Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Sat 14th May 2011 15:43 UTC
General Development Application stores are growing everywhere like mushrooms. While users have initially embraced application stores because of the ease they offer with application installation, developers have several complaints. Division of profits from paid application and ineffectiveness of the screening process are among the major issues. Are application stores the best distribution channel possible? Can they satisfy both developers and users?
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patrix
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2006-05-21

Repository:

- the OS/packaging group assembles the apps, compiles them, tests them, etc, and distributes them

App Store:

- the app developers submit their own apps to the app store

#1 is good for consistency (most of the times), while #2 is good for availability (users don't have to wait/hope/pray for the OS/repo people to package an app they want but isn't available).

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