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    Python Series 60 App Store?

    It seems like it should be quite straightforward to define a format for repositories of pys60 scripts with an associated application to choose between them, submit reviews, download them, launch them and so on, ideally entirely written using pys60.

    Admittedly it's not particularly difficult at the moment to download and install pys60 scripts, but making it possible to do this natively would be very convenient and potentially popular facility - look at the success of the Apple iPhone app store.

    The requirements would presumably be:

    • login/user id of some kind
    • view "feed" of apps
    • dl an application script (+image files etc) and write to file
    • review and "uninstall" scripts
    • a specification and implementation for the server side of this


    Is anything here impossible/anything I've missed out?

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    Re: Python Series 60 App Store?

    Quote Originally Posted by james2k6 View Post
    ...anything I've missed out?
    Well,

    I think you might have missed that it's possible to create SIS files from script.py and thus distribute as normal apps... but otherwise great idea!

    Cheers,

    --jouni

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    Re: Python Series 60 App Store?

    I hadn't got round to trying this as it always seemed quite awkward, but it appears that it may have become easier with the latest version of pys60? But I think it still requires the Python runtime to be installed too? And aren't there issues with signing of installer files that wouldn't be the case with pys60 scripts? So something like an "app store"/repository browser should make distribution of pys60 apps more accessible. Another benefit to an "app store" working with scripts is that the user could actually see and modify the source code.

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    Re: Python Series 60 App Store?

    Quote Originally Posted by james2k6 View Post
    It seems like it should be quite straightforward to define a format for repositories of pys60 scripts with an associated application to choose between them, submit reviews, download them, launch them and so on, ideally entirely written using pys60.
    !
    It's a great idea! Creating sis, getting them signed etc. is all a bit too much hassle, and takes away some of the ease of python, imho. I would be up for it :-)

    Cheers,

    Joerg

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    Re: Python Series 60 App Store?

    i'm working on an app store, but it contains python and non-python apps, themes, wallpapers, games and more..it's based on a xml repository structure to support multiple servers

    here's my homepage http://code.google.com/p/pystore4symbian/

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