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Why not a Flash App Store

Posted by Charles | June 4, 2009 .

There are lot of app stores germinating lately, all following the foot steps of Apple App Store. There are:

  • Android Market – All the apps feeding the Google Android phone, well, two of them so far G1 and G2 (should have gone to Google I/O!)
  • Windows Market Place for Mobile – A long plain name doesn’t change the fact it’s an app store created according to MS DNA, copy the best.
  • BlackBerry App World – It’ll be so much easier just call it app store. Why they are all so shy when doing the right thing, even though they are not the first. BlackBerry is doing very well lately to enticing general consumers, rather than business suits.
  • Nokia Ovi Store – Nokia Symbian platform probably has the most applications out there than all other mobile platforms. It makes sense to setup a store for it.
  • Sun Java App Store – Maybe just Java App Store so it won’t get to Oracle’s nerve. Regardless, the whole app store thing seems give everybody a “why not” moment. And then I’m sure all the bosses would yield “why don’t we think of that earlier!”
  • Palm Pre WebOS App Store – Yes, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein said in the All Things Digital conference that his app store is coming. BTW, the Pre has mirror at back.
  • any more?

Well, how about a Flash App Store in the cloud?

Adobe is getting online anyway (100% online in 10 years.) And indeed there are more and more SaaS type of services from Adobe. A Flash App Store is naturally a next step to sustain the Flash ecosystem, Flash Games (online, offline, mobile, etc.), Flex and AIR applications, Flash widgets. There are quite a few Flash market place out there but none of them has the scale.

How about it, Adobe?

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2 Comments so far
  1. Sravan  June 4, 2009 9:38 pm

    I think the Adobe Marketplace is steadily growing by the day. For some reason, they don’t seem to do it while creating enough buzz.

  2. bjorn  June 7, 2009 2:55 pm

    A flash “app store” from Adobe would be great, I agree.

    I currently know of two market places for flash, namely flashden.net and flexden.net – haven’t tried them myself but they look like a good start.

    Of course, an official one from Adobe would probably become more popular though :-)

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