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A group for all kinds of developers and designers to talk, chat, discuss, and fornicate!
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Founded 4 Years ago
Nov 21, 2010

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Free and unappreciated.

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 9:14 PM


Today I got told that my apps should be free as deviantART is free. After hearing this dozens if not hundreds of times since I first started creating iOS apps for deviantART in my free time, I've finally gotten to the stage in my mind where I feel that I need to address this problem.

My deviantART apps all originate from my own personal need for them. dAmnMobile, I wanted to chat on dAmn via my iPhone then my iPad when I eventually got one. dA Messages, I wanted to check my messages in a better user interface than the mobile site provided at that stage. dA Uploader, I wanted to upload to my Sta.sh quickly with a simple UI. The side effect of me wanting these personally is that you received them as well.

The concept in people's mind that third party apps should be free as the website is needs to be corrected. My personal apps are either paid apps or apps with in-app purchases for a reason, that reason is that I like to be able to earn a little bit of money from my side projects. I put my own personal time into these apps, not any time that I am already paid for. Asking for my work for free, is like asking a graphic designer to design a website for free, you shouldn't do it. I work hard on my products and people that ask why it isn't free slowly grind me down to the point where I ask myself if my work is appreciated at all.

A lot of third party projects are available for use with deviantART but the creators are never thanked for their efforts and personal free time that they put into these projects.

For example, have you thanked the developers behind superdAmn recently? How about the BotLab developers for their endless work on the bots that help run hundreds of chats on dAmn? Or maybe baronbeandip for his work on Android apps? Why not go thank them now, they will appreciate it a lot and it will give them more of a reason to actually continue working on these projects in their own time.

I am of the belief that everything you do should be done to make a dent upon the universe. My deviantART related apps are created solely to improve other's experience while using deviantART on their iOS devices. Improving the experience of deviantART on mobile is one of my attempts to create my own small dent in the universe but without thanks and just criticism it slowly makes me question why I continue to work on these projects.

So please, go thank the developers of your favourite projects for their tireless work or even give thanks to the dt team for their work of creating deviantART as it is today. It will help show them that they are appreciated and will only take a moment of your time.

I leave you with but one thought, what are you doing to put your dent upon the universe?


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:iconhopeira9:
hopeira9 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I have a quick stupid question:
In devc++ how do you switch source files? 
I have had no luck finding it on google thus far.
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pixelworlds Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group still alive?
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NickKartha Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
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:icondeviant-garde:
deviant-garde Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
We have more stupid ass shit in the group.
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Why the hell is this in the group? [link]
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:iconpickley:
Pickley Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Artist
No clue why it was.
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SourceSkyBoxer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Is it for group with coding and web development? Right. I don't know - i am new for deviantart..com :)
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:iconpickley:
Pickley Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Artist
Yeah it is.
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SourceSkyBoxer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you for reply, can i ask about develepment? What are you developing current with solution?
Website? HTML5? CSS3? :) I know that HTML5 App like Adobe Air 3.x or Node.js with Ruby Compiled application with HTML5 and Javascript...

If you want read my Journals? I have nice suggestion for website with auto-translator and -Writer :) i am working in process... Thanks
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Banane9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting :) I know some php, html+css, lua and TI-Basic (for our school calculators).
100th Member btw :D
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