Intel announced its plans for an App Store for netbooks a long time ago. In fact, it was so long ago that the project almost slipped our minds completely. Intel launched the AppUp beta in January, at CES, but we haven't heard much about it since. However, AppUp is back in the news this week as Intel executives today announced that it is out of beta and now open to everyone.
Compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP and Moblin netbooks, the AppUp Center can be downloaded via Intel's AppUp.com or Best Buy's website and an Asus-specific version will come pre-loaded on the company's netbooks this fall. The AppUp store offers both paid and free applications for news and weather, social networking, productivity and more. Intel today named Adobe, Accuweather, Barnes & Noble, Funkitron, Gibson Guitars, iWin, Kaplan, KONAMI, and Lifetime as companies who had already submitted apps to the store.
Do you think there's a place for applications on netbooks? Let us know in the comments below!
Agreed. I think this will never get off the ground.
The original appstore really are the Linux's repositories. That was the first time I started to just pick out the apps from a list and they would get installed automatically. Nobody took notice of that because the open source movement does not have a big marketing department... maybe the should get one!
Ive already seen the cake, through a "Portal" on my ION Netbook