Appcelerator is a name that you may not have heard of, but you will.
Appcelerator, the developer of the software development platform Appcelerator Titanium, is now opening up their service with the Appcelerator Open Mobile Marketplace. This service is designed to give their developers everything they need, such as the tools for using cloud services, mobile app modules, and a variety of different design templates.
The new Appcelerator Mobile Marketplace will give developers using this technology access to a whole new range of modules, templates, web applications, and more from a range of major companies like TestFlight, Bump, and PayPal. For example, the PayPal commerce module can then be connected into the app for use in payment, though some services cost a monthly fee. This works on a large scale as more than fifty companies are offering these solutions, and it begins to show where popular app frameworks have become standardized and are bleeding into each other.
The main point of the Appcelerator Mobile Marketplace is to make it more accessible and to give developers more options, though it may stifle the overall creativity from apps. This could be the consequence anyway as app development has become a requirement for almost every commercial or public enterprise, along with massive social networking. Appcelerator Titanium will give the tools to allow more things to be app-vanced, and because of this they may be the next big thing in software.