Greetings, everyone! My name is Andres, and I am the developer of LemmyApps.com. Today, I would like to share what I have been working on for the past several months.

What is LemmyApps.com?

LemmyApps.com helps users discover Lemmy apps that best suit their needs. Whether that means apps that are open source, free, etc.

This is the first public release, so expect bugs!

What does this site offer?

  • Use the API to get apps, releases and platform information.
  • Sort apps by last commit, last release, downloads and many more attributes.
  • Filter apps by platform, open source, free, and in-app purchases.
  • Users can submit apps and update their listings with new releases easily.
  • Users can claim apps and update their author profiles.
  • Supports every platform and sub-platform – including lesser known stores.
  • Every 6 hours, information is aggregated from GitHub, GitLab, Play Store and the App Store.

Roadmap

  • [ ] More modern and responsive design
  • [ ] Add filtering for specific Features
  • [ ] Add product images via carousel
  • [x] Support additional platforms like Codeberg

FOSS Commitment

LemmyApps.com will be FOSS soon. I am looking for a .NET developer interested in helping review the code for any security issues. Please email me at support at lemmyapps dot com.

Feedback

Please share your feedback in the comments below!

P.S. If you think the design is ugly, feel free to use the API to make a prettier website! I invite friendly competition. After all, my goal is to help spread the adoption of Lemmy apps.

  • deweydecibel
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    92 months ago

    Love the idea!

    It’d be cool if there was a way to compare features, too. Otherwise all this is really going to do is direct people to the one with the most stars. Screenshots of the UI would be cool too.

    • @aciodevOP
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      52 months ago

      Excellent point! I had similar thoughts, and have been pondering how to better represent smaller apps. My hope is for all apps to have equal footing with one another, regardless of community size.

      What are your thoughts on a quiz/survey page to find an app? Perhaps we can have a section at the top of the page with a button that says “Take the App Quiz”. It would be a couple of sections with big buttons that help narrow down what you are most interested in when using an app.

      Sample features could be: accessibility, mod log, sync, multiple-account manager, localization etc.

    • @aciodevOP
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      62 months ago

      You are correct! Just updated the site with a new release and a page for Arctic.

  • Jayayess1190
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    52 months ago

    The link on Memmy for the Play Store leads to Voyager.

    • @aciodevOP
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      62 months ago

      Ah, good catch! Memmy is an iOS only app. Will fix soon.

      • Sjmarf
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        Also, Memmy is shown as having a recent commit 23 days ago - this commit was created by a bot here, and isn’t actually indicative of active development. It may be worth ignoring commits from depandabot when checking for the most recent commit, if that’s possible.

        • @aciodevOP
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          32 months ago

          Thank you for pointing this out! LemmyApps uses the “PushedAt” field from the GitHub repository response to determine the latest commit. However, this appears to be the latest commit across all branches, including dependabot/* branches.

          I may have found a workaround that considers just the main branch. I will add this to the priority implementation list.

          • Sjmarf
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            If you end up only considering a single branch, it would be a good idea to let app owners change which branch is considered “main”. Many apps have a main branch that stores the live code state, and a second development branch where all of the work is done. When an update is released, code is pushed from the development branch to the main branch. In this setup, it would make the most sense to show the most recent commit on the development branch rather than the main branch.

  • eatham 🇭🇲
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    You should make it so you can compare features like moderation support and other stuff

    Edit: also add a claimed app option for apps claimed on your site

    Edit2: also add what Lemmy/compatibles (currently only sublinks) versions are supported, with the default being only the latest selected

    • @aciodevOP
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      32 months ago

      I will brainstorm features and add a new column for filtering. I am thinking of 10 core features or so to start, with room for more.

      By claimed app option, do you mean a filter that shows apps that were claimed? Or a separate page?

      That is an interesting idea. If I understand correctly, an app might support multiple services such as Lemmy, Kbin, Mastodon, etc. Ideally, the listing should indicate this, along with the version? (In the case of Lemmy, 0.19 being the latest)

      Thank you for the feedback! I think these are solid improvements.

      • eatham 🇭🇲
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        22 months ago

        Claimed app as a filter, yes.

        I meant this more about direct compatibles to Lemmy like sublinks, but doing it for apps with kbin and other fedi is a good idea.

    • @aciodevOP
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      12 months ago

      Thank you! Please let me know if you have any ideas for improvement. I aim to make big development strides in the coming weeks/months.

      • @[email protected]
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        122 days ago

        Hello,

        Coming back with a very specific request: would it be possible to show which apps support cross-posts and moderation tools?

        • @aciodevOP
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          222 days ago

          Hello! I just included “Cross post” as a filter on the website. To show apps that support Cross-Posting or Mod log (tools), deselect the other filters under the “Features” column.

          I am planning a front-end rewrite in React or another UI framework to be more reactive and modern. If you have any suggestions, I am all ears. Thank you!

  • @gedaliyahM
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    22 months ago

    I’ve added this to the community sidebar as well.

    • @aciodevOP
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      32 months ago

      Thank you for including LemmyApps in the sidebar! I am working on some new features that I can’t wait to share.

  • @gedaliyahM
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    2 months ago

    This is phenomenal!

    I noticed that Eternity has some mistakes - perhaps because the source is on Codeberg rather that Github?

    Edit: I’ve also noticed that the “latest release” includes pre-release candidates. Is that by design?

    • @aciodevOP
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      22 months ago

      Hello, and thank you!

      You are correct, LemmyApps does not currently support Codeberg. I will add support soon, as I recently found the API documentation.

      By pre-release candidates are you referring to releases built from source found in the GitHub/Releases tab? If so, this is intended. Some folks use it to publish Beta and Gold Master releases. The idea is that if there is a release, regardless of build stability, it would be noted.

  • @Asudox
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    12 months ago

    That’s nice. Any way to donate via XMR?

    • @aciodevOP
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      Hello! I included addresses for both BTC and XMR in the original description. Thank you for considering supporting the project!