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Add-on xFrocks Digital Shop

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by DRE, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    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?
    From Resource and Addon Discussions: Money System add-on
    From Resource and Addon Requests: shop with non usergroup permission based items
    From Resource Addons and Requests: Xenforo Version of "vBExperience" and "Point Market System"
    MKSwni, Alien, bubbl3 and 8 others like this.
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Crowdsource ?
    I think that would be a good model for a xfrocks digital shop.
  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Sage Knight

    Sage Knight Well-Known Member

    I'm willing to pay for something like this.
  5. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    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.
    8thos likes this.
  6. topcat

    topcat Well-Known Member

    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.

    8thos likes this.
  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    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
    Sage Knight likes this.
  8. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I don't care about PayPal integration, I would just like Icons beside name, underline, etc... without having to make 17,000 usergroups...
    8thos likes this.
  9. Sage Knight

    Sage Knight Well-Known Member

    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.
    CritiKiL likes this.
  10. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Thanks for gracing this thread with your presence and with more information about the shop.
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  12. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    I am working on my 'StoreFront' add-on for the past 4 days... It'll be a complete store add-on just like IP.Nexus, WHMCS... hope this satisfies you :p
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  13. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Will it offer things like WHMCS does? I would buy this for sure if it instantly created accounts in WHM, SolusVM and TC Admin game panel - www.tcadmin.com
  14. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    The initial version will include WHM... I don't have any knowledge on how SolusVM, TCAdmin works... so these might take some time.
  15. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    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.
    Mr. Goodie2Shoes likes this.
  16. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I will check them out and work on them once the basics are done. And Luis already applied for Alpha testing :D
  17. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    LOL I'm confused.. You said you know nothing about TCA, but Luis applied for alpha testing? :confused:
  18. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    umm.... this is getting off-topic... I've PM'd you...

    EDIT: oops, wrong guy :oops:
  19. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    You can talk about it in here I don't care. More people will learn about your addon anyway since I done linked this thread everywhere. We cool.
    Mr. Goodie2Shoes likes this.
  20. Izagar

    Izagar Active Member

    Not sure if I can bump it, but has there been anything done about this? Especially the two mods I asked for? :/

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