Application Development: Sun's Java Store Targets Millions of Desktop, Online Users
At the 2009 JavaOne conference, Sun Microsystems gave the first public demonstration of its Java Storea new distribution channel for developers to directly connect with the more than 800 million desktop Java technology users, Sun says. The Java Store is a consumer-facing storefront for the discovery and purchase of Java and JavaFX applications. Sun is aiming high with the Java Store, which it released as a beta for developers at JavaOne. The company is first targeting the desktop, but will later enable Java-based applications for smartphones and other devices to be sold through the store. More information on the Java Store can be found at http://store.java.com.