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Online stores are simply a great way to get your product out there to the masses. They require the bare minimum investment and almost anyone can set one up — as long as you’ve got something that people want to buy, you’re pretty much guaranteed sales. Of course, there are many ways to do this: eBay being one of the most notable, however in this case you are tied down to a particular site — having to follow their rules and regulations. The greatest flexibility comes when you set up a store on your own website.

Tictail believes it can help you set up a simple online store on your own website with the absolute bare minimum of input required from yourself. The site has already received accolades from popular sites such as Wired, TechCrunch and The Economist, so I decided to take it for a test drive to see what AppStorm’s take on things were. Here’s what I found out.


There are way too many ecommerce solutions – open source and free. And there are those self-hosted solutions competing with some popular remotely hosted cloud based solutions. While there are too many of them of them to pick from, once set up anyone can make a decent living selling digital and physical goods.

One general rule of the thumb for the less tech savvy is to choose an ecommerce solution that does not require much coding to customize the store. Wazala allows any website or blog to have an online storefront and shopping cart in just 15 minutes. Read on to find out how exactly to get your own online store going.


As I’ve said before, we’re seeing the lines between web apps and desktop apps quickly blurring and we all know where this is heading. It’s safe to say we can expect to see usable cloud computing solutions actually capable of replacing desktop systems for many people.

Google just kicked it up a notch announcing the Chrome Web Store. The wildly popular app store concept is finally being applied to today’s powerful web apps, closing the gap between native desktop and web apps even further. The Chrome Web Store is a marketplace that will make it easy for people to find and “install” todays powerful web apps.

Read on for more info., screenshots and our thoughts.