Is there an App Store for the Macbook?

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  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    Something like the App Store for the iPhone/iPod?
     
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    How so?
     
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    I think it'd be a pretty cool addition to iTunes.

    The OSX store - all purchases could run through the traditional iTunes route, but the programs themselves don't have to be managed through iTunes (like the iPhone apps and the like)

    Think about it, apple could offer games, widgets, programs, plug-ins etc. All in the same place as their music, movies and apps.

    One single trusted source for customers

    Just my £0.02
     
  8. huuan macrumors newbie

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    it's odd they haven't done this already.
    it makes so much sense.
    Oh well I guess it did take from early 90's to a couple three years back to go from newton to iphone.
    sometimes apple can be a bit slowwwww, almost dull.
    They almost had it with the newton but they were a little bit, ever so slightly, closed architecture.
    I wanted to use newtons to control lab instruments with the infrared port but they would not release either source or an API for the infrared. Now they have gone to the opposite extreme with the iphone and you can do almost whatever you want.
    I look forward to app store for computers becoming the norm. Apple can do it now or eat someone else's dust. follow the $
     
  9. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. It's called the internet.
     
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  11. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    There's an application called Bodega... it's similar to an App Store for Mac OS X that offers a catalog of applications:

    http://appbodega.com/
     
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    Very true! But when the thread was made, the Mac App Store wasn't even a twinkle in Cupertino's eye.
     
  14. croooow macrumors 65816

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    So Apple got the idea from Boesky? Who seems to have been banned from this forum...
     
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    agreed.

    WTH are people doing by reviving threads from 7 months ago for which the answer is obvious!
     
  17. Jakedono macrumors member

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    Hahahahha. Fun looking back on this. I wonder what new things apple will come up with in the future
     

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