[Freebase-discuss] Improvements to the app directory
david at metaweb.com
Wed Jan 20 23:38:55 UTC 2010
On Jan/20/10 2:16 pm, Tom Morris wrote:
>> I think we have to ask: who do we expect to use the app directory? for
>> what purposes will they use it?
>> As I understand it we have:
>> * Outsiders who have wound up there somehow, who are interested in
>> learning about what Freebase/Acre can do and how it's being used.
>> * Freebase community members, who are interested in contributing data
>> to Freebase or helping out in other ways
>> * Acre developers, who are looking for things to build on, or want to
>> see what other people have done, to get ideas/clone/etc
>> Can these all be done in one directory? Should they?
> Answering the last question first, no. Casual contributors aren't
> going to be using the app directory at all. They're much more likely
> to use: a) a widget that has a "fix this data button," b) an app which
> is linked to from the base/topic that they started at or c) something
> else which lies along the navigational path that they're already on.
> Things that I'd like to see in the app directory:
> - domains and types used (it should be possible to extract this
> automatically from the MQL)
> - new releases and the comments associated with them so I know about
> new features, bug fixes, etc (usually I *don't* care about random
> editing of an app, but just when a release is promoted)
> - most used apps
> - descriptions! - a lot of apps don't have them or have non-sensical
to have a "domain" facet and a text search facet, and to combine "tags"
and "techniques" together. Somewhat bogus data, of course, but please
see how that "feels".
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