Raspberry Pi Rolls Out Its Own App Store

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If you’ve been following the evolution of the tiny-and-inexpensive computer Raspberry Pi, you’re probably not too surprised to know that the Pi Store launched today to give budding and mature developers and chance to share and sell their programs.

Raspberry Pi Store Launched Today

The Pi Store is an X application under Raspbian and is also accessible on the Web at store.raspberrypi.com. The store is launching with a modest 23-title catalog, but that number is likely to increase pretty quickly as hobbyists and developers rush to get their projects approved. Raspberry is encouraging folks to add their own tutorials to the Pi Store to help fellow hobbyists, and it’s offering free sprite packages for game developers. The Pi Store has guilt a recommendation engine to encourage users to find and try programs. For now, you can find LibreOffice and Storm in a Teacup, among others.

The Raspberry is designed to be an easy-to-access system for students and others to learn to code, though it’s also being used in many other settings. Raspberry recently released the low-power-consumption Pi Model A, which is aimed at home media centers, industrial applications, and robotics. The Model B is the version that students and hobbyists typically pick up.
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OSunday replied on Mon, Dec 17 2012 2:06 PM

What started as a project for opensource hardware created it's own software and it won't be long now till we start seeing Raspberry Pi's OS competing with other OS's for a variety of function.

Considering all the creativity and innovation that gets done with the Pi's it's good to see they streamlined things with their own app store to help make a dedicated and supported source for things for the Raspberry Pi.

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