Sunday, January 23, 2011

AllMyApps Aims to Be App Store for Windows




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A French startup hopes to be the one of the first, if not the only, app store for Windows.

AllMyApps originally launched in 2009, with the idea that the site could suggest a suite of free apps that could be installed on a new PC. In December, a beta version of the company's app store entered beta; now, by the end of the first quarter, a final version will be launched

"We want to make sure it easy to manage and discover all the applications on a PC," Favre said.

For now, the site looks somewhat like other app stores on the Web: apps are broken down into different categories ("communications," "security," "office," "audio," and more). The site provides about 1,500 apps at the moment, divided between locally-installed apps and those Web apps that live in a browser.

According to Favre, AllMyApps will also share characteristics common to other app stores: consolidating a list of all of the apps a user has installed, sharing them, and auto-updating them behind the scenes. AllMyApps will go a step farther, however, and allow users to transfer their apps to other PCs, like Valve Software's Steam service, as well as back them up to the cloud.

The company's games will be casual, however; Favre said that he does not wish to take on Steam directly.

Thanks to PC Mag for thee link

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