Google Web Store

Google web store is out, it’s just a bunch of links to websites. Really it does just about nothing. I love it! Why? Despite doing nothing at all, companies like the New York Times and NPR are making nice HTML 5, CSS3 websites. By targeting the “web store” they can ignore non standards compliant browsers. The sites are often much better and because they are just web links many of them run in Firefox and Opera. I did have some trouble loading the NPR app in Firefox though. Hopefully Firefox 4 and their web store will solve this. Anything that pushed companies to make nicer standards compliant websites is good in my opinion.

The web store does have one feature,  users can rate “apps” and the better apps can get featured.

By David

I am a supporter of free software and run Burke Software and Consulting LLC. I am always looking for contract work especially for non-profits and open source projects. Open Source Contributions I maintain a number of Django related projects including GlitchTip, Passit, and django-report-builder. You can view my work on gitlab. Academic papers Incorporating Gaming in Software Engineering Projects: Case of RMU Monopoly in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (2008)

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