Intel Gets an App Store

There is only one app store in the world, which is Apple’s. All the other companies have them, but they aren’t as popular. However, there is a new contender in the app arena. Meet AppUp Center, Intel’s brand new app store. At CES, Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced to the crowd that netbooks would get an app store. AppUp is a place where netbook users can buy programs made for netbooks. The AppUp Center launched today for Windows, and it will support Moblin-based operating systems, as well as more this year.

Apps are already up for download, and can range from being free to pay to download. More will soon be added, as they must be validated first. There are apps for pretty much anything: entertainment, business, games, education, health and social media, and more. As if it isn’t enough, ASUS, Samsung, Dell and Acer want to get together with Intel to make their own stores. I predict that soon we’ll see app stores from Staples and Wal-Mart. WTF.

However, let’s get back on topic. Intel says that developers will receive access to the computing netbook category. Moving ahead, Intel is slaving to bring the store to modern consumers. The partner stores give access to the developer and store services the Intel AppUp center offers. Services include validating apps, categorizing them, and utilizing a common transaction infrastructure to administer purchases and downloads for these stores.

It better be good, is all I have to say.

[CrunchGear]

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