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Crowd fund MercDesign Media Gallery

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Robbo, Aug 1, 2012.

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  1. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    The Crowd Fund is over! Adding a quick FAQ below.

    I missed the crowd fund but still want to get access to private development, can I?
    Short answer: Yes, contact me.
    Details: There is now a pre-order option (which will be displayed on my website some time soon) for the same price as the pozible reward to get this access, $50 AUD. If you have already spent money on Simple Gallery or the $25 reward you just have to bump the amount you have spent to $50. To do this message me on here or my website and I will give details to pay. If you have spent money on this before I will need details (most like PayPal transaction details) and your price will be discounted accordingly.

    When will our rewards be processed?
    The $25+ reward has already been processed. I sent out an email to contact me for the Simple Gallery license. If you have not done this yet you can at any time.
    $50+ rewards are being processed now. You will receive an email with instructions to give feedback and how to access nightly builds.
    As for the final 2 rewards, $100+ and $250+ you can contact me at any time to sort out what you want.

    When will this be released?
    When it is done. Due to pre-orders and the amount of people I will have in private development I can keep this under development until it is properly ready. Also the price will be $40 for the first week and then $50 after that. So pre-ordering is the normal price.

    Will there be an importer from *insert software here*?
    I see this question a lot. During private development there will be no importers created, it will be left until last. Most likely just before public release or just after. Currently planned importers are as follows: Simple Gallery, [XFR] User Albums, IP.Gallery and PhotoPost. However what people need (plural, not making an importer for a single person.. they take a long time to make) they will generally get.

    Old crowd fund post below

    Simple Gallery is a gallery add-on for XenForo that was designed to be lightweight and simple to use. Due to popular demand it is being upgraded to a fully featured Media Gallery (and also being renamed to Media Gallery). This gallery is already under development and prototyped but development cannot continue at the current rate without funding.

    Contribute (accepts paypal)

    The funds raised will go to Mercenary Design staff to be able to work full time on getting the Media Gallery out as soon as possible. Estimated to take up to 2 months but with betas out after 1. If the goal isn't reached the Media Gallery will be worked on in little free time and still be done, just in a much longer time.

    Share this URL: pozible.com/mediagallery​

    Media Gallery is being heavily influenced by IP.Gallery, facebook and the general way XenForo Ltd creates their add-ons like the resource manager. What you will get is a gallery that has the features of IP.Gallery, the social and easy experience of facebook (including tagging, likes and comments) and the simple easy to use nature of XenForo.


    Read more... for more information, a feature list and what rewards contributors receive.
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  2. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    In for $100. Lets make it happen.
  3. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

  4. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Fixed, thanks.
  5. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Is there a roadmap planned?
  6. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    If you pay $50 plus you get access to the trello board which shows progress and where you can make suggestions that other people who have paid that much can vote on suggestions etc. As for a more public roadmap there is one here http://mercenarydesign.com.au/community/threads/roadmap.183/ but it is a little dated. Depending on how this goes I will update the roadmap etc.
  7. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    My contribution is in, too.
  8. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to see where this is going :) If this is a success it could open the door to many more large addons to be developed by professional programmers (CMS anyone?).

    In many ways those contributing to this addon may also be contributing to the future of XenForo addons in general.
    duydangle, intradox, simbolo and 3 others like this.
  9. TheComputerGuy

    TheComputerGuy Active Member

    I'm in.

    Let's get the contributions going folks!
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  10. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Bump. This gallery system will do wonders for xenForo.
    TheComputerGuy, Veer and Robbo like this.
  11. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    @Everyone: Don't forget that everything helps, so if you're only able to pay 25$, don't hesitate to support us that way too! :)
    Walter and TheComputerGuy like this.
  12. pjfry

    pjfry Active Member

    Looks Great so far. So I support this addon with $ 100

  13. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Thanks :)

    $950 more to go!
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  14. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Just for the record. The cost for development is much higher than the target price and you can go over the target (so if we make it be sure to keep promoting anyway). I chose something so low because if it doesn't meet the target I don't get a cent. And since this is a bit of an experiment to see how this community reacts I didn't want to risk too high of a number.

    Another note. Even if the target isn't met this add-on will be completed, it would just mean I would be doing it far less often because I would need to do client work to pay the bills.

    If this is a success it could open up opportunities for some add-ons requested here :) And by the start it looks promising.
  15. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    As a developer myself I'd just like to say that 1500 is an absolute steal, it costs far more to develop. So I really hope people will contribute accordingly :)
  16. MrC

    MrC Active Member

    Ok, I am in with the crowd. It d better be good :D.
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  17. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Good to hear. Lets get a few more going and get this started.
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  18. TheComputerGuy

    TheComputerGuy Active Member

    Looks like we are about half way there.
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  19. Carla Birch

    Carla Birch Well-Known Member

    I'm in for $50 :) Xenforo really needs a top level Gallery.
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  20. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

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