Marketplace/App Generator

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The Marketplace has been placed into maintenance mode. It is no longer under active development. You can read complete details here.

For development and testing purposes, Marketplace needs a tool to generate many kinds of apps in various states. The current version can be run with the django management script; for example, to generate 50 apps, run ./ generate_apps 50.

Current features

  • Creates apps with randomized English names and icons

Proposed features

  • distinct icons, like identicons:
  • generated previews
  • installable manifest
  • multiple translations for strings
  • generate_users so the apps can be owned by someone
  • an optional --owned-by flag so we can test scalability of a list of users
  • a generate_reviews that makes reviews between 5 and 500 chars
  • Generation of packaged apps
  • Generation of apps in various states: