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Re: Building a paid App Market

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 16:09:28 +0200
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-rww@w3.org
On 7 August 2012 16:05, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 8/7/12 9:10 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> Now that we have a few social systems progressing nicely.
>> Do people think it's the right time to start working on a paid app market.
>> The idea of the web as the intersection of information spaces, could
>> apply to apps too.  ie to make apps that are as compatible as possible with
>> other app eco systems, but also to allow you to 'deploy to the web', and
>> add in a payment system to encourage people to build apps.
>> Perhaps it might be possible to hook in payswarm as a possible payments
>> system.
>> If anyone is interested in this idea, it's something I'd be happy to work
>> on, with maybe trying to get a proof of concept ready by end of next month
>> in time for TPAC.
>> Any thoughts, design ideas, issues?
> Interested in the idea, but need specifics fleshed out re. roles of WebID,
> ACLs, and Certificates as license mechanism etc..

So my initial thought was to try and create a simple web 3.0 platform using
drupal 7 and a webid login.

Then an app catalogue similar to : https://5apps.com/demos/

Then look at payments integration, which hopefully can be plugged in via

After a proof of concept, aim to bootstrap as many existing app
stores/centers/markets as possible e.g mobile (android, windows, ios etc.)
and web facebook, chrome, mozilla


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