[maemo-users] downloads.maemo.org seriously (was Re: Application launcher)

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Sep 7 07:44:48 EEST 2007
On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 22:19 +0400, ext Mikhail Sobolev wrote:
> Shameful^H^H^Hless plug: https://garage.maemo.org/projects/simple-launcher/

Making a normal user search I could find only
http://downloads.maemo.org/product/idea - but maybe it's just me.  :)

Users would have an easier life if developers could spend some time
creating a nice and useful page at http://downloads.maemo.org , with
screenshot, link to project page, etc. People downloading deb packages
directly from Garage pages has been a general use case until now, but
the shift has moved to the application catalog and this s just the

fyi Tableteer and other Nokia sites will increasingly promote software
available in maemo.org. A useful page in the application catalog with a
working install file will be a requirement. Votes, comments and ranks
(to come soon) will play also a role when recommending applications A or

Of course novelty, quality and coolness of the software itself is and
will be the primary factor. From a Nokia point of view it doesn't make
much sense to redirect regular users to places and actions they won't
understand (i.e.
https://garage.maemo.org/frs/?group_id=239&release_id=643 )

Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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