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XenForo.com Add-Ons / Resources System

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Digital Doctor, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think the success of the iphone, ipod touch, ipad is in part due to the APPS store. I can see cool devices such as the Blackberry Pad (blackpad) have trouble competing because they won't be able to compete against all of the apps in the Apple store. The ipad has a huge developer base, the blackpad is unlikely to gain such a following (although the blackpad users (businesses) might pay more for apps). Would xenforo benefit from an "Apps" store ? Would developers like it ? What are the pluses and minuses ?

    All Thoughts welcomed ! :)
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  2. krstep

    krstep Active Member

    Maybe not an app store, but I would love to see a place for mods like the one on WordPress.
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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    What do you like about that ? How does it compare with vB's old way of vBorg's modification lists ?
  4. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    sort of want
  5. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Yes and with one click install. :)
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  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Paid modifications forum will do for me, not sure if an app store is even viable for XF.
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  7. krstep

    krstep Active Member

    I didn't say I want a thing exactly like that. My points was that the way add-ons are posted here on the forums is not very organized. vB.org is a great example of how the add-ons should be organized.
  8. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I think eventually additional forums will created here. I would have to think focus is on track to a stable version and other things looming in the background.
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  9. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    That would be so groundbreaking in forum software.

    v3arcade has a really sweet game store that does this. Props to Kevin on it.
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  10. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    This is the best idea i have heard in awhile on this website. This would give us authors the ability to sell our products like apple? This is brilliant!
  11. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

    In my opinion I think they will figure out a better way of handling mods like Steve said..

    I'm thinking that Kier, Mike and Ashley were wanting this site to be a big success from the start, but they were probably caught a little off guard with the quickness that add ons and mods were/are being created.

    This is a great thing for this community, but who would have imagine that in a month of being released we already have a shoutbox, WP integration going on, someone is working on Spinix already and a host of other really great mods?! ALL within a month. :)

    As far as this thread goes.. I would love to see a One Click plugin site like WP. It's great to test and try new things and if and when they don't work out, or you find them not needed, it's easy to click and uninstall. This type of system in the forums community would be groundbreaking that is for sure!

    I also don't mind the idea of an App store for xF but only if the apps were 'graded' or reviewed before being listed to prevent 'trash code' from being sold and to protect both the good developers and the customers of xF. Otherwise it's nothing more than a site we can buy mods from like any other site out there...

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  12. T3G Silas

    T3G Silas Active Member

    I think this would be an amazing idea.
    Having the ability to go right into the Admincp, clicking on a tab that pulls up a nice view of all approved modifications would be great!
    As others said, having the ability to 1 click install/uninstall would be ground breaking.
  13. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    nothing ground breaking ... forums are stagnating

    adding 1000+ games should work the same ... 1 click. :)
  14. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    I would certainly make some mods and sell them at 0.99c while keeping 70% for myself and giving XF 30% of the revenue :)
  15. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Great idea, but for this i think it's better to wait at least one year. When we see the addon zone with all the most requested mods for FREE, it's time to update it to an "mod store", and if a developer want to earn money from their mod, it's obliged to do BETTER to the free mods already created. I hope to not see the "IPB model" with very basics mod *paid*.

    But the idea IMHO is great. Yes, a developer can create it's website to promote premium mods/styles, but this sites never has the visibility of Xenforo community. In addition, we can have "more control" on the developer activity, we can see if offer support, if update their work etc.
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I keep coming back to this idea that an apps store for xenforo would be huge.
    I think it could be a vBulletin killer over time as it will attract developers.

    Any others LIKE this idea ?
    Mike / Kier ?
    Any other opinions ?
  17. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  19. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    In the beta & early stage of XenForo, I don't think a detailed modification publishing "firewall system" is necessary. It would scare & intimidate a lot of add-on developers off. Most of the developers’ mod threads are well-written and contains all the necessary information. One of the things that draw people to XenForo is a friendly and not too strict environment where common sense and decency are base element. However, the more the add-ons grow the need to categorize will surface.

    I don't see the necessity of XF having a plugin depot like Wordpress. Wordpress is an open-source software, it comes natural when it is, there will open source plugins serving for that purpose. XF is a commercial product and the mods are better off accessible for members only. But it would be nice if plugins could be automatized, single click installation service even an automatic upgrade that would really awesome :)
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  20. aculate

    aculate Well-Known Member

    i must say: i really love the concept... Obviously, it needs to be adapted to a forum/community type of product. But, i really love the idea of being able to browse styles, plugins, etc, in a new, easy and simple way...

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