Appbistro, App marketplace for Facebook pages, today lanched "Appstores.com." Like a non-enterprise Appia, Appstores will offer publishers the ability to create their own app stores like: http://apps.ditii.com. Says Appbistro founder Ryan Merket, "Every single company we talked to wanted their own app store." So they made the decision to solve that problem.
Merket is working with a number of partners including SimpleGeo and Constant Contact in order to build a network of white-label appstores, with the premise of giving app developers distribution.
The Facebook-centric Appbistro platform will continue with business as usual and be one branch of the many pronged Appstores.com network. Merket says that he has no plans of charging publishers for the service and one idea for a potential revenue stream is sponsored placement across the network of app stores, for e.g. if a developer wants to highlight his app on diTii's appstore.
The store will support iPhone, Android, Web and basically any kind of apps developers build.
Here's a mockup of what a custom app store will look like:
Interested parties can sign up for the free beta today.
[tags]appbistro,appstores,white-label app store[/tags]