Software for creating a software gallery/"app store"-like system?
October 4, 2013 1:09 PM Subscribe
Our academic software project needs a self-hosted software gallery or "store", not to sell anything but rather to let people find and download software. I think what would work well is a store/gallery system similar to http://apps.usa.gov and http://apps.shopify.com (except our software is not mobile, but rather desktop software). Does anyone know of an open-source "app store infrastructure" system that we could use as a starting point?
posted by StrawberryPie to technology (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We need the system to be something we can host ourselves (i.e., not a cloud-based service). The software to be listed in this gallery/store is desktop software, not mobile software, and the software packages are written in all types of languages (C, Java, Python, etc.). I would much prefer Linux-based solutions and not Windows-based systems. It doesn't much matter to me what language the system it is written in; I think we can make do with anything. The gallery/app store does *not* need to provide a commerce or purchasing system, nor does it need to provide mobile smartphone access. The store/gallery software system should be open source if possible, though a reasonably priced (for academics!) closed-source self-hosted system would do too.
(I tried to find the source code to apps.usa.gov but failed—if someone knows where to find it, could you point me to it? It might be all I need.)