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Re: The future of appcenter


2013/3/26 Goncalo Margalho <g@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> I think that the AppCenter now is just a wrapper of packagekit, i mean,
> instead of using apt you use AppCenter, how do you add reviews? paying apps
> etc?

No, it's not. PackageKit API does not provide application screenshots, for
example. They're fetched on-demand from http://screenshots.ubuntu.com/ or
http://screenshots.debian.org/ (they're the same website anyway).

As for paid apps, there's a staggering number of possibilities. Ideally
we'd use something distribution- and vendor-independent, and I have a few
ideas on how to achieve that. But IMO it's too early to discuss
implementing paid apps yet. We'll design the architecture for that when we
get there.

Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
OS architect @ elementary

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