Embarcadero AppWave Store: The World’s First True App Store for PCs
21/03/2011 2 Comments
Based on their advanced virtualization Embarcadero products (ToolCloud and All-Access) the new AppWave tools (Studio, SDK..) and portal seams to be dedicated to ease the building, publishing, updating, licensing and monetizing any PC software … and finally creating the first PC AppStore.
This move look to be quite smart, since Embarcadero will bring the experience of developing this technology under their own XE line of tools (RAD Studio XE, Delphi, RADPhp … etc) and just by observing the success of mobile apps stores (iOS, Android, BlackBerry ….) the outcome should benefit also the users and the developers … and of course Embarcadero.
For some insights of what this AppWave is all about, here are some quotes from the links mentioned in this blog post:
The AppWave Studio is free and easy to use. You simply take any Windows application built in any Windows application development platform (such as Visual Studio, .NET, Java, RAD Studio, Delphi, or C++) and run it through the AppWave Studio and upload into the AppWave Store, also for free. Now sit back while your Apps sell and you collect revenue. You can forget about all of the operational headaches of selling, marketing, licensing, ecommerce, delivery and shipping and get back to doing what you like… coding more apps. Or vacation while your apps earn you money.
With one click, users can instantly get the applications, updates, and licenses that they need to deliver on critical business projects. Based on Embarcadero ToolCloud technology, AppWave provides centralized licensing and on-demand software delivery
During this webinar you will see how to transform your application in App, today we just think about App when it’s related with iOS and Android, but no more, through the AppWave Studio you will be able to transform your application in App and upload into the AppWave Store for free. Forget about all of the operational headaches of selling, marketing, licensing, ecommerce, delivery and shipping, we will take care of that for you, you just need to start creating Apps
More details should emerge from the new Embarcadero Webinar on 23 March: The Next Developer Wave: Windows PC Apps also announced by Andreano Lanusse: AppWave building, selling and deploying Windows Apps everywhere
- http://embarcadero.com/products/appwave is not yet listened under Embarcadero’s products at time of this writing, and the documentation and the videos still point to the All-Access content. The app store currently seams to be accessible (in full) just for some field testers. A data sheet document is also available but seams to not be cleaned-up yet.
- AppWave is not yet publicly unveiled and advertised, but after some googling anyone can see the story developing. As a side note, Embarcadero just trademarked the AppWave(TM) and last year they registered the appwavestore.com domain.