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Re: Facebook App Center Launches

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:29:12 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLwWvBggA99K6YPidf0zf54D7PcbuAWtMYd0dsR=Zbdmg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, Jan-Christoph Borchardt <jan@unhosted.org>
On 8 June 2012 11:15, Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org> wrote:

> chrome web store, also.
>
> the thing about the apple store is that it takes 30% of app sales
> revenue, and also blocks apps that are not in the interest of Apple,
> and also it makes people program in Objective C which binds a
> developer community to one brand. What's nice about Apple is that for
> web apps, they have a pretty good browser, and don't support Flash.
>
> it's nice to see facebook support web apps, although a lot of it will
> probably be flash. what's not so nice is that i presume these apps
> will all use facebook connect, which is of course even worse than
> Flash.
>
> What makes the Mozilla and Chrome web stores stand out is that they
> promote web apps. There is at the same time a trend towards "data on
> the wire", meaning web apps are unhosted, and access data from data
> APIs, using XHR.
>
> What is maybe making the web struggle to keep up with Apple is that
> it's not one official starting point, it's not whitelisted, so users
> run the risk of finding crappy apps, and it's less intuitive that the
> user may want to pay the developer (either with pay wall or with
> voluntary donation) for the effort of developing the app.
>
> What makes the web as such lag behind on Facebook specifically, is
> that a lot of people have their user data prefilled in facebook, and
> it's easy to build a rich app experience using that pre-existing user
> data.
>
> What the unhosted project tries to do is get people to own their own
> read-write-web host, where they have their (linked) personal data, so
> that apps can query the user data using XHR, just like on facebook
> connect, but without making facebook a central point.
>
> The web already has several app stores, but not a lot of people are
> using them yet.
>

I should perhaps make a wiki page for this.  I read today that google play
now has 600k apps.  Wouldnt it be nice if they could be ported to the web!
:)


>
> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Melvin Carvalho
> <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> http://newsroom.fb.com/News/App-Center-A-New-Place-to-Find-Social-Apps-175.aspx
> >
> > Seems to be quite a few app centers?
> >
> > Facebook
> > Apple
> > Android
> > Ubuntu
> > Mozilla
> > OpenSocial?
> >
> > Any others?
> >
> > I wonder if any of these apps can be bootstrapped to the Web.  Or we
> need an
> > app center for the web itself?
> >
> >
>
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