Meteor opens up a lot of opportunities for software development, and I’ve been especially interested in using it to deploy single instances of an app to end users as it’s easier to build and scale. I’ve been thinking of how Galaxy can empower this style of distribution, and I think a good way to go about it would be to build something like “Stripe for deployments”.
Here’s the first case where it could work: lets say somebody builds something like WordPress and wants to offer seamless set up to their customers. Ideally - they’d just ping Galaxy to set up an application, configure it to a certain domain, and pass the results back to the end user. This could be big for enterprise too.
The other opportunity is if somebody forks Meteor and repackages into another framework - lets say it drops the front-end, swaps support for Mongo in favor of SQL and becomes positioned as a back-end for iOS applications. The people who would be marketing this solution to the iOS community can easily set up deployment infrastructure while keeping the money pouring into MDG.
It can also lead to the creation of a market. For example, if John create the ultimate todo’s app for businesses, they could be sold through a consumer-facing Galaxy Store where a customer can subscribe for $X and have their own cluster.
Easier said then done - but perhaps it can lead to a conversation of the market’s hopes and dreams for Galaxy.