- The Last of Us: A Game-Changing Masterpiece in the World of Gaming
- Maximizing Engagement on Instagram Stories
- Just Play Another Game: The Harm in Casual Dismissal
- New iOS Patch Released to Fix NPC Locations and Stuck Animals
- Is the Apple Watch worth the Investment?
- Say No to Humans: The Importance of Protecting our Planet
- Exploring the Interplay of Dark and Colors in Art and Design
- Why Manchester United is More Than Just a Football Club
- Get Ready for Exciting New Games on Xbox Game Pass in January
- Discovering Low-Cost NFT Projects with Strong Teams and Solid Communities
- Why Some People Prefer Android Over Apple: The Key Differences
- Exploring the Latest dApps on Binance Smart Chain s DappBay and CryptoCitizen
- LG s Menu System and Remote: Unbeatable in the OLED TV Market
- Gate.io Hosts AMA with a $100 Rewards Pool on January 12th at 1 PM UTC
- Choosing the Best High-End Smartphone for Your Budget: A Guide for the Over-50K Price Point
- Hacking: The iPhone vs Android Debate
- The Dilemma of Choosing Between an iPhone and a Washing Machine
- The Dark Side of Mega-Dominant Software Platforms: A Look at Poor Customer Support
- The Last of Us: Part I - How Will the PS5 Affect Sales and Marketing Strategies?
- Win Money with a Quiz: The Ultimate Guide
- 10 Lucky People Wanted: Show Us Your Homescreen and Win!
- Xbox Should Release Starfield on PlayStation for Maximum Reach
- Xbox and Bethesda Developer\_Direct Show Announced for January 2023
- Is the iPhone 14 Worth the Upgrade?
- Closer than Ever Event Featuring Samurai II and Piranha X in Parking, St. Petersburg, and L.A. Block
- Max Price for a Standalone VR Game
- 5 Tips for Creating Professional and SEO-Friendly Blog Articles
- My Tech Wishlist for the Year
- The Connection Between Modern Architecture and Depression: A Critique of Wokeism
- Is switching from an iPhone to a Samsung a good decision?
GitHub should start an App Store
February 1, 2021, 10:06 am
GitHub should start an App Store. Great idea! And GitLab too. They have the distribution and skillset to pull it off, and could make one-click installation work on desktop and Android, if not iOS.
except github is owned by Microsoft, so...centralization again.
Github app store is a good idea. But to make a really decentralize i think apps should allowed to be installed directly from app owners website. No app store at all. Sure there is a risk but there are ways to mitigate it.
Meh, Github is part of a BigTech that forces you to install software on your computer... NeverForget
support model for that
Would rather get a decentralized play store developed anew. May be more than one. As long as code provenance built on blockchain, there is no specific advantage github has I believe.
But then Github becomes a centralized bottle neck.
We welcome all apps (including Android) on SourceForge: You can also continue to use GitHub for development and sync releases directly to SourceForge automatically: All software is scanned for malware & no bundled installers.
GitHub bans projects for political or subjective reasons. They are not a good steward.
Weve had phone manufacturers launch app stores, new and old startups attempt it, but seldom do any succeed.. Distribution / Network Effects kicking in at scales that matter Imho the most deep-noded products (say the of tomorrow) will get s real shot at it!
Would definitely be down to make an app store like that, but would need help with funding
Would be totally down to make this, but would need some amount of funding
GitHub is also suspending people for political/ideological reasons
Terrible idea. Next App store needs to be anonymous/community ran and blockchain based. Github is owned by MS which does whatever government tells it to do. No thank you. Stop this madness.
Whatever says, will happen. In retrospect, it was inevitable !
Good for temporary solution bcuz even github can be corrupted when they get big enough so ultimate solution shld be complete DECENTRALIZED APP STORE!
Google (and Facebook`s news function) threatens to deplatform Australia. Time for a decentralised search engine + app ecosystem. Let`s say for arguments sake, GitHub starts a store. Given GitHub is owned by MSFT doesnt that just turn an app duopoly (GOOG and AAPL) into a triopoly, still controlled by tech giants?
Microsoft will fold under the pressure same as google or apple. Cool idea but naive
I`m curious if GitHub/Microsoft of today would actually support a legal or regulatory challenge to require open access to competing app stores on mobile platforms. The irony WRT the OS/browser consent decree which changed Microsoft in the past...
Not possible on iOS right? Seems like that needs to be fixed first, hopefully by the legal system.
Theres no need for an App Store when android users can already install any apk. Also yall aint thinking about this right. People should be building on the web + IPFS. If we continue improving web standards, users can have app like experience with PWAs
Agreed, verifiable installs from the source code could be a selling feature.
Github owns npm, so they already have the developer app store. Homebrew leverages github very substantially...
There should be a framework for competing app stores on all platforms; and linking apps to source code in a verifiable manner would me most excellent.
They censored Catalonia under pressure from the Spanish state. Great, a Microsoft app store
And from another angle, hopefully can win some ground too on the topic of alternative app stores
Did you check out Paytm`s Mini App Store ? GitHub has been doing some amazing work - iirc theyve managed to give Iranians access as well. Theyd be really good candidates for this
If GitHub did this, a few steps later there would probably a GitHub-distributed version of something like GrapheneOS and maybe GitHub hardware reference designs which could be single-clicked to a contract manufacturer..
Just say no to gatekeepers.
If Microsoft plays nice, then why did Parler not move their servers to Azure?
Love that, makes so much sense! Also one to keep an eye on is the team building an App Store on Arweave which would make apps censorship resistant / permanently stored - some say you can slowly boil a frog without it noticing but this is a fable in reality the frog will eventually notice, and escape the pot are you listening Democratization of app stores, Github is now owned by MS hence you can expect. And yes they have open source community support now
Android only iOS forget it
I love GitHub and think they`re well positioned, but Apple controlling iOS / macOS and Google "controlling" Android are where their major competitive advantages lie in terms of built-in distribution. Steam has done a good job showing outsiders can play too, though...
And give 30% to Apple?
Distribution-first is the new mobile-first.
IIRC sourceforge used to do something like that with binaries, monetizing with interstitials (or its ancient equivalent).