Verizon’s officially announced that V CAST APPS will be headed our way to the Droid Incredible and other devices sometime soon, but we didn’t know how fruitful their store would be up against the Android market. Reaching out to them, we’ve been able to confirm that the V CAST APPS store will launch with a few hundred applications. Alongside Verizon’s official apps, expect most of the available apps to be ones you can already find in the Android market.
Since sometime in September, developers have been invited to submit their apps to Verizon’s developer portal. Verizon also states that their store isn’t there to compete with the Android market, but that the two are meant to be complementary to each other. Understandable, I’d say. They also noted that the V CAST APPS store will not be uninstallable from any of the devices it’s featured on. That one we saw coming.
Other than that, there’s not much to it: it’s an alternative app store where developers can target a specific subset of users and get more exposure in a less-crowded market.