In the race of the apps, the PC almost seems to have been neglected. While it has mostly been mobile devices and tablets, Apple still made a Mac App Store for Apple desktops, but Windows desktops seemed left behind. Pokki, is an App Store for Windows based desktops. The design of it is very Mac-esque. Right now, it's PC only, but a Mac version of the store will be out later, this year. The company behind this app store is a San Diego based startup, SweetLabs. SweetLabs co-founder, Chester Ng says, “What we saw as developers and users were these fantastic app experiences on mobile and tablets that make it easy for consumers to discover and install apps in one-click, and easy for developers to distribute their apps. But, ironically billions of consumers spend a majority of their waking hours on the desktop, and the desktop experience is prehistoric.

A Pokki for Gmail

A Pokki for Gmail

PC users need to install Pokki once to access 'Pokkis', which are web connected desktop apps available from the Pokki store. Installed Pokkis and the Pokki store sit together in the menu bar on the desktop. Pokki apps are built in HTML5, CSS and Javascript. SweetLabs has added its own Pokkis to the store, which include Pokkis for Gmail, Facebook, the Wall Street Journal, eBay, Living Social and more. There aren't too many applications at launch, however, the store right now is aimed at developers to start developing for the PC.

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