App store for Leopard / Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by iansilv, May 16, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    So waht is preventing Apple from expanding the app store to have a version that works on the mac os desktop and serves mac applications?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    http://www.apple.com/downloads/

    Which can also be accessed from the blue (not black) apple and choosing 'Mac OS X Software...'
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    While the iPhone is a closed system and Apple must control the quality and content of apps they release (almost got through that without laughing), OS x is not a closed system. Apple would never want the overhead required with being a middleman for every Mac application. Also, after 30 years of an open system, why would developers suddenly consent to a system where Apple takes 30% of their profits? The iphone is just a different type of environment than the Mac, so the App store model isn't as appealing there.
     
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    messedkid

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    Confused little German here....

    My apple is black, and I still have the option "Mac OS X Software". :p
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, that was supposed to read "now black"
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand the point you are trying to make.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    That there already is a centralized location (provided by Apple) to find Mac Software.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well sure- and there are dozens of shareware and download websites out there. But I am talking about the app store where updates can be submitted and applied, purchased licenses can be stored, etc. As in- the app store. Not a page to just download programs.
     
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    Sky Blue

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    Sounds like a great idea. Apple control new apps/updates/release schedule and you can't sell software you don't want as the license is through your iTunes account.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    I dread an AppStore for Mac apps! Though it may SEEM simple for the consumer, I really don't think that environment would be appreciated on the Mac.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did thy hook up facebook replies here too?
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking about this very same thing the other day. It would be cool, but as an alternative, not the only way to sell apps.
     

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