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Matthew Gertner wrote:
>Because this type of content consolidation is the poster child of hosted
>apps. While it's true that the same technology could be applied locally,
>this doesn't answer the key questions that initiated this thread: how do I
>bill for these applications and how do I guarantee reliability,
I am beginning to suspect that we will see two broad types of consumer
web services - free, REST-y, provider hosted ones; and billable, SOAP-y
ones which may well use some kind of billing and hosting franchise, and
are more likely to integrate to non-browser apps on the client. In other
words a distinction between the amount of financial and configuration
investment required from the client.
>Use of a hosted app gives you all the functionality you need and provides
>elegant answers to these questions.
Indeed, but these questions apply more forcibly to billable web services
than free ones.