- It's been both rumored
and in development
for quite some time, and now Develop-Online.net
has confirmed that Sony's PS3 and PSP are indeed getting a 'skinny' PSN applications store.
Dubbed skinny, the SDK tool is a simple yet effective means for content holders to put their intellectual property on the PlayStation platforms without software development.
Skinny consists of an authoring tool and a native client runtime for PS3 and PSP developers.
To quote: "Skinny is "ideal" for "strategy guides, game maps, cheats, training manuals, episodic videos, eBooks and eMagazines" and consists of a web-based editor/authouring tool and a software client for both the PS3 and PSP.
The user creations still require submission to Sony for approval, but this will quickly pave the way for lots of mini-apps on the PlayStation Store."