Intel just announced a new software app store for netbook apps. At the Intel Devleoper Forum in San Francisco, Renée James, senior vice president and general manager, Intel Software and Services Group, announced the general availability of the Intel AppUp Center.
This is an app store that will come pre-installed on netbooks, and will be available for download online. Intel partnered with Best Buy, UK-based Dixons and India-based Croma on AppUp.
To accompany AppUp, Intel also introduced the AppUp Developer Program
, aimed at driving app creation. From the announcement:
James acknowledged seamless experiences are only part of the equation. Open operating systems – such as Intel and Nokia’s* MeeGo*, hosted by the Linux Foundation – allow developers to create, invent and innovate. Pointing to contributions from industry leaders, James discussed MeeGo ecosystem momentum, highlighting a variety of MeeGo-based devices and how third-party software developments and the upcoming MeeGo Web runtime, to be released in October, will make it easier to write applications for these devices. Internet TV pioneer Amino* also joined James onstage to demonstrate how the company is taking advantage of the flexibility and openness of MeeGo to deliver an innovative MeeGo-based smart TV solution.
Intel also launched Tunnel Creek
(pdf), a new Intel Atom E600 SoC processor series developed specifically for embedded apps.