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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : Codename Synergy - a multi-os app store
   posted by phoenixkonsole on 25-Sep-2013 16:31:41 (2876 reads)
Hello,
Some may know AROS Broadway and AEROS. Broadway haven't gotten any updates for quite some time and the iso is now gone, as well. The thing is, I really wish to reach 1.0 status as defined in my roadmap from 2009.

2 things are missing:
A better workbench
An appstore (called app browser in the past)

It took a while but with Magellan and our appstore (still nameless, maybe synergy or app-browser, Broadway Boulevard .....) things will change quickly... (Please click 'Read more')


Some details about the app store:
- uses virtual currency called amicoins (can be bought in form of code-cards from a participating Dealer, codes via email) Paypal is not necessary but is possible.
- Amicoins can be donated to developers
- Client will be available for different platforms as AmigaOS, AROS, MorphOS, Windows, OsX, Linux, indieGO!
- registered developers can upload software on their own
- users can alert if there is anything wrong with an app legally
- hosting is for free
- service fee is 25% of app price normally, but can be discussed per developer -

Customers of ares-shop.de/buyers of AMC and Gemz will get a little cashback in form of Amicoins.
Interested Developers can contact me, else I will contact you

Release date:
Asap in 2013, also because Broadway and AEROS will be only available through the app browser client.
    

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amigang 
Re: Codename Synergy - a multi-os app store
Posted on 25-Sep-2013 17:38:43
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Nice, seem to be a little race for an app store for Amiga, with A-EON announcing it own. I wish you luck.

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Posted on 25-Sep-2013 18:04:15
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Yep,
Like the race to the moon. red ones have lost last time ; )

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Posted on 26-Sep-2013 0:26:34
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projekt metropolis is for all platform.but seems a little dead at the time

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Posted on 27-Sep-2013 9:09:09
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Gratulation...

not many people here seem to see how important this is. When I contacted former amiga game-developer one of the requests was a appstore so this is very important if we want to have commercial development again.

Another topic that created interested was ARM.

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Posted on 27-Sep-2013 9:50:54
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Yep,

i have already "secured" some software so i hope an existing, open minded apps store can bring new apps and games.

The first and important step will be to get quickly a lot of registered users so people can see that coding for our platform makes sense.

Also it will work on AROS68K ; )
And i am thinking about to "donate" Distro Maintainers a part of the incoming fees.

So the "openamiga" standard becomes a bit more important too.

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Posted on 27-Sep-2013 11:13:16
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nice

any chance to support a mobile platform like f.e. Android?

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Posted on 27-Sep-2013 11:35:25
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Yep but you would need to allow apps not installed from google play.
Well Amazon does it too : )

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Posted on 27-Sep-2013 11:43:16
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In theory anybody for any OS could write a client which comunicates to the App store api.
So far Windows, Linux, OSX, AROS, AmigaOS(3.x/4.x) and MorphOS are primary targets.
Android makes sence too.

I would also like that someone can download a aplication for another OS than he uses currently, depending on what the developer of the applications defines as security level. We will see how fast develepment of "extra features" will be but a first release will be definetely this year and asap.

A sort of DRM for audio and video is doable but personally not liked : ) . It can be done if a content creator really asks for it.

Last edited by phoenixkonsole on 27-Sep-2013 at 11:44 AM.

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Posted on 28-Sep-2013 8:23:42
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A sort of DRM for audio and video is doable

How do you implement DRM on MorphOS?

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that are really good news. A app store is one of the basic requirements if we want commercial development again.

And on AROS I look forward to see Magellan "in action"

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"Sort of" means:
We can bound "content" in a container which needs a validated app store account in order to be executed. So if you have the client on AmigaOS, MOS, Windows, LInux and you logIn on those systems with your account data you could playback those files.

Depending on what a content creator likes you could burn the file x-times to a CD or something like that. Yep.. in that case you could do a mp3 from the CD..

Similar to Itunes DRM policy.

EDIT:
DRM is not needed/wanted in my eyes but as described we can offer this if someone asks.

Last edited by phoenixkonsole on 28-Sep-2013 at 08:56 AM.

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Posted on 29-Sep-2013 1:41:31
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I like the idea of an app-store.
I think the 'Amicoins' idea seems like an over-complication though, and one that might put people off since it would require people to commit money prior to 'spending' it.

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I have thought many times about the pro and contra regarding a virtual currency/point system. The result is that i would risk to try it out, if it fails we can change it.

One reason is that the remaining Amiga "HW" dealers can also be involved by selling those point cards.

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25% That's the spirit!

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Do you think 25 is too much? I think it is a more than fair starting point and as written above it can be discussed on a per developer base.

The "service" the system offers to a developer is:
free hosting
free advertising / cross advertising
a market right in front of potential customers
Managing payments and monthly payments to developers (some app store have a fixed ammount of money which has to be reached before they do a payment to the developers)

All in all i think 25% is a good starting point but i have no problem if someone has good arguments for a lower fee.

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Posted on 25-Nov-2013 6:55:34
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I think 25 percent is very fair. Itunes and Google Store (and other similars) to my uinderstanding usually take one third of the price.

Sure you can argue that in Amigaland the benefit might not be as great as in Mac/Android land, but I dont think you should go to 10 percent fee or something, since you need to make it actually a viable business to be both able as well as interested in taking all the necessary effort to run it smoothly.

I am personally very happy to see there are now multiple efforts in bringing app store to Amigaland for that is something I have been wanting to see for a long time.

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