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Stack Apps is a question and answer site for apps, scripts, and development with the Stack Exchange API. It's 100% free, no registration required.

If you've created an application, script, or library for use on the Stack Exchange network, that's fantastic!

Now publicize it by creating a question with the correct tag:

http://stackapps.com/questions/ask?tags=app

http://stackapps.com/questions/ask?tags=library

http://stackapps.com/questions/ask?tags=script

Remember, however, that you should only publicize your app if it can actually be used!

These questions provide a default template for you to work with. Please follow this rough template; it's presented below for reference.

<!-- thumbnail: http://example.com/some-image.png -->
<!-- version: 1.0 -->
<!-- tag: a-tag-on-the-post -->
<!-- excerpt: Up to 200 characters of excerpt -->

##Screenshot / Code Snippet

Insert a reasonably sized screenshot (or code snippet) of your 
app/wrapper/library/script here, so we can get a quick look at it and 
an idea of how it works and what it might do for us.

##About

Tell us about your app/library/wrapper/script.  
Why did you create it? Who is it for?   
How does it work? What problem does it solve?

###License

What license is your app/library/wrapper/script released under, if any? 
Or if it is paid, how much does it cost and how do we buy it?

###Download

Provide links for us to obtain your app/library/wrapper/script.  
For websites or service, provide link to the main or home page.  
A user should be able to jump to this section and dive right into your app.

###Platform

What platform or browser is your app/library/wrapper/script for?   
Android? PC? Mac? Apple Newton? Firefox? Opera? Lynx? 

##Contact

Who created this app? Who are the key contributors? 
How do we get in touch with them or find them?

##Code

What language, frameworks, and tools were used to write this?
Where can we get the code?
How can we contribute to the code?

Metadata

Thumbnails should be 144 pixels wide, and 119 pixels tall and a PNG file (with extension). If no thumbnail is provided, one will be generated from the first image in the question if possible; a default will be used if nothing is provided.

The designated tag will be the "+1 tag" that is shown in addition to the ,, or tags. If it is not specified explicitly, the most popular tag on the post will be used instead. If a tag is explicitly designated, it must exist on the post to take effect.

The version number will not be displayed if omitted.

The excerpt cannot contain any html or markup. If it is omitted, the first ~200 characters of the About section will be included. If there is no About section, the first ~200 characters of the post itself will be used.

You can see our example of this template in action at The World’s Worst StackOverflow Clone


Note by George Edison: I have written a script that will automatically generate markdown in the format above for your application by guiding you through a wizard. You can install the script by clicking here. Then simply click the new icon that appears on the editing toolbar when you ask a new question.

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This information was really hard to find! Shouldn't it be linked to the front page or FAQ, and if it is and I didn't see it, shouldn't it be emphasized more? –  hippietrail Oct 1 '12 at 10:56
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2 Answers

Remember, you should only publicize your app if it can actually be used!

I'm working on an idea for an app.

In true "customer development" fashion, I'd like to publish the idea, with a screenshot of what it will look like, to see what kind of reaction it gets and what features people want it to have. It's not difficult to implement, but I'd rather not rush into it without having some kind of idea whether anyone is interested.

Is it OK to publish without an implementation, to get a sense of what people expect from my app before the first version?

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If its not very complicated to implement, then better just to do it and see what people think. If no-one is interested then you won't have wasted much time anyway. –  Nathan Reed Jun 4 '10 at 4:08
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Maybe you can just leave the app tag. Then your question doesn't get listed in the app tab, so it's clear that it's not yet a working app. –  eWolf Jul 4 '10 at 13:40
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this should be posted as a separate question. Anyway, good point for early prototyping. :) –  Gan Dec 6 '10 at 4:07
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I just released my first official Stackapps script, but for before implementing it I posted the idea on Meta Stack Overflow as a feature request. So that's one way to go about it. –  hippietrail Oct 4 '12 at 10:49
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Historical Note

StackList is no longer available - the features that made it an attractive supplement to listing your app here have found their way into Stack Apps itself.

This answer remains for historical purposes.

Don't forget to also publish your app on stacklist.quickmediasolutions.com (404 Not Found)

The site is shaping into a nice user-friendly app-store where anyone can go and have a look at the apps that are available.

As for developers, you get some nice tools for bug tracking, feedback, etc.

Please pay StackList a visit today!

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I hate that the site forces people to sign in with just an OpenID. Then, the link that it gives you to get an OpenID, if you don't have one, doesn't work. I just signed up and have no idea where to find my OpenID. VERY ANNOYING!!!! –  marcamillion Apr 3 '13 at 0:43
    
After signing up for an account on Launchpad, you can login by entering https://launchpad.net/~your-nickname where your_nickname is your username on the site. –  Nathan Osman Apr 3 '13 at 0:51
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ATM, the site is retuning a Internal Server Error response. –  brasofilo Aug 25 '13 at 22:38
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