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Re: Early Prototype -- Web App Market

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:14:00 -0400
Message-ID: <503D50B8.10602@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rww@w3.org
On 8/28/12 3:26 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> Now that the RWW is starting to have social systems based on Web 
> Standards (REST, HTTP, Linked Data) I thought it would be a good idea 
> to have a place holder for apps that can be deployed to the Web.
>
> The three advantages of this are:
>
>   * Showcase some existing apps
>   * Allow users to add more functionality to their social experience
>   * Add payment technology so that authors can be incentivized more
>
> I've started an early prototype for these two which I'll be fleshing 
> out over time.
>
> http://webappmarket.org/
>
> This is a non commercial open website, donated to the community. It's 
> based on wordpress to show a portfolio of apps.  And also the payswarm 
> wordpress plugin as a proof of concept for payments. Currently 
> payments are working with the dev payswarm authority.
>
> There are many app markets out there today,
>
>   * Ubuntu app market
>   * IOS App market
>   * Android app market
>   * Microsoft app merkt
>   * Facebook app center
>   * OpenSocial
>   * Twitter apps
>   * app.net <http://app.net>
>   * Chrome app store
>   * Mozilla app store
>   * 5apps
>
> To name a few.  The hope is to make, via HTML5 and the Open Web 
> Platform a growing ecosystem which will be the intersection of app 
> markets.
>
> There should be no censorship, but spam and malware should be removed.
>

Once you have Web-scale verifiable identity you kill off the effects of 
spam. Ditto malware. These irritations only exist today due to the 
Internet's identity flaw :-)

[SNIP]


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