Commit 3d46cf4b authored by Isabella Russell's avatar Isabella Russell Committed by Aaron Ogle

Add images to the Marketplace Vision post (#441)

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Over time, Marketplace will become a fully-fledged shopfront-style platform where devs will create an account and upload apps to the Marketplace with a degree of app review before new apps can go live. This review process will eventually become automated.
Rocket.Chat will gradually adopt a hands-off approach, although some apps will be given a type of ‘Verified’ status. Once the Marketplace has enough apps and contributors charts with categories such as ‘Most Popular’ will be added.
Here's a preview of how a couple of apps will look in the admin panel:
<img alt="example app Jitsi Slash Command" src="/images/posts/2018/08/marketplace-post/app-example-jitsi.png" />
<img alt="example app Dropbox Paper" src="/images/posts/2018/08/marketplace-post/app-example-dropbox.png" />
**What were the key goals you wanted to achieve with the UX and UI of Marketplace? What makes it stand out?**
The focal element of the design process has been for apps to be easy to find and to have a robust and thorough search function. Search by category will be available, and there will be a Featured section on the homepage. Product shots and feature lists will help with clarity for each app.
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Upload of apps to the store will be done by distribution from a central Marketplace server.
Marketplace will be available at rocket.chat/marketplace and we plan to eventually have a dedicated apps.rocket.chat url.
<img alt="Rocket.Chat Marketplace Admin Panel" src="/images/posts/2018/08/marketplace-post/Marketplace-Admin.png" />
**How will the RC marketplace compare to competitors’ similar iterations?**
Rocket.Chat Marketplace will go beyond Slack’s App Directory as devs will be able to create new UI elements for the platform, and continue to improve it, in a similar fashion to Wordpress and its constant evolution.
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