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Add-on xFrocks Digital Shop

DRE

Well-known member
#1
The best chance we have for a shop right now is from xFrocks who created [bd] Banking. On August 2011, xfrocks said that there are plans for a shop addon that uses his [bd] Banking addon that will provide item-based selling. bdbank is free points addon that was released in October 2010 and is one of Xenforo's most downloaded resources. [bd] Banking gives bonuses to users for posting replies, threads, liking, un-liking, uploading attachments and downloading attachments.

Right now there have been 1,282 resources posted in the Resource Manager. 879 are actually 'available' and 403 resources have been deleted. Xenforo has been around for over two years now and there is still no Shop addon that is a viable alternative to the Points Market System. A lot of us come from vBulletin and miss our point shop addons and the addons that are integrated with points. We should've had a points shop addon that provides at least some if not all the features of the Points Market System by now.

During the past two years xenforo members such as myself have been accumulating points and wondering what we could spend our points on. So far, the best addons that successfully integrate [bd] Banking points are Sportsbook and Stock Trader, both of which are high quality addons developed and consistently updated by bobster56.

There are other resources that use [bd] Banking points as a currency but they need lots of work. The most useless of these addons is QQFarm. QQFarm is the game that Farmville was inspired by and was originally created in China. This is the closest that xenforo has to a casino or games type addon that is integrated with a point system. I only say it's useless because it hasn't been translated to English yet. Some of us are working on that.

The other resource that needs a lot of work is Ice Shop. That addon does not come with any default items, requires a lot of work to set up and does not have a consistent development schedule. There was a resource created by Mythocal called MyShop but his libido or something got in the way of it's continued development. Robbo said he was making a Digital Shop. I used to shoot paid requests his way but he is so busy with his upcoming gallery addon and other projects that it's a waste of time even asking. The Release Date for that is looking like 2015 lol.

xfrocks, we really need your digital shop man.


From Xenforo Pre-Sales Questions: Is there a points addon (vbplaza, Point Market) for XF yet?
I did a few quick searches and didn't find anything, but figured I'd ask. Closest thing I found was an eCommerce shop, but I'm looking for something to change usernames, titles, colors, etc. I see a vBookie-like addon in beta, so a points addon is about the only thing holding me back from switching from vB.
From Resource and Addon Discussions: Money System add-on
Does XenForo have a add-on that adds some type of currency system so when my users do various task such as posting, making a thread, logging in, or getting thread replies they get some gold or what ever I call it?
From Resource and Addon Requests: shop with non usergroup permission based items
The current shop for xenforo is ok, but it is usergroup permissions based, so to offer a number of text styles for usernames etc you have to create a new usergroup for every item and it becomes a bit silly.

I would love a shop for xenforo which is a mixure of vbshop and points market mods for vbulletin.

On vbulletin I used vbshop for glowing usernames as it worked better than points market. Members could purchase a glowing username and select the colour

I used points market for the Gifts section where members could buy gifts (images of items created by staff). The gifts would show in users postbit and profile page. Members could buy the gifts for themselves or other members. there was also an option for memers to purchase the ability to upload a smiley.


If anyone could create such an addon feel free to quote me a price

thanks
From Resource Addons and Requests: Xenforo Version of "vBExperience" and "Point Market System"
VB Mods:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=245023
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232676

I was wondering if it was possible to make a mod for Xenforo made out of these two modifications.

See my forum is kinda slow and quiet and I was wondering if this was included, this would help with activity on forums. Users could "level up" by posting more and even access special forums when they level up.

Just my thoughts... I don't know if this is possible, however.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#3
Crowdsource ?
I think that would be a good model for a xfrocks digital shop.
Making a general request open to all developers is my next step if xfrocks shows no interest.

