We describe a new App store for Java that makes use of OpenWebstart technologies to deploy Java to Windows, Mac and Unix. Apps are signed with certificates that are sourced from a Certificate Authority. The store is responsible for establishing developer identity. Once identity is established, the developer pays one low yearly fee to distribute up to 6 applications. The signing is done in a semi-automatic manner. If clients claim that harm is done by an application, the application is isolated until an examination is performed. Trusted Jar files can be run outside of the “sandbox” and thus be given full access to the target system. The Java app store addresses a subproblem of the Initium project. Initium is a Latin word that means: “at the start.
Lyon, Douglas A. and Fitzsimmons, Riley
"An Appstore for Java,"
International Journal of Computer and Systems Engineering: Vol. 2:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/ijcase/vol2/iss1/1