An Open Invitation to Authors and Other AddOn Hosting Sites
As most of you are aware we have been working on a new project, Minion. Now that we have the API pretty much finished, we would like to extend an invitation to you to write a module for it for your site.
1. Modules? What do you mean, modules?
The way it has been written, anyone who wants to write a module for Minion to allow it to add functionality for their site will be able to do so. This means that there could be a module for it to work for Wowhead. Or Wowdb. Or for an author's personal site such as Norganna's. Or for Curse. Or wowui.incgamers. Or ….
2. Why would I want to write a module for it?
As we all know, end users want a single application to handle all of their AddOn updates, their uploads to the various Database sites, etc. Minion makes that request of users a real possibility.
3. How is it fair to me?
If you choose to write a module for it, you will be able show your own ads, as well as respect any site Premium/Non-Premiun membership controls you wish whenever a user is on the tab for your module.
4. What types of modules can be made?
• Modules that update addons from any site
• Modules that upload data to a site (such as for datamining addons)
• Modules that provide a new way to extract addons (such as for the RAR format, etc.)
• Modules that present news information to the user (such as blue trackers, economy status, or anything else you think the user might want to know)
If you have any other ideas of types of modules that might be useful, please feel free to request an API for it. We're always open to ideas and willing to work with you.
The three things you will need to get started are:
We have created a Minion Dev Discussion forum so you can get help creating your module, ask questions, report bugs, make suggestions, etc.
Also, fyi, we have already been in touch with Norganna's team (Auctioneer, Gatherer, Enchantrix), Kaelten at WowAce, NeT at Curse, Rushster at wowui.incgamers, etc. telling them about Minion's module system and inviting them to write modules for their sites if they wish.
[Edit]: As I mentioned, I've been speaking with people on other sites about the possibility of them writing modules for it. I got a response from Rushster:
Originally Posted by Rushster
Thanks for the heads-up. Very cool idea on Minion, like it alot .
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That sounds great and I know we will defintely check it out. It' a great first step to a unversal updater for all Wow users.
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Anyway, great work on that and I will get [incgamer staff member] here to check it out, < snip > it would be cool to work with WoWI and create a univeral updater to work on both sites.