updated 12:20 pm EDT, Tue October 27, 2009
Google Wave gets web, desktop app sales
Google at a user group meeting in London late Monday revealed that Google Wave will have its own app store. The real-time communication and sharing tool already has a programming kit for add-in features but will eventually have a central location to buy apps that extend its feature. As Wave is primarily web-based, many apps will live there, but its support for non-web use would allow native apps for specific platforms.
The store would likely take a similar business model to a platform like Android Market or the iPhone App Store and split revenue between developers and Google.
Wave has been positioned as an alternative to e-mail that lets users both talk to each other as well as send photos or other media, with multi-user editing for text and other documents that allow it. Developers have already shown that it can be used for audio and video conversation and other media-intensive tasks. Mobile use so far has been largely limited to web apps optimized for the iPhone and similar platforms. [via The Next Web]