Last year i started a small experiment to try and create a free gallery for open source AGI applications for Asterisk. The site wasn’t great, and a few issues ensured little adoption, but it did give me some interesting information.
The general concept was to allow creators of AGI applications to easily share their creations. Easy because they were tagged and categorized and therefor searchable. It also made it easy for AGIs to be indexed by Google. The site didn’t try to host or act as a download gateway, but just linked to the code or project page.
A year on and nothing much has changed on the site, apart from the stats that is. During the last year it’s had over 10,000 visits and over 6,000 click-through’s to applications indexed. So what next?
Asterisk has changed a bit over the last year, more specifically with the introduction of ARI. ARI is enabling more applications to be developed for Asterisk with more capabilities, a great example if the kickstand project’s Payload.
Having an open index for these applications would make them easier to find, provide a central resource for Asterisk administrators and give application developers a space to promote their project.
So, with this in mind, I’d like to get some feedback from the asterisk community, users and app-dev, and find out a) if they’d fine this useful and b) if they’d want to contribute.
What do you think? You can checkout theagigallery.co.uk here.