Is Desktop shop the next stop for users?

Christian Zibreg (http://www.geek.com/users/dujkan/) at Geek.com writes an article asking the question on possible implications of a desktop application store (full article at http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/opinion-what-we-really-need-is-a-desktop-app-store-20090827/).

Seems to me a good idea especially for the average user and especially for the following reasons:

  • average users can make “impromptu” buying if price is low enough (like 0.99$ price on app store)
  • average users are often afraid of security and tend not to buy if not sure of the site. If the store is considered safe (like app store) will be a plus
  • average users can get centralized assistance on software bough, started by store (which can be payed by a small fee) and delivered by the software maker (that can get the rest of the fee)

Seems interesting… 🙂

This post as a comment also at http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/opinion-what-we-really-need-is-a-desktop-app-store-20090827/comment-page-1/#comment-1845072

Author: hotrao

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