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I dimly remember some news from a few years back, to the effect that Intel wanted to create a general-purpose app store thing. If I remember correctly the idea was to bring the app store concept to platforms other than smartphones, including of course the PC. But as the captain of the Hindenburg might have said, things didn't quite pan out the way they wanted.
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I have definitely heard of the AppUp store, likely from this site in fact.
However, I'm not really clear what the store actually does. I mean, Intel is not really a "platform". I might optimize a server application for an Intel processor, but I'm not really going to develop for an Intel App Store.
I mean, what about those servers running AMD procs or those that are simply virtualized processing units? What about all of those smart phones running ARM procs?
I'm not sure if this problem was a marketing issue or just a really bad idea.