Just what Will be for sale in the Ubuntu software centre Come October?
Jul 08, 2010, 22:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The framework for supporting paid applications in the Ubuntu
Software Centre will almost certainly be in place for Ubuntu 10.10
- but what could users expect to see on sale?
"With the advent of mobile 'app stores' users are fast becoming
accustomed to paying a small amount of money for a decent
single-purpose application, be them for social networking, reading
RSS feeds or playing pong.
"The popularity of mobile applications has been fuelled, in
part, by the price point and the general quality of the
applications of offer. Both are related: The application is cheaper
to sell because it doesn't require overly complex or laborious
developing. In turn the application, because it's not trying to me
a jack of all trades and master of none, fulfils its own criterion