JS-Kit, an online service that provides widget and commenting features, has today announced its partnership with AOL and Userplane. Last week, the company raised an amount of $3.6 million in the second round of funding. Khris Loux, the CEO of JS-Kit, told Startup Meme that with this partnership, the company’s reach to registered publishers has reached 900,000.
The first widget which is going to be distributed will be JS-Kit Rating Service through Userplane channels. The challenges due to economic crisis are there, but the company still continues to grow, though with a small cost.
Userplane is owned by AOL and provides a number of free and paid publishing tools such as message boards, AIR applications, multimedia tools, etc.
According to the GM of Userplane and VP at AOL, Sam Wick:
Both Userplane and JS-Kit bring interaction to websites and, incredibly, our product offerings are 100% complementary.
According to JS-Kit CEO, Khris Loux:
As IT budgets tighten in 2009, web publishers will be able to turn to our low cost, yet feature rich product suite, to achieve their objectives.
Furthermore he said:
With this collaboration, publishers will also benefit by working with companies they know will be around. They can enjoy one-stop shopping with either of us, and they’ll get familiar with how our technologies work and can leverage that experience with any of our apps. It’s a great solution for everyone.