Appscope, a Progressive Web App Directory ➝

I recently mentioned an idea I had for a web-based app store comprised of web apps. Despite the sweet solution being less than ideal, if Apple claims that the web is competition, it would be neat if it was stronger competition. And a central location for browsing web apps sounds like it would go a long way.

I did some digging and Appscope was the only service like this that I could find. And based on the activity on their Twitter account, I’m not sure if it’s being actively maintained. There’s also a handful of omissions that seem pretty obvious to me at least.

I’ll keep looking around, but I sort-of have a feeling I might end up building my own in some form or another. If only because I’m starting to grow tired of the control Apple wields over developers and would love to explore applications with alternative distribution methods.

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