I've hired him for work before but learned that even if you offer him more money he may be too busy.
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#5
I've hired him for work before but learned that even if you offer him more money he may be too busy.
Yes. If he doesn't have time, money is not of interest to him no matter how much you offer.
I know because he has made several big addons for me in the past, each is a few months projects.
 

topcat

Well-known member
#6
As my request posted above shows, I really need this addon. My members started accumulating lots of points, but theres nothing really to spend them on, So my mods such as sportsbook etc are now suffering as there's no point placing bets etc to gain more credits.

There's no other no other addon I would want more than this one.

cheers
 

DRE

Well-known member
#7
Tonight the original creator of both vbcredits and vbcommerce let me know that he is looking for a developer to convert vbcommerce over from vbulletin to xenforo. Please contact him if your interested. If you can convert vbcommerce and add more Points Market System type functionality with bdbank integration then a kickstarter type crowd-funding can be started and a spare license and domain can be provided by me to facillitate this conversion. Most of us will be glad to help as we really need a good shop badly.

Vbcommerce comes with paypal integration that will allow members to purchase more points. This will really come in handy with other addons such as sportsbook, stocktrader and qqfarm when it's finished.

Vbcommerce: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=249023

The author: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/show-us-your-xf.4961/page-3#post-80091
 

Sheldon

Well-known member
#8
I don't care about PayPal integration, I would just like Icons beside name, underline, etc... without having to make 17,000 usergroups...
 

Sage Knight

Well-known member
#9
I also don't want PP integration, I just want a full inventory system and the ability for users to buy custom items. And sell and trade their items too. Also it should have the ability to appoint shop owners. If it has that, I'm sold.

I'm willing to pitch in too, monetarily.
 

xfrocks

Well-known member
#10
Hi guys,

Thank you all for your interests and suggestions. The shop add-on is planned and will go forward. I don't have an ETA so please don't ask me about it every so often. Best not to expect anything (rule of thumb: the more expectation, the more you will get disappointed). In the meantime, other options as mentioned in the first post are all solid, please consider them for your need. Other devs should also spend time developing a shop add-on, I see a lot of opportunities here. Competition is always a good thing ;)

Regarding crowd-funding for my shop add-on, please don't do that. It will be released for free in Resource Manager and have a few built-in item types (hint hint). Other item types will be available as separate paid solution or via custom works. There are integration points for other devs to integrate too.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#11
Hi guys,

Thank you all for your interests and suggestions. The shop add-on is planned and will go forward. I don't have an ETA so please don't ask me about it every so often. Best not to expect anything (rule of thumb: the more expectation, the more you will get disappointed). In the meantime, other options as mentioned in the first post are all solid, please consider them for your need. Other devs should also spend time developing a shop add-on, I see a lot of opportunities here. Competition is always a good thing ;)

Regarding crowd-funding for my shop add-on, please don't do that. It will be released for free in Resource Manager and have a few built-in item types (hint hint). Other item types will be available as separate paid solution or via custom works. There are integration points for other devs to integrate too.
Thanks for gracing this thread with your presence and with more information about the shop.
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#15
The initial version will include WHM...
If you need a tester for this, let me know. Be happy to help test it on one of my cPanel dedicated servers

I don't have any knowledge on how SolusVM, TCAdmin works... so these might take some time.
They both have free WHM modules. there in fact is a tc admin module bundled in WHM but thats for the old tca version 1 there is a new one you can download in their member area for free that has more set up features for version 2. Put in a ticket that you want to develop this and I'm sure Luis will hook you up with a free TCA license for a month. If you create this, I'll be very happy to help test this also.
 
#16
If you need a tester for this, let me know. Be happy to help test it on one of my cPanel dedicated servers

They both have free WHM modules. there in fact is a tc admin module bundled in WHM but thats for the old tca version 1 there is a new one you can download in their member area for free that has more set up features for version 2. Put in a ticket that you want to develop this and I'm sure Luis will hook you up with a free TCA license for a month. If you create this, I'll be very happy to help test this also.
Thanks, I will check them out and work on them once the basics are done. And Luis already applied for Alpha testing :D