Create, deploy, and improve a range of best-practice example applications, and help others use the same techniques to create, deploy, and improve their own applications.
Most application frameworks ship with one or more example applications. Struts has MailReader. iBATIS has Petstore. JSF has CarDemo. ASP.NET distributes several "starter kits". Some frameworks, like Spring, even consider the examples to be "first-class citizens".
From the OverDrive perspective, the applications are not just first-class citizens, they are the only first-class citizens. The MVC framework shared by the applications is simply a means to an end.
OverDrive is about writing business applications, regardless of platform, and extracting components the applications can share. The initial OverDrive applications are being written for ASP.NET/Mono, but versions for Java5 and PHP5 are expected.
The first two applications on the billet are
Once these ship, others will follow, including
[01 Jul 2005] A checkbox shy of our 0.1 milestone.
[15 Jul 2005] Add ClearContext command. Doesn't help with Phonebook.
[27 May 2005] Wiki moved to Atlassian server with other Apache projects.
[15 Apr 2005] Display page for PhoneBook drafted.