AppVisor is the result of strategic agreement between WUGNET Publications Inc and the Association of Software Professionals (ASP). AppVisor’s mission is to address the growing needs of the global software publisher and members and the ASP who use the specification, “PADR”. PAD(R), which stands for “Portable Application Document” is a worldwide registered mark, protecting the PAD trademark, intellectual property and copyright of the Association of Software Professionals.
We are a team of software industry veterans who have a collective experience of nearly 75 years in on-line software distribution, support and promotion. We are active members of the Association of Software Professionals, founded in 1987, an organization that has promoted the safe, secure and active distribution, publication, and support for freely downloadable software.
Today, there are well over 40,000 software publishers and nearly 2,000 websites currently dependent on the PADR standard for publishing their listings of downloadable software applications. Software websites supporting PADR include Soft32, DownloadAtoZ, MajorGeeks, PC World, Softonic.com, Softpedia.com and many others. AppVisor was formed to meet the growing needs of today’s changing market and to update, enhance and support the PADR platform.
AppVisor has partnered with award winning software developer Mykola Rudenko, author of the world’s #1 software submission tool, Robosoft, to create a complete web-based platform to support the latest PADR Specification v4.0. This new specification adds critical new security resources for publishers and websites, new content including video, social network support, state-of-the-art promotion (submission) services, DynamicPad analytics, PADR certification and finally, the official PADR Global Repository of “Applications”. This repository features “certified” PAD files, ensuring that ALL the information in a publishers file has been reviewed and authenticated. The repository can be found on https://repository.appvisor.com.
The ASP’s PADGEN v3.11, a free desktop PADR authoring tool, is no longer be supported under PADR v4.0 and in its place, publishers should immediately register their company on AppVisor’s Publishers gateway and control panel, https://publisher.appvisor.com. Once registered, publishers will be able to access AppVisor’s many tools for submission, promotion, SEO, PADR analytics (ie: real time tracking of distribution, downloads and access) of their applications listed on PADR supported sites).
The ASP's PADKIT, a set of scripts and API designed for websites who wish to build a software website, was last updated in 2006! Over 2000 websites currently are built on software application listings, which are based on the software publisher's PADR file. Its estimated that there are 250,000 or so PADR files, mostly made up of Windows, followed by Mac, and Linux. The former "PADR REPOSITORY" previously hosted on the ASP website was an open-access database of PADR files. This database, had an accumulated database of 150,000 submitted PADR files.