Monday, December 20, 2010

Notion Ink’s in house market Genesis details leaked out

Today Android Police has given some information on yet to be launched Genesis, a In House App Market for Notion Ink’s Adam tablet. Information has been hacked from Developer registration program of Notion Ink.
A complete Terms and Conditions are also revealed according to Android Police., See the information about the leak here. Although the developer program does not appear to be ready for launch, the terms and conditions on the registration page have yielded some interesting information about Notion Ink’s "Genesis" app platform:
  • Developers are given access to a number of "Notion Ink services", such as the the Genesis Apps Service, the API documentation, the Developer Support Website, the Developer Support Forums, and the SDK.
  • Genesis is the name of Adam’s dedicated Market and will be the focal point for all developer content.
  • Distribution of apps must be made through Genesis, but Notion Ink can refuse to distribute an app for "any reason". Unlike Android’s app approval system, which essentially allows any app into the Android Market, Notion Ink appears to be taking a page out of Apple’s playbook by controlling the apps that are available through Genesis.
  • Apps are also not allowed to contain "any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content". This is a fairly standard term, but it is open to interpretation at the discretion of Notion Ink.
  • Interestingly, it is also not possible to create apps with any sort of VoIP functionality without a separate agreement with Notion Ink. The Adam is not primarily a voice communications device, but having the ability to talk with others over a mobile network would be a fantastic feature. I am hoping that Notion Ink does not limit VoIP apps for the Adam.
  • Notion Ink will also take a 30% commission fee for all paid apps sold through Genesis. This is standard practice employed by both Google and Apple in their respective app stores.
The actual source of this information is from Notion Ink Hacks, a dedicated site for hacking information about Adam tablet. Even before the actual products launched there has been lot of expectation and speculation about Adam Tablet, now with a dedicated site and forum or Hacking. In fact it’s a good sign on the popularity and demand of the upcoming Tablet PC. Al the best Notion Ink Team.
Source: Android Police, Notion Ink Hacks

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