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From Albretch Mueller <>
Subject Re: any servlets to implement sort of a google-play-like functionality for android and other types of mobile devices?
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:39:24 GMT
> Unless you are talking about setting up some kind of "app store" and using Tomcat to do
that? but in such a case, the issue would not be about Tomcat, but about creating an "app
store webapp" running under Tomcat. Or?
 Exactly! Where is an (or the?) "app store webapp" running under Tomcat?
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 Some key benefits of this technology include seamless version
updating for globally distributed applications ...
 Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP):
 Updates of the software download from the Web become available when
the user has a connection to the Internet, thus easing the burden of
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 I would add that you could run it on any browser backed by a JRE (any
browser!) and from any compliant java web server. Other than the
little obsession google has about constantly being on your face/"being
reality", becoming some sort of "Internet goverment"
> The whole concept however seems to me a throwback ...
> ... And service providers, instead of developing a web application once for one standard
browser platform, now have to invest in creating 3 different redundant "apps" in order to
cover their cool clients lifestyle choices.
It seems strange to me that nobody seems to raise any objection to
this gigantic waste of resources.
> Or is that my fossilised brain at work again ?
 This is also exactly how I feel about it. I have seen that before in
technology, we are going now through the "talking dog" phase ;-), then
people will start making sense by asking themselves. Well, what it is
actually saying? Does it make sense? ...
 I find really odd that "while Android Market keeps 30% of your app
price and gives you the remaining 70% ..." and the percentages is not
what I find odd, but the tacit fact that it is google the one
"keeping" and "giving".
 I see things technological getting uglier and uglier. Oracle "buying"
Sun, Oracle suing google, Apple suing Samsung ... so I thought there
might be some "legal" issues developers are avoiding, but it doesn't
seem to be the case. As of today:
$ date
Tue Oct 23 04:31:07 UTC 2012
 there certainly are "alternatives":
 So, again, where is the "app store webapp" running under Tomcat,
Jetty, or any other servlet container?
 Are we starting such a project?

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