We're looking at changing the front page of Stack Apps to look more like a proper app "marketplace" and less like a run of the mill Stack Exchange site.
Proposal (third draft)
This would replace
The theory is that votes, answers, and views are completely useless. A picture is really needed, and most tags are noise. We've also added the first bit of the About section (which every app should have, if they follow the template).
We will be providing a small markdown extension to specify the thumbnail, and properly documenting how to get a desired tag to show up as your "+1 tag." Libraries will get a default thumbnail, but will be able to override it just like apps.
Anything we should be showing and aren't?
A "tile" will have at most 2 tags, app or library, and a single additional tag. A version string will be displayed next to the author, if supplied.
We will also be tweaking the front page algorithm, which is currently just ordered by votes, to allow new and updated apps to get some more time on the front page. Very highly voted apps will still generally appear, but will not always get top billing.
Thumbnail syntax has been decided
<!-- thumbnail: a-png-file -->, and How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here has been updated accordingly.
<!-- tag: --> and
<!-- version: --> extensions have also been added, details can also be found here.