ExportReports.com

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve teamed up with Mark Phillips and the guys at Vertabase to publicly release ExportReports.com.

What is ExportReports.com, you ask?

ExportsReports.com is a site that enables users of the 37signals product Basecamp to export copies of their projects to a PDF file. Before ExportReports, a Basecamp user could request a backup of their site, and receive an XML dump of their project. Now, through our site, a user can ask for PDF exports at will. It’s perfect for either ongoing status reports, or an end of project knowledge dump to a client.

We do charge a small fee, but for the first month, we are running at reduced rates.

Technology

ExportReports was written with Adobe ColdFusion, and uses the Basecamp API’s provided by 37signals. Three factors led to us choosing ColdFusion:

  1. We needed to consume webservices, and ColdFusion makes this really easy.
  2. We needed to work with PDF’s and ColdFusion pretty much rocks the PDF.
  3. Let’s face it, I think ColdFusion rocks.

So, wish me luck on this commercial endeavor. If you’re a Basecamp user, I hope you like it. If not, become one, it’s a fantastic product. Then use ExportReports.com.

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