As I’m sure most have seen, Norm will be releasing the Blocs API & the Brick Builder in a few weeks w/ 2.5 beta6. This is one of the ‘biggies’ in the development of Blocs and will allow users, but more importantly, developers to create and offer brics to the community for sale.
There are a couple of key thoughts that I would like to say & see everyone’s response.
We need a central place where everyone can see and search through every 3rd party bric available to the community. Initially just a layout of product icons & a few screenshots, along w/ some basic information would be good.
I have a lot of experience, coming from the RapidWeaver community, and one thing that I think everyone needs to be aware of is pricing. Many products, when Stacks launched in the RW community, were being offered for $5usd or less, but it soon became obvious that the pricing model wasn’t viable for 3rd party developers. And prices are now significantly higher. Please don’t assume prices to be low, when you will inevitably be asking for lots of custom capabilities.
Thanks & looking forward to seeing your feedback.
Bill (eager developer)