Is original Boxed Software Heading For Extinction?

August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello Everyone,

I was sitting here thinking about a few trends that are happening within the technology world and one belief kept on arrival up in my mind. And that is the increased adoption of app shop in technologies we are currently using. From now all Apple products using the “App Store” to Google Android devices using the Android Market. Just recently announced was that beginning the next version of Windows, Microsoft will implement its own app store called the Windows Marketplace.

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What brought this question into my head was that while a new visit to Staples, I noticed is that the isles that used to go for one third of the store for computer software is now getting smaller and smaller, and I see that trend just persisting industry-wide. And that is why I am posing this question “Is traditional Boxed Software Heading For Extinction?”

Is original Boxed Software Heading For Extinction?

Now I know you are all reading this and want to know where my opinions are on all of this and where I stand on all of this is that app shop are a Win, Win, Win on all sides (Except for virus & malware creators). And my thinking for this are as follows:

1. It drastically simplifies the whole software setup process – No more trying to outline out if your computer is compatible with a exact program. The app store program is constantly running a check against all programs on the app store to see if it will run on your device. If it is not compatible, then the exact app simply will Not show as an option to setup at all.

2. It drastically reduces the chances of getting infected with Viruses & Malware – For program writers to be even have a chance of getting their applications into a exact app store, all of the app shop mentioned previously take wide steps to make sure that the apps population buy from their app shop are free of anything that could harm the purchaser’s devices. If a submitted app is found to be or potentially malicious, It is Immediately removed from the store and if it is installed on a device, the program is also removed from the device.

3. It makes recovering and upgrading your gadget a much less painful ordeal – We all have instances where we whether had to reinstall everything from scratch on our gadget for one theorize or other or just want to upgrade to a great device, there is always one issue that comes up. And that issue is that all of the software that was purchased will not work or is missing on the device. With purchasing all of your apps from the app store, recovering those apps are now a point and click operation. Now what you do is that in case of the Apple’s App Store, all you will do is sign into the app store, particular left click on the purchased link, and all of your previously purchased apps will show up in a list. particular left click on the setup button and the app will be installed back on your device. In case of the Android Market, purchased apps will be listed under the “Not Installed” section. Just particular tap on each one of those and the app will then setup back on to your device. All you now have to worry about backing up is your private documents.

Also, with the trend of going to ultra-mobile devices such as tablets and cellular phones and also computer manufacturers phasing out of the desktop and laptop markets, I of course can see a day in the near future where we will not see a software section in most electronic stores. That alone sounds very strange to me, but time will bring about change.

Is original Boxed Software Heading For Extinction?


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