Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Raspberry Pi and an App Store?

Yes, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the Pi Store with help from their partners IndieCity and Velocix. It will act as a one stop shop for users of the tiny computer. If you're not familiar with what a Raspberry Pi is then go read about it HERE.

The Pi Store will make it easier for developers to share their games, applications, tools and tutorials with the rest of the community. It's an easier way into the Raspberry Pi experience for total beginners, who will find everything they need to get going in one place, for FREE.

The store runs as an X application under Raspbian and will allow users to download content and to upload their own contect for moderation and release. If you're using the official operating system image, the Pi Store will already be installed on your Raspberry Pi, but if you need to reinstall it you can download it from the official repository. Open a terminal window and type in the following:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pistore

You can also access the Pi Store HERE. They already have 23 free titles in the store, ranging from utilities like LibreOffice to classic games like Freeciv.

Almost all Operating Systems now days have location(s) to get software from and it's nice to see the Raspberry Pi gets it own store and a convienent client to access the store which will make it easier for users to get applications, games, and tutorials.

-Ubu out
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