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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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 ;) Commented Jul 2, 2010 at 20:37
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    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! Commented Jul 2, 2010 at 21:25


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.


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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