One of the big announcements last week from Apple was the announcement of a Mac App Store -- coming soon to both Snow Leopard and Mac OS X Lion (due in 2011).
Now we realize that not all of our readers are Mac users, but the announcement definitely makes waves in both the iOS and Mac communities. The App Store model has been a huge success with both developers and users. Users enjoy a centralized repository of apps that provide a seemingly endless stream of cool new toys. Meanwhile, developers are able to leverage the massive App Store audience to sell their goods and (hopefully) make a living.
Applying that model to the Mac seems like a natural extension. We've heard both users and developers reacting favorably and cautiously about the new system. We're not entirely sure the type of apps that will gain the most steam on this newly created ecosystem, but I do think that many iOS apps will find their to the Mac.
Firemint has already announced that Flight Control HD will be Mac-bound soon:
It's hard to say how Flight Control will fare using (we presume to be) mouse controls. But, Apple's invested heavily in laptop and desktop multi-touch pads which open up some really interesting possibilities.
Illusion Labs demoed this Multi-touch MacBook version of Touch Grind months ago, well before the launch of the Mac App Store.
We hope they'll dust off this code and see what they can do for the Mac App Store.