deployment, delivery, and management environment that makes use of open source technologies. Morph AppSpace gives developers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) an easy-to-use deployment and fully-managed hosting system for web-based applications that offers low subscription costs and a straightforward route to market.

MyTripScrapbook is a social platform that allows tour groups to build and share online scrapbooks and provides travelers with a free service to document their trip. Users can view their itineraries; create blog entries; share travel tips; post pictures; and chronicle their adventures. Scrapbooks can be shared with friends, family and co-workers, who can also comment on them. The service is designed for tour operators to use as a marketing tool, enabling them to provide their customers with a unique, fun personal site to chronicle their travels.

Morph AppSpace handles all of the system administration and application deployment for MyTripScrapbook through its low-cost subscription-based service, which starts from $1 per day.

“Morph AppSpace is a complete package, with all of the features that we need. It works so well, it’s become our standard deployment platform for everything we develop,” said Jim James, founder of MyTripScrapbook. “Morph AppSpace makes it absolutely effortless for a company like ours to develop and deploy Web 2.0 applications using Ruby on Rails.”

He continued, “We have deployed our own software as a service in the past but found it was not an effective use of time. Using Morph has dramatically simplified the application deployment and management process. It’s not only a safe and straightforward hosting environment, it also provides a real-time monitor of activity that allows us to assess use.”

“The success of MyTripScrapbook demonstrates how Morph saves time and money for small to medium size businesses and ISVs that are looking to develop applications,” said David Abramowski, CEO of Morph Labs. “It’s a great example of how Morph AppSpace subscriptions can seamlessly deploy an application to thousands of users, with the capacity to scale to millions of users.”

About Morph Labs

Morph Labs is the leading provider of Platform as a Service (PaaS) that virtualizes the application environment through the use of open source technologies to simplify the deployment, delivery, and management of web
based applications.

Morph Labs uses virtual infrastructures including Amazon Web Services to provide a truly elastic environment for web applications that can be instantly provisioned and seamlessly scaled.

Morph Labs is a global company with headquarters in Cebu City, Philippines with additional in-country operations in Manila along with Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas in the U.S.A.

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