Application Marketplaces and the Money Trail

This paper describes the forces behind long tail software economics and the architecture of application marketplaces. In addition, the paper also explains the different roles and benefits of application marketplaces to ISVs, hosters, VARs and enterprises. Enjoy.


An Application Marketplace Architecture for Commercializing Software and Services

Recently I’ve been thinking about the increasing attention being paid to application marketplaces. My current conclusion is that there is a strong linkage between application marketplaces and the 4 forces of long tail software I described in my previous post. I think with the right business strategy in place, the economic potentials of the long…