ctrlX AUTOMATION stands for maximum openness. This is reflected among other things in the ctrlX World. Within the platform, users can use apps from Bosch Rexroth, third-party applications or apps they have created themselves. These apps can be downloaded via the ctrlX App Store and assigned to the ctrlX CORE control platform via a license system. Third-party suppliers can integrate apps via the Software Development Kit (SDK) for ctrlX AUTOMATION. Existing code can easily be integrated as an app - for both real-time and non-real-time applications. Numerous programming languages like C++, Python, Java and many more are supported. Via the ctrlX Data Layer these apps can contain automation data and exchange information with other apps. Bosch Rexroth is also working intensively on further partnerships in the field of hardware and is opening its platform for co-creation of new solutions. Users thus benefit from the constantly growing ecosystem.