W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webappstore@w3.org > September 2012

Re: Early Prototype -- Web App Market

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:04:48 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+LJDP4i=WDWSdTojxNQ6kVda3BwPy__hnb93hA-rAoBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>
Cc: 전종홍 <hollobit@etri.re.kr>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-webappstore@w3.org" <public-webappstore@w3.org>
On 29 August 2012 09:54, Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 29 Aug 2012, at 08:30, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>
>
>
> On 29 August 2012 08:32, 전종홍 <hollobit@etri.re.kr> wrote:
>
>>  Hi Melvin Carvalho,  ****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Web Application Store CG already have been formed in W3C. ****
>>
>> I think it would be good to discuss together what is the future of open
>> web application store.
>>
>
> Thanks for the pointer, I joined the list!
>
> Look forward to working with you on this. :)
>
> 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.
>

Thanks for the response.  I've had a bit more time to look at this, now.

Sure, it's possible to have data without a URI, but giving an app a URI
elevates it to becoming a first class citizen of the Web.  We can handle
both cases, but where it's possible to add a URI it makes life that much
easier.  The reason is that you can share the link, bookmark it, search and
index it, annotate it, add follow your nose discovery etc.


>
> 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.
>

I guess an easy start would be to know what kind of semantic market I need
in order to start cataloging examples apps, so that I can showcase some of
the existing ones we have in the RWW group.  Do we have a minimal list of
fields to get started?


>
> S
>
>
>
>> ****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Best Regards, ****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> --- Jonathan Jeon ****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> *From:* Kingsley Idehen [mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com]
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:14 AM
>> *To:* public-rww@w3.org
>> *Subject:* Re: Early Prototype -- Web App Market****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> 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 ****
>>    - 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]
>>
>>
>>
>> ****
>>
>> -- ****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Regards,****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen       ****
>>
>> Founder & CEO ****
>>
>> OpenLink Software     ****
>>
>> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com****
>>
>> Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen****
>>
>> Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen****
>>
>> Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/112399767740508618350/about****
>>
>> LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> ** **
>>
>>
>
>
Received on Monday, 17 September 2012 22:05:18 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 17 September 2012 22:05:18 GMT