IM Creator , or IM ( / aɪ m / ) is a cloud-based software as a service website building platform and hosting company headquartered in New York City . IM was founded by CEO Jonathan Saragossi in 2011. The system enables individuals and businesses to create and maintain HTML5 websites, blogs and online stores without writing code. It operates on the WYSIWYGprinciple, and automatically generates cross-device, cross-browser compatible websites with built-in SEO tools. All services are bundled and hosted by IM is mandatory.

IM Creator’s users can build websites for free. Non-profits, artists and students are granted premium licenses provided that they’ve contacted IM with the information required. In its latest platform and new company flagship branded as IM XPRS, or the new IM Creator Website Builder, users must purchase premium hosting for additional features like premium support, e-commerce, unlimited hosting, emails, and domain connection; This is because the company offers its services on the freemium model.

History

IM Creator was founded in early 2011 by chief executive officer Jonathan Saragossi, who was formally working for Wix as the VP of its design team. The company, headquartered in New York City with an office in Tel Aviv, Israel , is backed by angel investors Sought out prior to launch icts. A few months after inception, IM Creator entered its open beta phase using a platform based on HTML .

Three to five months after open-beta, The Creator was featured in the article by The New York Times , CBS News and The Next Web online newspapers. [1] [2] [3] NY Times Revealed That IM Creator Claimed Over $ 2,000,000 from $ 300,000 from friends and family within its starting months.

A year later the company launched IM Creator Mobile Website Builder (branded as IXM), and in 2014, IM Free-a curated collection of free resources, all for commercial use.

In 2015, IM Creator introduced its latest platform-IM XPRS-along with its older website IM Creator Classic. The differences between the two sitebuilders is the site creation process, and that its latest platform allows for the creation of responsive websites using flat UI . Existing sites built in IM Creator Classic continues to be supported. The company also launched IM Self, an XPRS-compatible blog creator for mobile devices.

Industry competitors

IM Creator’s primary concurrents in the publishing industry website include WordPress , Squarespace , WebStarts, Weebly and Wix.com Among Others. Some of these competitors make services such as templates, and

References

  1. Jump up^ BARBIERRI, CODY (October 4, 2011). “IM Creator Design Tool Makes Everyone a Web Developer” . New York Times Company . Retrieved 16 February 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ “Build a Slick Business Website for Free (No Experience Required)” . CBS News . Retrieved 13 January 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ “IM Creator takes on Squarespace with an easy way to build beautiful websites in your browser” . The Next Web . Retrieved 13 January 2014 .