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Re: Building a paid App Market

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:35:22 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLnX_2CxZK9XTaCJX7EEYzQo3My1xFDfdjy5Yk-zeVQ7w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
On 8 August 2012 20:25, Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org> wrote:

> oops, replied this to Melvin only:
>
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org>
> wrote:
> > yes, i'm definitely interested in this topic. Google Chrome have
> > disabled the possibility to install packaged apps from anywhere so it
> > is now a closed platform. Mozilla are still launching their store, did
> > you check it out? there's also 5apps.com who are working on app
> > deployment technology, and i tried (but failed) to convince Mozilla
> > Foundation to boost donations to free software web apps
> > https://github.com/unhosted/website/wiki/unhosted-web-app-dev-boost-fund
>

Thanks for the repost :)

Both chrome and mozilla app stores do look good, a lot of potential there.

I do like 5apps also, well presented app gallery etc.  There's now
app.nettoo ... (there's more out there too)

Michiel: do you know the best contact person at 5apps?  I'd like to cc them
on what we're thinking about, in case they have interest ...

Payswarm on the telecon yesterday said it may be quite easy to get a proof
of concept going with their code already

I think there's enough interest to flesh out the idea a bit more, and
decide what could be in scope for a basic prototype ... ideally we'd want
to collaborate with interested parties and create a big federated app
ecosystem ...

A combined shareable ratings and payments system (or at least blueprints
thereof) could also be the path to encouraging people to build great apps,
and deploy them to the Web ...


> >
> > the big question is of course how to convince people to pay for
> > software that they are also allowed to share and copy.
>
>
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