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Re: Early Prototype -- Web App Market

From: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:54:36 +0100
Cc: 전종홍 <hollobit@etri.re.kr>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-webappstore@w3.org" <public-webappstore@w3.org>
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To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
On 29 Aug 2012, at 08:30, Melvin Carvalho wrote:

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> On 29 August 2012 08:32, 전종홍 <hollobit@etri.re.kr> wrote:
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> Web Application Store CG already have been formed in W3C.
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> I think it would be good to discuss together what is the future of open web application store.
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> Thanks for the pointer, I joined the list!
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> Look forward to working with you on this. :)
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> As timbl pointed out in this weekend's keynote.  I think a starting point would be that apps need to have a URL, to be "on the Web".  Then we can collate the meta data of compliant apps, then build bridges to apps/widgets that use specific markup.

Welcome Melvin!

We also cover packaged web apps - that is web apps that are portable and can be hosted anywhere and so don't have a canonical URL. Packaged apps contain their own metadata in a manifest file, and a URI for an identifer. 

However, conceptually its the same thing - for a hosted app, you would probably interrogate the site for the metadata, whereas for a packaged app you read the included manifest when you install it locally. 

As long as the metadata is close enough semantically, you can do a reasonable job of putting both kinds of app in the store (hence the discussions on webapps about making sure the metadata in the Mozilla proposal for hosted app manifests is consistent with W3C packaged web apps (aka Widgets)).

There is also a bit of a grey area I keep coming across, which is apps that are normally considered hosted, such as OpenSocial apps, but don't have a canonical URL as they are also portable and can be rehosted. I've talked about this a bit with some OpenSocial folks - it may be a case of giving these kinds of gadgets a URI identifier, and/or packaging them us as W3C widgets for transport and installation.

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> From: Kingsley Idehen [mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:14 AM
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> Subject: Re: Early Prototype -- Web App Market
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> On 8/28/12 3:26 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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> 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.
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> The three advantages of this are:
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> 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.
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> http://webappmarket.org/
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> 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.
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> There are many app markets out there today,
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> 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.
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> 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 :-)
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