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The Raspberry Pi Now Has Its Own App Store

Raspberry Pi, the credit-card sized computer with an ARM processor, now has its own appstore where Raspberry Pi hobbyists and developers can share their creations in a one-stop location accessible to all Raspberry Pi users.

In today’s press release about the store, the Raspberry Pi Foundation writes:

We’ve been amazed by the variety of software that people have written for, or ported to, the Raspberry Pi. Today, together with our friends at IndieCity and Velocix, we’re launching the Pi Store to make it easier for developers of all ages to share their games, applications, tools and tutorials with the rest of the community. The Pi Store will, we hope, become a one-stop shop for all your Raspberry Pi needs; it’s also an easier way into the Raspberry Pi experience for total beginners, who will find everything they need to get going in one place, for free.

The store runs as an X application under Raspbian, and allows users to download content, and to upload their own content for moderation and release. At launch, we have 23 free titles in the store, ranging from utilities like LibreOffice and Asterisk to classic games like Freeciv and OpenTTD and Raspberry Pi exclusive Iridium Rising. We also have one piece of commercial content: the excellent Storm in a Teacup from Cobra Mobile.

For more information about the store, including how to install the app store on your Pi, check out the full press release here. To get started browsing the store, hit up the link below.

Raspberry Pi Store

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/17/12

Comments (4)

  1. Pi Head

    Has anyone in America tried to BUY one of these things?! They seem to forever be on back order.

    Then again, has anyone tried to even find key parts like the CPU and Broadcom chips so that they could try and bread-board their own system? Good luck!

    Seems like a golden opportunity for someone like Tandy (Radio Shack) to be making their own version of it. They wouldn’t even have to assemble it either. Just make up the PCB board, throw all the parts in a bag with some directions and I bet you could crank these things out like saw dust. Hmmmm…

  2. Sam

    You can find what you are looking for from NY.
    Go to
    Hope that helps.

  3. Owl

    Availability isn’t as much of a problem recently. Newark/Element 14 had 20 in stock a week ago, I got mine just a few days later. Now I just need the time to play with it.

  4. John

    I ordered six of them a month or two ago from Newark/Element 14 and they shipped in 2 weeks or less.

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