OpenAppMkt is a browser-based application that gives users the ability to run Apps similar to what you would find in the App Store. Apple can't regulate these Apps, because all are browser-based.
Website Xconomy gave us an important little history lesson on these browser-based Apps. They remind us of a time when Apple first introduced the iPhone. The App Store did not exist, so Apple told developers to create Apps that would run in Mobile Safari. Users are even pointed to Apple's official iPhone web Apps directory.
When the App Store was launched, this gave developers an easy way to distribute and monetize their Apps. Meanwhile, the web-based Apps were out in the dark.
Enter OpenAppMkt, a web-based App directory that gathers those web Apps and helps developers sell them. The developers who created OpenAppMkt say they wanted to create a web Application that would give users an experience similar to Apple official App Store.
We took it for our own test run, and were impressed with the quality of the Apps we were able to play around with. Like many browser-based iPhone Apps, you can add OpenAppMkt to your homescreen. Any Apps you find within can also be added to your homescreen via the plus button.
(history lesson courtesy of Xconomy)