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Re: Early Prototype -- Web App Market

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:40:13 +0000
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1346224532-sup-6552@heahdk.net>
Excerpts from Melvin Carvalho's message of 2012-08-28 19:26:31 +0000:
> 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
>    - 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.
> 
> If anyone wishes to add apps, become an administrator or help develop on
> the system, please email me for a password.
> 
> Next steps will be to start adding apps and work on the payments system.
> 
> Feedback welcome!  I'll send out more updates as things improve!

Hi Melvin,

_all statements have implicit IMOs_ ;D

Do you plan of taking path to *demand* expressing gratitude for an app  before someone can even use it?

I hope that I just don't get the concept, otherwise I would see it a huge move backwards inferior to even old school shareware approach.

Could you please add more information on your current concept of *expressing gratitude* for apps to *About* page?

Also I see it bit to early to talk about broader topic I refer to as *polyeconomy* [1], but for open source apps one can already also express gratitude by fixing bugs, polishing documentation, helping at Q/A forum of this app etc. I hope in such *app markets* we could also put emphasis on such collaborative culture and don't get stuck with sadly still quite popular in present times commerce.

[1] http://polyeconomy.info

☮ elf Pavlik ☮
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