Saturday, December 22, 2012

App Store For Raspberry Pi Launched

App Store For Raspberry Pi Launched
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The Pi Store was announced recently giving Raspberry Pi users the opportunity to download applications, games, tools, and tutorials for their super-small-sized computer system.

Users can download or upload content through the X app from or into the Pi Store as revealed through the Raspberry Pi blog. All content will be moderated before they are added into the virtual shelves. Since the Raspberry Pi was primarily made to increase the interest of kids into programming, it was necessary to moderate the content on the Pi Store, which means you will not be able to find anything that is not suitable for children.

According to the announcement, the Pi Store is aimed at becoming a one-stop shop for all the needs of Raspberry Pi users. It also allows beginners to easily get the hang of using the system since it offers everything they would need free of charge.

The Pi Store will also allow developers to charge for the applications that they upload aside from offering them for free. It also features a tip jar where supporters can ‘donate’ to continue support for quality yet free applications. For the moment twenty-five titles are available for Raspberry Pi users, including FreeCiv, LibreOffice, and Iridium Rising.

Although it also offers despotify, the open-source Spotify client, it will be necessary to get a Spotify Premium account in order for it to work. For the moment there are no supercomputing apps available at the Pi Store even though one Raspberry Pi-based supercomputer is already available in the market.

With the availability of Raspberry Pi applications through the Pi Store, supporters are hoping that it will eventually result to an increase in the number of users of the mini-size computer system.

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