Google Wave To Have Its Own App Store

Google Inc. seems to have throwing its weight behind the new upcoming communication collaboration tool, Google Wave, which would enable web users to bring various communication channels, including email, IMs, as well as social networking under one virtual canopy.

Along the same line, the search engine behemoth has unleashed an app store for the service that would allow users to download a wide range of useful apps to spruce up their communication patterns in a novel way.

Incidentally, the co-founder of the product, Lars Rasmussen, has already discussed about the app store for Google Wave at a Google Technology user Group conference recently held in London, and has now confirmed the launch.

As per the report from The Next Web blog, the app store for Wave would allow (and encourage) developers to make money for their endeavours by developing apps for Google Wave.

Launching an app store for the product seems to be a lucrative proposition for the company, as it would help furnish the product with host of handy apps and enhance its appeal by the time it becomes available for the general public sometime around next year.

An app store is increasingly being seen as a one-stop shop where developers and users alike can access a flurry of software and services either for free or at a cost. The concept was brought into mainstream by Apple's App Store.

Our Comments

So Wave will get its own App store. Is it just me or App stores are just cropping up right, left and center and just making it more difficult to move around. It reminds me of the times where other platforms were competing with Wintel; the likes of Atari, Amiga or OS2 had their own applications and tried to lock in the users, the same way App stores are doing now.

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