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Re: Building a paid App Market

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 00:10:18 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJw4zcjx8V8jznpD5Nocgz33eVpDHv24SSadWvVBdrmYQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: public-rww@w3.org
On 8 August 2012 23:48, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> On Aug 8, 2012 2:36 PM, "Melvin Carvalho" <melvincarvalho@gmail.com
> > Payswarm on the telecon yesterday said it may be quite easy to get a
> > proof of concept going with their code already
>
> We just released a new version of the PaySwarm reference implementation
> a few hours ago that is capable of providing payments for HTML5 Web apps
> as well as in-app payments.
>
> This release includes documentation on the PaySwarm REST API:
>
> https://dev.payswarm.com/docs
>
> There is quite a bit more to the REST API than is documented... we'll
> try to document more as the weeks go on. However, what we've released so
> far is already capable of implementing most of the payment portion of
> what you guys have discussed on the list so far. You just need the one
> call to /transactions.
>
> There is code with examples on how to use the REST API from the command
> line here:
>
> https://github.com/digitalbazaar/payswarm.js/tree/master/examples
>
> There's an implementation for Wordpress (in PHP) here:
>
> https://github.com/digitalbazaar/payswarm-wordpress
>
> and a demo of the code above here:
>
> http://payswarm.com/wiki/WordPress_Recipes_Demo
>
> I'll try to put together a proposal over the next couple of days and
> send it to the mailing list. I don't think it would be much work to
> setup a demo HTML5 Web App that somebody purchases. We should also be
> able to demo in-app payments with a tiny bit of extra work.
>
> In the mean time, if you're interested in the Web Payments stuff, you
> may want to also join the Web Payments Community Group:
>
> http://www.w3.org/community/webpayments/
>
> and also join the mailing list:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webpayments/
>

Hi & Welcome to the RWW! :)

For those that dont know Manu already, he is the brains behind many awesome
Web technologies such as RDFa 1.1 (W3C REC), JSON LD, Payswarm, Web Keys,
and chair of the W3C payments Group.

Thank you so much for these pointers to existing code.  I think it would
make complete sense for us to reuse this, to help build a working
prototype, while we sketch out the long term aims.

RWW CG already hosts a wordpress instance for our blog / CMS.  Using any
framework is a double edged sword, but It might be an idea to reuse
wordpress to quickly deliver a proof of concept.  Indeed, I believe
wordpress powers roughly 25% of all web sites, so perhaps a robust enough
platform to build to in the longer term.

I'll have a look through the code in more detail in the next few days, and
look forward to working with you to put together a "minimal viable
product", and some concrete milestones.

Thanks Again! :)


> -- manu
>
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: Which is better - RDFa Lite or Microdata?
> http://manu.sporny.org/2012/mythical-differences/
>
>
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