[maemo-developers] App catalog (was Re: extras: autobuilders)

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Tue Nov 13 12:10:57 EET 2007
On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 20:16 +0000, ext Neil Jerram wrote:

> There's an interesting meta-point, also.  The current existence of the
> Application Catalog partly (largely?) reflects the fact that not all
> 3rd party apps are in extras.

I see (almost?) no relation. I imagine centralized distros using web
based catalogs to feature & promote their applications by letting users
comment and rate where they can also download.

>   Perhaps if almost all apps were in
> extras, and the AppManager UI was improved to cope better with large
> numbers of available packages, there wouldn't be much need for the
> Application Catalog any more?

And what about users browsing the catalog with a normal PC, being or not
owners of a tablet. The catalog is / should be a strong marketing tool
for maemo applications, both for potential and actual maemo users.

Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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