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Installation

  • Switch: copy appstore.nro to sd:/switch/appstore/appstore.nro, and run via hbmenu
  • Wii U: copy appstore.rpx to sd:/wiiu/apps/appstore/appstore.rpx, and run via HBL
  • OR: extract the right *-extracttosd.zip for your platform to the root of the SD card

What's New?

This update should address a lot of the slowness and crashing that people have experienced. We have other infrastructure-related changes that we're still working on, but are publishing this now to make sure these client bugfixes are out there!

In July 2019, we passed our third year of hosting the Homebrew App Store service since starting on the Wii U! Thank you to everyone who has used the App Store or otherwise shown support for this project. You're the reason we kee…

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Installation:

  • Switch: copy appstore.nro to sd:/switch/appstore/appstore.nro, and run via hbmenu
  • Wii U: copy appstore.rpx to sd:/wiiu/apps/appstore/appstore.rpx, and run via HBL
  • OR: extract the right *-extracttosd.zip for your platform to the root of the SD card

Changelog:

Switch:

  • new theme category + allow theme installation
  • NRO launching after installation
  • uses GPU to render (smoother)

Both:

  • faster downloads
  • can actually exit with minus button
  • misc category added

Wii U:

  • synced with switch codebase! Now using SDL2
  • can search now!
  • can control without touch screen
  • can scroll and read more details about packages (size, changelog, etc)
  • can install files anywhere on SD (Retroarch, haxchi, etc updated)
  • sort apps, smoother scrolling, and…
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Changelog:

New Features:

  • Search functionality with on screen keyboard
  • Allow sorting of app list by: most recently updated, download count, alphabetically, download size, and randomly
  • Add new "Advanced" category including some system/hekate modules
  • Redesigned "App Details" screen to show much more information about each app such as long scrollable description, download count, download size, and last updated date
  • Added feedback reporting for any app to collect data about what works and doesn't work. This feedback will be passed along to the app's author if appropriate

Enhancements:

  • All touch and controller controls refactored and more responsive to input (highlights, buttons, etc)
  • Add four-column "wide" view activated by pressing L or Z…
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This is a Switch homebrew app for downloading and installing more homebrew from Switchbru's repository.

To use it, see the instructions in the readme. Homebrew is only currently publicly compatible with 3.0.0 Switches.

The first load will take a while as it caches some icon and banner data, loads after that should be much faster. The best way to interact with the app is by using the touch screen, but there are also gamepad controls.

Known issues:

  • fortheusers/libget#1 - empty folders aren't removed when uninstalling package
  • #5 - Pynx takes about 5 minutes to extract files from zip
  • #2 - downloading should use libcurl

Reporting issues can be done on Github or on the Switchbru Discord (or #switchbru on Freenode)

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Pre-release

This is a (preview!!) of a graphical front end to the "get" package manager, for downloading and managing installed homebrew apps on the Switch console itself. This is a spiritual successor to the Wii U Homebrew app store.

Issues:

  • It has a very basic text-based interface for downloading and installing homebrew. I would like feedback from the community on what works and doesn't work with this format. Going forward for the 1.0 release, I want to complete the visuals in #1. Please leave feedback here.

  • This .nro is hardcoded to load repo data from switchbru.com/appstore. The get package manager supports multiple repositories configured in a json file, but to properly handle DNS lookup I would want #2 to be finished first.

  • It crashes so…