Developers sponsorship: I want to order an app (that means paying for it)!



  • I want to order an app, more precise one that does exactly what Video Downloader app from Ubuntu Desktop 20.04, nothing more, nothing less. The app will be donated to UBports community at the end and I will have no influence on it whatsoever.
    I will pay for the app to a developer or a group of them.
    I want to know if is doable and if yes, what's the time and money required. PM or post here if interested. The money are not a problem as long as we are speaking on down-to-earth amounts!
    Feel free to write me!
    Constantin



  • @C0n57an71n

    Like your idea.

    What if we could set up a marketplace on this forum (thinking a separate submenu) like a bulletin board including a crowdfunding feature. Others might be interested in that specific app to be developed and may want to contribute to have it made on shorter notice or special request features.

    Not sure if this would be against the UBports regulations but I can definitely see added value in bringing together demand (very defined functions) and developers to earn a predefined sum of money. Win-win.



  • @3T_Ed Exactly. Developers in the community are probably volunteers who have families, expenses, bills, maybe some of them are jobless... The winners are all of us: I get my app, developers get the money and respect, community will have one more app in its vaults. Regarding creating a sub-menu, I don't know, sounds pretty good!



  • All noted. Response sort.



  • There's a video downloader called Vulgry. It was working well before but I think the last time I tried it, it wasn't working anymore. I'm not sure if the original developer is still active but if not, maybe someone just needs to fork it and fix it. I can do it, just pay $500 upfront 😁 just kidding...maybe I can look into it when I get the chance and enough interest.



  • @kugiigi I'm serious!



  • This should be quite easy as Video Downloader is just a simple frontend to the python commandline app youtube-dl https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl .
    The main issue will be keeping it updated as youtube-dl is prone to breaking and updates often.

    Edit: Why not run it with libertine?



  • On a second thought: Does Morph support some kind of plugins or extensions? This would certainly make sense to have directly in Morph 😉



  • @C0n57an71n Very interesting idea, love it , but as simple as it sounds implementation might be tricky. How would one make sure that devs get paid at some point, that the code remains open source.
    I don't think this would work without a somehow enforceable contract between the solicitor of the app and the dev. At which point would the dev get paid ? Once the app is in OpenStore ? What if the dev does not get paid ? Who would remove the app from OS ? At this point it might have been downloaded many times already. Who would pay for maintenance of the app, updates etc....
    I am sure that this would work out in good faith for most of the community members but disputes (satisfaction of the solicitor, criteria for fulfillment of app specs etc.) will arise and who would then be the arbitrator ?
    These kind of "bounty" schemes do exist, I am not sure however how potential disputes would be addressed.



  • @nogoogle I don't know how for others will work, but for me will be like this: after I got a price and a relative flexible deadline I'll pay half at the beginning and the other half when the job is done. Regarding open-source: well, the app should be open sourced.



  • @nogoogle Regarding maintanance of the app: once the app is in OpenStore I will have nothing to do anymore with the app since it never belonged to me, is the community that will have to take it further as I did my part and payid for it to reach rhe OpenStore.



  • @kugiigi If you think you can do it, just give me an aproximation of: required hours, time when it would should be ready and an amount. Half of the sum will be paid before, half when the job is done. I have no special requirements other that the app should pe capable to download audio and video.



  • Just for reference sake as I have no clue what kind of money we're talking about when developers would go semi-volunteering for an existing app? I have made some donations in the past but never seen a rule of thumb in this regard. I might be interested in listing a few apps and pay for it just like @C0n57an71n .

    I would like to have the app(s) in accordance with AppArmor. What would be the appropriate way, the rules to be met and time frame (read: 'delay') for the apps to get AppArmor'ed? Any pointers?



  • @C0n57an71n I sent a mail to Johan Guerreros (Vulgry) explaining the situation : maybe there will be a feedback (or not).



  • @domubpkm Thanks, I was considering that, but it didn't knew if it is appropiate... The app wasn't maintained for a long time.



  • Hello guys

    Vulgry developer here, i stoped the development since i lost my nexus 5 and i cant buy a new one in my country also i tried to import some of the supported devices without success so that is my main reason to stop the development because i cant test the app but i will look at the source code now and i will try to fix it.



  • @johangm90 said in Developers sponsorship: I want to order an app (that means paying for it)!:

    i tried to import some of the supported devices without success

    Thank you for your answer. Can you explain this sentence ?



  • @domubpkm said in Developers sponsorship: I want to order an app (that means paying for it)!:

    Can you explain this sentence ?

    Presumably an issue with clearing customs or such.



  • @3T_Ed said in Developers sponsorship: I want to order an app (that means paying for it)!:

    I would like to have the app(s) in accordance with AppArmor. What would be the appropriate way, the rules to be met and time frame (read: 'delay') for the apps to get AppArmor'ed? Any pointers?

    Beyond being confined apps, I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here.



  • @domubpkm I tried to buy a nexus 5 on ebay and also a one plus one twice and the shipments did not arrive


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