Yesterday, we announced the arrival of Pokki, an app store for the PC. Today, yet another one has arrived and this one's called “Avenue”. While Pokki puts mobile-like Applets on the PC, Avenue is an avenue for fully functional Windows apps. The Avenue App store comes from a company called Netvolution, and provides a way for Windows users to browse and download Windows compatible desktop applications. Users can browse applications by popularity or by category and as well as by new and featured apps. Categories include games, communication, reference tools, utility, entertainment and multimedia.
Another app store for the PC
Commenting on the safety of Avenue, Netvolution CEO, Matt Smith says, “While there are plenty of websites that allow Windows PC users to download software, most target only a specific niche user or are filled with unscreened and unlicensed software. Avenue is the first centralized marketplace for all kinds of Windows PC software that’s safe and on par with the app stores that exist for Mac and mobile users.“
To shop in Avenue, you can either add apps to your wishlist or to your shopping cart. Your user account works across computers, so if you log in from another computer, downloads that were in progress on say, your home machine, will continue on the new computer. Right now, apps are a little sparse, but as the popularity of apps for the Windows desktop grows, both Avenue and Pokki, as well as the others that come up, will have greater variety in the apps they carry.