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From Kerri Shotts <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Accepting new apps into the App Showcase
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:58:48 GMT
If we’re going to have an apps section on the website, it would be good to keep it updated.
For example, the ReactEurope app goes to a 404 page. Buildr navigates to an iTunes page that
is not available in the US region, so doesn’t tell me anything (would be better to link
to a website instead).

Personally, it might be better just to drop the section entirely, since it will require maintenance,
would end up with some subjective criteria (leading to “why them and not us?”), and would
need to be rotated as new apps are added to prevent a huge list of apps on the front page.
I like the idea, but maybe it would be better to have a Cordova App gallery (akin to Plugin
search, cocoapods, etc.)… but that could easily be done by the community, since we’re
tight on resources as it is.

That said, if we’re going to accept apps, we need some (reasonable) criteria for acceptance,
along with the proviso that we won’t necessarily always feature the app (since we don’t
want to end up featuring 1000 apps on the front page).

Some starting criteria:

* Should currently be available for sale/download on the appropriate app stores.
* The product needs to have a website where we can link (redirecting into iTunes is not ideal).
* The product should fit with Cordova’s CoC, since it’s being featured on the front page.
* The app itself should:
    * be visually appealing and well designed (this is subjective, but no getting around that…)
    * actually work (this would require someone downloading & testing it. Paid apps would
need to supply a review copy for free.)
    * be performant (no jank, quick response to user input, etc.)
    * be in production (not just a demo app)
    * be more than just wrapping a remote website
* Plusses for (but not required):
    * Available source code (so others can learn from the app)
    * Multiple platform support
    * Free or usable trial version so that users can get a good feel for a performant Cordova

Those are just off the top of my head, so take them as you will. :-)

~ Kerri

> On Jul 24, 2017, at 19:24, Shazron <> wrote:
> Are we still accepting apps? How do we select?
> Right now there are 12. This relates to the Xmind request to dev@

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