If end users can have their app stores, why wouldn’t developers get the same treatment? Appcelerator thinks this is the untapped market and has decided to do something about it. They used the CODESTRONG Developer Conference to launch its Open Mobile Marketplace, allowing ISVs and cloud providers to sell software and solutions across multiple mobile operating systems on Appcelerator’s Titanium platform. The potential for companies is pretty big, considering Appcelerator’s developer community counts more than 1.5 million members.
The new marketplace is launched with 50 leading mobile solutions, including PayPal, Salesforce, Millennial Media, AdMob, Box.net, Bump, DoubleClick, Greystripe, Omniture (Adobe), Scanbuy, Twilio and Urban Airship; and a full gaming platform with such modules as Gamekit, OpenGL (graphics) and Box2D (physics).
The service will enable any third party to sell native and HTML5 mobile modules, app templates, design elements, and cloud extensions to Appcelerator’s entire developer community. This in turn will allow developers to use existing components to beef-up their apps…
Sounds cool if you ask me. 😉