An app store that could help the government cut the cost of its IT infrastructure is to be trialled from this week.
Prototype versions of the Government Application Store — a central store of software applications that can be accessed by public sector organisations over the internet — will be available to a selection of public-sector bodies.
The pilot was announced by Martin Bellamy, director of the office of the government chief information officer, although he did not say exactly which day it will begin. The civil servant is in charge of the G Cloud project, which was unveiled at the GovNet Government IT 2010 event in London on 28 January.
For more on this story, see G Cloud-hosted app store trial launches this week on silicon.com.