Web Version: https://apps.fortheusers.org/wiiu/
Set up either Aroma (latest) or Tiramisu (legacy) on your Wii U, and then unzip the "WiiU-ExtractToSD.zip" file to the root of your SD card. The "appstore" folder should end up alongside other wiiu apps inside sd:/wiiu/apps. After this, open it in the Wii U menu (Aroma) or use HBL (Tiramisu).
Homebrew App Store allows you to download homebrew apps directly in the app. Installed apps can also be reinstalled, updated, or deleted. It is an attempt at a poor man's Cydia for Wii U!
Apps featured within HBAS are made by other homebrew developers. The main repo is maintained by ForTheUsers, and new apps can be requested or submitted at submit.fortheusers.org. If you are a developer, please join the 4TU Discord to view any feedback submitted for your apps.
Although "store" is in the name, the apps within are all free-- If a specific homebrew developer wants to charge for their app, they would have to do so outside of HBAS. The name just refers to the concept of an App Store.
This app wouldn't exist without without any help!
Repo Maintenance / Development: pwsincd, VGMoose, Nightkingale, rw-r-r_0644, crc32, CompuCat, Quarky
Library Dev / Support: Maschell, brienj, Dimok, GaryOderNichts, FIX94, Zarklord, CreeperMario, Ep8Script
Contributions / Design: LyfeOnEdge, Román, Jaames, iTotalJustice
The bundled music is Slimers by (T-T)b. Check our their Linktree here!
Apps won't install! Just goes back to the overview: Check the SD card write lock! If it's read-only, no apps will be able to be installed.
Update was a downgrade: Most likely the version of the app on the server is out of date. 4TU repo maintainers may take around 1-2 days for routine app updates. On discord, the #hbas-updates channel will display newly added or updated apps.
Crashed or black screen! Please make sure you have the latest hb-appstore files and your environment is up to date. In particular, you might have an outdated HBL.
Recovery Mode: If the UI behaves strangely, you can enter "Recovery mode" by spamming L and R while hb-appstore opens. This will allow you to manage packages and troubleshoot the network connection more directly. You can also reset all installed package data (this is equivalent to deleting sd:/wiiu/apps/appstore/.get manually).
For more detailed questions or support, join the 4TU discord, contact @pwsincd, @Nightkingale, @vgmoose, or email: contact [ @ ] fortheusers.org.
The background music that plays can be customized by replacing or removing the background.mp3 file within the sd:/wiiu/apps/appstore folder.
If you're interested in running your own repo for HBAS to use, please see this section of the libget wiki. After setting up a repo, edit the repos.json file inside of the sd:/wiiu/apps/appstore/.get folder to either include an entry for your new repo, or replace the 4TU one.
The original vision of hb-appstore was that many developers would each host and maintain their own repos, but this is not a common use case, and as a result HBAS users are not in the habit of managing repos (So, maybe not-so-much like Cydia after all).
See the issues page on github: https://github.com/fortheusers/hb-appstore/issues
If you'd like to contribute to any of the above, check out the code and open a PR! It would be much appreciated.
Homebrew App Store is licensed under the GPL3 license, so it can be freely modified and used as long as the source remains public.
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