Just been reading over the new announcement regarding the Android Marketplace, and i'm starting to get a little concerned...
Developers will be able to make their content available on an open service hosted by Google that features a feedback and rating system similar to YouTube. We chose the term “market” rather than “store” because we feel that developers should have an open and unobstructed environment to make their content available. Similar to YouTube, content can debut in the marketplace after only three simple steps: register as a merchant, upload and describe your content and publish it. We also intend to provide developers with a useful dashboard and analytics to help drive their business and ultimately improve their offerings.
Don't get me wrong a YouTube-like-service for Android applications is better than anything i ever imagined - but what about security?
Will the merchant registration require some kind of approval process? Or will it be a simple registration form where anybody can upload whatever potentially harmful code they desire?
I'm sure G won't have overlooked this huge security issue, just a bit unsure why they didn't mention it in the announcement as im sure like many others it's the first thought that springs to mind.
What does everyone else think?