Switch Homebrew Appstore

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  1. pwsincd
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    Homebrew App Store NX

    Download: https://github.com/vgmoose/appstorenx/releases
    View Online: https://switchbru.com/appstore/

    The Homebrew App Store NX is graphical frontend to the get package manager for downloading and managing homebrew on the Nintendo Switch. This is a successor to the Wii U Homebrew App Store.

    Usage
    To run this program, a 3.0.0 firmware Nintendo Switch with access to hbmenu is required (currently requires an sd card). Unzip the contents of the zip at the Github link above to the root of the SD card. For more detailed instructions, see the readme.

    Maintaining a repo
    See get's instructions for setting up a repository. Everything is designed to be statically hosted. If there's no repo provided in the repos.json config file, then it will generate a default one pointing to switchbru.com/appstore.

    At this time, you will also have to make a modification to the get library to hardcode the IP of your desired server in addition to the repos.json file and only one repo is supported. In the future, multiple repos will be supported (by adding more to the json) and will be configurable in the UI.

    Support
    You can come by the Switchbru Discord (or #switchbru on Freenode) to discuss any issues/development, or if you want to work on your own homebrew app using the source code. Individual issues for the app can be reported on Github.

    License
    This software is licensed under the GPLv3. Please feel free to report issues or give your own contributions to the source code!

    Credits
    pwsincd - web frontend, maintenance, hosting
    vgmoose - package manager, GUI implementation, maintenance
    rw-r-r_0644 - manifest parsing and installation code
    zarklord1 - zip folder extraction library
    jaames - web frontend GUI design and layout
    roman - app GUI design and layout

    Screen shot
    All apps are initially marked as "GET". Once they are installed, they move to the "INSTALLED" category. And if an update is available on the server, it wlll show as "UPDATE".

    The main method of controlling the screen is via touch input + fling to scroll. If you push on the D-pad, a fallback cursor will pop-up to support TV mode.

    [​IMG]
     
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    This has been reviewed now. Very nice :D!
     
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    care to elaborate ?
     
  4. B4rtj4h

    B4rtj4h Gaming addict #2 and some

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    Edited the post. Negative feedback = No feedback. Sorry for that!
     
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    there is no cms .. well aside from the one written by us.
     
  6. yardie

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    this is not an appstore
    its just a website

    clickbait
     
  7. the_randomizer

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    That's not a valid criticism. I'd love to see all those "criticizing" to do better themselves.
     
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    It doesnt claim to anything else ... oh i see you want full fledged app on your console ... let us fuckin walk b4 we start running.
     
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  9. Bernhard

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    i like it...

    the basestyle is solid a little bit of fine machining needs to be done..
    for example the icons (dns,IRC,Discord ...) need to get in one line...and they need to stick on top...
    but really i ve no other complaints
     
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    are you mobile browsing ?
     
  11. yardie

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    i have no issues with the site
    using the title Homebrew Appstore makes it sound like an app thats all im saying

    watch a bunch of people are gonna come in this thread thinking the same thing
     
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    Possibly , but thats their assumptions , not the claims of the post. :)
     
  13. Baoulettes

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    Offer two theme one light and one dark.
    And you will rule them all.

    A site like that I personally love it white. that how I am used, App store are white at least here.

    Also it need some Icon (favicon.ico?)

    The name is a bit vague, ''Homebrew App Store'' just that we do not know that Switch :)

    I suggest also you offer ''Switch'' like theme, that us Red/White and simple icons no shadow nothing.

    The font itself is not bad but isn't it too bold? (I like it but does it fit what do you think others?)

    Now about my suggestion :
    White background for webpages but not too white a bit less so it does not kill your eyes ^^
    All the title color, normalise them, that a rainbow right now and really not fit all that Switch, maybe something more red, a nice tiny gradient would kick :D
    About your icons I actually like that following the red gradient and make the inner icon transparent will make it close to Switch !
    The top bar I like it just why did you name it ''Switch appstore'' and the site does not follow it :) ?

    I know I sound really bad here but I am just trying to give my personal view on it.
    Right now we do not have huge database of homebrew so it can be a bit like you want but later it will be hard to change your way without having peoples rage.
    Beside all that I really like the idea.
    And who know in futur it will be possible to have custom application on switch like that. (Ashop ? app shop)
    Diffinitly I will follow it.
     
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    This site has come from our wiiu app/site. i guess some people werent aware of that. as it uses the same template, where we had a complimenting app for the console.Hopefully we can follow this with an app , who knows.

    i could simply add a white or light theme option and may do .. not a priority but easy enough.

    i kinda like the font .. is google's Product sans from the latest android version.
    We have a red and light theme shown on our DNS page seen here : https://www.switchbru.com/dns but i wanted to try and emulate the switch's dark theme.
    It is named such as we tend to offer several tools over time.
     
  15. Polopop123

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    Don’t call it an AppStore unless it has Clash of Clans smh
     
  16. lordelan

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    @pwsincd Very nice. Finally you're "here" at the Switch section. I always loved your appstore for the Wii U and used it to send ppl links to specific homebrew apps.
    Somehow it is and you should be thankful that someone is making efforts to collect everything available at one place.
     
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  17. tunip3

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    It is an app store though technically
     
  18. B4rtj4h

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    Whoops! It looks better on a Macbook then iPhone. Should have checked that before commenting.
    Still, if you could use help let me know. I am a web developer myself :).
     
  19. pwsincd
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    sure always open to help ... im not a web developer .. :)
     
  20. 98otiss

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    omg it looks so nice, too bad i updated...
    anyway i hope this stays open for a long time
    because like most homebrew app stores
    they shut down within 1-3 years of being up
     
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