[Sneak Peek] Vivaldi Content Store Shows Ankles For The Cinematograph


Our good friends over at opentablets.org have posted a video from aseigo’s blog demoing the beginnings of the Make-Play-Live content store.  No word yet on whether that name is official, but it does drape itself quite dramatically across the application’s login screen.

The application is clearly very early on in development and there isn’t much to see as far as content is concerned.  You’ll see a content library of books that are, presumably, of the public domain.  Also is a small catalog of wallpapers.  Though the demonstration doesn’t give a clear indication as to what sort of content might be forth-coming, it does do a great job demonstrating interactivity.  What we should be most excited for from this video is a very blunt and vocal hint that there is now a working eReader suitable for the platform.  If you like books, freedom, and you own a Zenithink C71 like I do, then you might be equally tickled.

What else is unclear is how the store will be monetized.  The video depicts Aaron as having 640 points, which is not unlike content delivery on game consoles.  Of course this could all just be for show.  Why show dollar signs if they’ve yet to be implemented?  I would surmise, given the goals of the platform and the free and open-source nature of Linux that this will not be the walled-garden that many users are used to on other platforms.

Opentablets.org is the official Vivaldi tablet community, having received blessings from Aaron Siego himself.  It’s a bit of a ghost-town over there right now, but we’re sure that their community will grow right alongside Plasma-Active.  In a few months, it will probably be a very rich and vibrant community.  So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over there and join the discussion!



About Dean Howell

Aside from being a huge Sega fan, Dean is an LPIC certified Linux professional with over a decade experience. In addition to spending his free time burning through the classics from Sega and evangelizing open source, he's also the editor-in-cheif of The Powerbase.