Introducing the Splunk Community Weekly Newsletter
Many of you are dedicated members of the Splunk Answers and Splunkbase community—you spend a lot of time on the site asking questions and helping other users with Splunk. Lately, we’ve received some repeated feedback from you – it’s becoming difficult to stay up to date with the most recent posts, interesting findings, or new apps. Of course you can still browse and click through the site and subscribe to tags and new posts, but as the community grows and more folks participate, it’s easier and easier to miss something interesting. That is why we decided to help you stay up to date with the most interesting posts and apps in our community:
Introducing the Splunk Community weekly newsletter!
New look for Splunkbase Apps
Our apps have got a new, distinctive look – check them out on Splunkbase! Our goal was to made apps easy to browse and find, to make it clear what a given app’s purpose and value is, and to make it easier for you to contribute your feedback. Take a look.
New clean listing page allows you to skim through it and find what you are looking for without missing important details, like number of downloads, recent updates and relevant tags.
App details are now looking more organized and clean. Learn everything about an app and proceed to download with one click.
Love it? Hate it?
Please let me know –…
Looking for apps that support a specific version of Splunk? We’ve got you covered.
As the number of apps Splunkbase hosts continues to grow (260+ as of now), we’ve noticed that it has become common for people to search for apps that are compatible with a specific version of Splunk. Sure, you could check the “Splunk compatibility” field on an app’s Details page and see whether a given app was compatible with your version of Splunk, but there was no easy way to look at all compatible apps. As a result, we’ve decided to make our search smarter—we’ve improved it to support the Splunk version.
New Splunkbase feature: direct installs from an app’s Splunkbase page into Splunk
I am happy to announce a new feature on Splunkbase – direct installs from an app’s Splunkbase page into Splunk. No more downloads and messing with files. Just click “Install into Splunk” button and your Splunk instance will automatically pick up the App from Splunkbase and install it.
It’s pretty easy. To enable this feature, go to Splunkbase, open your user’s profile, click on “Edit users settings” – “Edit profile“. You will be able to see new input field there, ““. Note that the Splunk instance that you specify in this field can reside in a closed network, and it does not need to have Internet access, but your local computer must be able to access it. Also,…
Splunkbase Feedback: What information do you want from your app downloaders?
Dear Splunk app developers,
We need your help to make Splunkbase better.
You want access to the people downloading your apps, and we want to give it to you. But first — we need your feedback to ensure we deliver the right set of download and lead statistics for your Splunkbase apps.
Our goal is to provide you with statistics that will help you to better understand and approach your target market, thus, it’s very important for us to clearly define the functionality that will be the most useful.
Please take 10 minutes (or less) to complete this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sb-downloads-info
We greatly appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me,…
New Feature on Splunkbase: Star Ratings for Apps
Splunkbase has a new feature: Star Ratings for apps!
Splunkbase now has 229 apps and add-ons (and growing!), and it’s time for a better way for our users to see the quality of a given app at a glance. The solution? Rate your favorite apps by assigning them a star rating.
You don’t have to write a text review of an app to rate it (although we’d really appreciate your honest feedback). Just hover your mouse over the number of stars you want to give an app and click. That’s it!
If you decide to also post a review, you will see your star rating next to the review. If you change your mind later, you…
Announcing Splunkbase Updates: Contact App Authors
I am happy to announce a new feature available on Splunkbase – “Contact Me” button.
Many of our users have questions related to apps. And while many common questions are being asked and answered in a timely manner on Splunk Answers, we see a solid demand from users to be able to contact app authors directly.
Now every app author can let his users to contact him (or her). In fact, you do not even need to be an app author (although, highly appreciated!). If you are an active user in our community and find it useful to allow users to contact you, you can encourage people to contact you directly.
To do this, please login to your…