1) The AppCenter is a platform which enables developers to build, execute and share Big-Data apps. It enables non-technical people to run the apps, visually study the result data, and share their insights with others. 2) The AppCenter will be offered free of charge. The goal is to increase the adoption and sales of Aster Analytics. 3) The project originated from a field developed tool for data visualizations, GraphGen, which evolved into a product; Aster Lens, which has in turn evolved into the AppCenter.