Add an icon to your app or add-on

The “icon” has become a de-facto standard element of content description; it helps users to discover relevant content with just a quick look and helps your content to stand out from other apps. Until now, due to packaging limitations, only content hosted directly on Splunk Apps supported the display of  an icon.

As part of the user experience improvements we’ve made to Splunk Apps, we are introducing a new feature that allows you to attach an icon to externally hosted apps and add-ons.

To add an icon to your app: visit your app’s Edit page and look for the new option there.

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Drag and drop your new icon into the box and click Update.

Based on my observations, apps …

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Welcome to the new Splunk Apps site!

Hi All –

Many of you are familiar with Splunkbase, the site that has been host to both Splunk Answers Q&A and Splunk Apps. To date, Splunkbase has been a very popular resource, serving thousands of visitors daily. However, we’ve heard your feedback — the combination of the two was somewhat confusing and suboptimal. We listened, and what we’re delivering today is the result of your feedback.

I’m proud to announce the release of the new Splunk Apps site — a place to discover new content to extend the power of your Splunk deployment!

Our redesign and relaunch of the Splunk Apps site has two major goals—to improve the new content discovery experience and to enable our developers to …

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Earn more Karma on Splunk Answers

You can now earn twice as many points for answering questions on Splunk Answers!

We’ve added a list of 20 questions, updated daily, that each pay double points (40!) when your answer is accepted. To check out the list of “double reward” questions, navigate to Splunk Answers and click “double points“, shown below:

You can also click this link to go directly to the list.

How it works:

You answer a question from the list. The person who asked the question accepts it. You get double points automatically.  Simple!

To help make sure the asker reviews your response (and accepts it if it’s right), we also follow up with the author of the question to remind them …

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Experimental App Helps Find Other Splunkbase Apps

I’ve recently developed a Splunk app called “splunkbase“.  It looks at your Splunk installation and suggests apps on relevant to your data.  It analyzes your indexed data, as well as data in your file system not yet indexed.  It also suggests apps based on what other Splunk users have installed at similar installations — sort of like how Amazon will suggest items to purchase based on what other users similar to you have purchase.

The app is simple to run — it’s just one dashboard, with several reports that suggest apps.

Security: At no time is any of your data uploaded or forwarded on. The signatures of all free splunkbase apps are included with this app so …

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Getting Down to the Wire: How’s Your Karma Score Trending? few weeks ago we announced the: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards Contest.” The contest is your chance to ratchet up your participation in Splunk’s online community so you can earn a free pass to Splunk’s ultimate community and educational event: .conf2012.

Current standings for each of the categories:

Most up voted question:

  1. MahieuFinding events that have never happened before
  2. clyde772Slow search when evaluating a numeric value.
  3. aniketbupdating a lookup table by external means
  4. andrew_garvinSetup screen with credentials and multiple endpoints

Most points accumulated from answering questions (Whew! It’s close at the top!):

  1. dwaddle (640)
  2. ayn (630)
  3. sideview (450)–Don’t miss his session: Easier View Deployment with Sideview Utils
  4. mhibbin
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Will Your Karma Score Take You to .conf2012: Leader board report few weeks ago we announced the: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards Contest.” The contest is your chance to ratchet up your participation in Splunk’s online community so you can participate in Splunk’s ultimate community and educational event: .conf2012.

Current standings for each of the categories:

Most up voted question:

  1. clyde772Slow search when evaluating a numeric value.
  2. MahieuFinding events that have never happened before
  3. aniketbupdating a lookup table by external means

Most points accumulated from answering questions:

  1. dwaddle (380)
  2. ayn (250)
  3. sideview (220)
  4. mhibbin (90)
  5. lowell (40)

Most downloaded app from Splunkbase Apps:

  1. sideviewSideview Utils (822)
  2. josh 1Splunk License Usage (119)
  3. southeringtonpSplunk for OSSEC
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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!

The …

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Where Will Your Karma Take You? (Maybe to .conf2012!) to Splunkbase Apps and Answers (and of course our IRC gurus) are invaluable to the Splunk community. We think it’s worth tossing a little recognition towards the ones who go above and beyond to keep content fresh and share the ways they’ve solved problems within their organizations. We recognized a few folks at .conf2011,and this year, we thought we’d expand the awards to recognize more folks. My friends, I give you: “Where Will Your Karma Take You Awards.”

Starting Tuesday, July 24 at 12:00:00 am PST, we’ll track karma points and award 1 free .conf2012 pass to folks earning the most points in each of the following categories:

  • Most up voted question
  • Most points accumulated from

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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 – Olexandr Prokhorenko at  You feedback is …

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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.

To try it out, type the Splunk version that you are looking for in the Search input box for apps (for example, 4.3) and hit Enter or click Search

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