[maemo-community] N9 device seeding activity

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Apr 20 00:54:35 EEST 2012
On 04/19/2012 02:32 PM, ext Javier S. Pedro wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:32:24 -0700, Quim Gil wrote:
>> - Encouraging developers bringing stable&  interesting apps to the Nokia
>> Store. There is a source of inspiration at
>> http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Apps_Missing
>> http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=83333
> Any reason you are specifically mentioning Nokia Store? I am not a fan of
> promoting apps.formeego.org everywhere, but I am even less of a fan of
> making new devs think that the Nokia Store should be the destination for
> all things.

I was talking about the motivation of Nokia. While I won't try to 
convince *you* about publishing at the Nokia Store, I remember that the 
problems for individuals publishing in Ovi was a topic that generated A 
LOT of heated discussions. Nowadays those problems are solved, why not 
use that infrastructure?

Then you have the apps that are more experimental, rely on Developer 
Mode, etc. Fine, those are welcome too in this program - and clearly not 
in the Nokia Store.

This is not stopping anybody for using apps.formeego.org as well. As a 
side note, this is just the peak of a strategic discussion about the 
role of community / unofficial stores in the times when publishing imn 
official stores is simple and practical. Something for another thread.

> (Among other things, how are Qt5 apps going to enter the Nokia Store?)


> I understand that there might be a reasoning behind it (e.g. Nokia
> Developer pays :) ). But if there is no such reasoning I suggest dropping
> the requirement.

Ok to not make it a requirement, but why not making it a recommendation 
for anybody with a stable app installable without developer mode? If we 
care about N9 users this is the best way to reach all of them.

> Other than this nitpicking, the idea is of course welcomed and will
> certainly bring new people with renewed interest.

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