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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Accepting new apps into the App Showcase
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:52:15 GMT
+1 to no longer supporting the Apps section.  Downstream projects get more
benefit from this than we do, IMO.

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Filip Maj <maj.fil@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm of the opinion that we, the cordova devs are already sinking under
> the amount of incoming PRs and TODOs just with maintaining the
> tooling, platforms, plugins, and docs.
>
> I think it would be better to turf it and let downstream projects do
> that stuff if they wish. I think PhoneGap has one, so does ionic.
>
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 9:58 AM, Kerri Shotts <kerrishotts@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 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 app
> >
> > Those are just off the top of my head, so take them as you will. :-)
> >
> > ~ Kerri
> >
> >> On Jul 24, 2017, at 19:24, Shazron <shazron@apache.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> https://cordova.apache.org
> >>
> >> 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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