Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Mac Store Opens: Will the Mac ever be the same again?

The Mac App Store opened it's virtual doors today and I worry that this means that the Mac becomes a less innovative platform. With every bug fix and every iteration in software development now needing approval, will this be the day that the Mac platform becomes significantly less stable and more vulnerable.

Okay, what is the Mac Store? Apple described it as being "just like the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. So it’s as easy to find and download Mac apps as it is to add your favorite magazine to iPad or a new game to iPod touch. You can browse Mac apps by category, such as games, productivity, music, and more. Or do a quick search for something specific. Read developer descriptions and user reviews. Flip through screenshots. When you find an app you like, click to buy it."

Other than this being on Mac's servers, I'm not sure what the innovation is here. AppFresh and MacUpdate already tell me which applications I have installed have updates available.

If you want it (and probably, knowing Apple, even if you don't), get it from Software Updates or MacUpdate.

1 comment:

tcb13 said...

The next step will be Jailbreak for Mac :(
The world of computer taken by big companies is becoming a worse place...