applications backend data

Nate Graham nate at
Fri Mar 9 18:44:52 UTC 2018

---- On Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:41:38 -0800 Aleix Pol<aleixpol at> wrote ---- 
 > On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 7:18 PM, Nate Graham <nate at> wrote: 
 > > ...I mean of course to replace the existing tiny hidden text that says "Install via AppStream", which is meaningless to normal people. That whole line could go away and the "Get <app name>" header could host the link, and be styled to look like a button. 
 > > 
 > > Nate 
 > > 
 > > 
 > > ---- On Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:57:18 -0800 pointedstick<pointedstick at> wrote ---- 
 > >  > This is fantastic stuff, Harald! I'd love to see each app's page have a big friendly button labeled "Install <app name>" with a link to a valid appstream:// url that would open Discover with that app when clicked. 
 > >  > 
 > >  > Nate 
 > Agreed. This was the plan when we came up with appstream://, we also 
 > have some buttons that supposedly would serve this purpose: 

I'm not real thrilled about the "AppStream" branding there. AppStream is a nerdy backend technology that our users shouldn't have to come into contact with. The key words they're looking for are "Download" or "Install", preferably in obvious button form.


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