PSP, PS3 To Get Skinny App Store

We’ve mentioned an AppStore-esque interface and tools for the PSP and PS3 before (nearly a year ago, in fact) on TheSixthAxis, but last week’s GDC saw this finally come to life, with the “Skinny” software development kit (SDK).

Although a quick search on the official channels was fruitless, Develop is reporting that the cleverly named Skinny is a lightweight tool that will allow content creators to get non-game applications onto the PSN Store, easily.

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Sony is describing Skinny as “a simple yet effective means for content holders to put their intellectual property on the PlayStation platforms without software development” and cites a day as the average time it takes to create the app.

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.  Look out for a TheSixthAxis app on your PSP as soon as we get our hands on it…

Thanks, superjag86

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