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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.

Is StackApps.com the place to suggest applications you would like to see created?

I sometimes receive suggestions along the lines of "Is it possible add [feature-suggestion] to Stack Exchange?" I send most feature requests to meta.stackoverflow but some suggestions seem more appropriate for a custom software application.

Is it appropriate for end-users to come here with suggestions for applications to be created?

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great question. now we just need to stick a cattle prod in jeff and get him to start a dialog about making stackapps approriate for both end-users and devs. –  Sky Sanders Jul 2 '10 at 17:50
@code: Come on! I have already made an end-user friendly site at stacklist.quickmediasolutions.com - can we stick to what we already have? –  Nathan Osman Jul 3 '10 at 1:17
@geo - yes you have. but this is one of the 'issues going forward' that i warned you about. your site is great but you don't have the web presence nor the marketing team/budget to promote that the SO borg has. comprende? –  Sky Sanders Jul 3 '10 at 2:22
@code: Everyone had to start somewhere. Why can't you support something that at least exists... that is what will make it have an increased web presence. And besides... budget != good-quality site. (Look at MySpace if you don't believe me...) –  Nathan Osman Jul 3 '10 at 2:25
@geo - this is not the place to have this discussion. you cannot take it personal. I do support your site - i list my code on it. i think you may be missing the bigger picture here. if you are still not picking up what I am putting down, lets talk via email. –  Sky Sanders Jul 3 '10 at 2:58
@code: What is your email? I can't find it anywhere. Maybe you could email me and then I can reply to it if you're not comfortable sharing it here. Mine is 'admin@quickmediasolutions.com'. –  Nathan Osman Jul 3 '10 at 3:05

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My humble opinion: given that all the App/API devs are here, it makes sense to post app suggestions here. Might create a new "app-request" tag.

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+1 for the app-request tag suggestion - this should become a regular featured tab alongside the apps tab, actually, to get Stack Apps into the desired and logical direction of being the Stack Exchange app store, as @code poet and others are correctly advocating, unfortunately somewhat at odds with the Stack Exchange Pantheon right now, apparently ;) –  Steffen Opel Jul 2 '10 at 20:37
I just submitted a respective feature request, hope you don't mind - as mentioned there your cool tag name really pin pointed the issue at hand! –  Steffen Opel Jul 2 '10 at 21:25

If you think that the requested feature is best for a custom app and not a general feature for a site send them here.

There are lots of devs here just waiting to jump on a great new idea.

(That's my not humble opinion.)

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That's true. I'm kind of busy with StackList, but would welcome any ideas for things to create. –  Nathan Osman Jul 3 '10 at 1:18


This is the perfect place to suggest an idea for an application.

Now, if you suggest an application idea and I implement it, do you have any IP claim?

There are all kinds of people in the world and you just have to expect that someone is going to raise a fuss of one kind or another regarding IP, but that just comes with the territory I suppose.

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Here is a question I started already a while back:


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