[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] updates on app catalog

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc at maemo.org
Date: Thu Aug 9 11:48:59 EEST 2007
On 8/9/07, Niels Breet <maemo at breet.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> > We plan the followings:
> > -users browsing the catalog with a tablet will get the apps that are
> > matching their OS version by default. they can of course browse other
> > applications as well. -users coming there from a desktop will get a
> > frontpage with clear indication of all "catalogs", like OS2005, OS2006 and
> > OS2007 (as of
> > today).
> I made a mock up for the AC frontpage. You can check that out at:
> http://breet.com/maemo/ac/

> I don't have a clear idea about how we would make a visual distinction
> between the different OS selections. I added the current OS to the
> breadcrumb, but that is about it. I think we can add a bar between the
> breadcrumb and the splash image.
> In this bar we can display the detected OS and an option to select the
> OS you want, if it isn't detected correctly or the user is using a
> desktop. This bar should also have the color of the selected OS,
> like green for OS2007, yellow for OS2006.
We can play with the idea. I think Quim will comment more on the mockup.

> I made a OS detection function so we can select the OS for the user
> automagically. Please test it out at: http://breet.com/maemo/detect/
> If your tablet OS isn't detected, please let me know.
The OS detection should become a generic feature of our website. It
would be nice to add it to some root element. Bergie could suggest
perhaps where exactly this functionality should go.

> [snip]
> > There is a lot more things to be done with the app catalog, but those
> > are mainly "sql queries". All the planned changes are documented in our
> > tracker.
> What statistics do we like to see?
> - downloads per application

We can only count how many times the "install icon" of an application
has been clicked. It is difficult to get this info from squid and
apache logs. I wonder if we could have a counter implemented in

> - applications for IT-OS-2007
> - applications for IT-OS-2006
> - applications for IT-OS-2005
> Anything else?
1. Show total amount of apps on the frontpage
2. Show the hottest apps of the month (which got more updates)
3. Show apps that work with the "single click install" approach (ie.
apps that have a .install file)
4. Show the number of click on an install icon

I think these are all we agreed to.

> - Niels

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