29 Oct '12, 10pm
There are around 100 million Notes clients. Why don't we have an AppStore?
to saw controversy among the assembled participants. Nathan complied and succeeded by mumbling "We need an AppStore". So far the legend, we will never know, did this happen that way. Nevertheless the question remains: "Does Notes need an AppStore? " After all Apple has one for both OS/X and iOS, Microsoft has one for all flavours of Windows 8, Nokia has one for Symbian, as have Amazon and Apple for Android. There are AppStores for Firefox and Chrome. Clearly Notes need one too! There are attempts around already . Not so fast! When looking at the AppStores one can see a pattern: Applications are installed on local devices (or browsers) If a server component is involved, it is provided in the cloud (outside the enterprises' firewalls) The bulk of applications are for personal and social use There are 10 to 100 thousands of applications Most of them are free or low priced, de...