Arduino Store Opens For Beta Testers

Massimo BanziMay 10th, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that as of  today  the official Arduino Store opens to beta testers. This restricted testing phase will be followed by a gradual release to the whole community.

It was quite and effort that required the redesign of our web infrastructure to unify the authentications systems to provide a uniform user experience.

The store is just at its beginning but it is already available in three languages English, Spanish and Italian. More languages will follow soon. It will become a place where to find the best products made by Arduino, its partners and all those companies or individuals who make great Arduino-compatible products.

We wanted to take this chance to reward the people who contribute the most to the Arduino community.

We’ll be starting with the forums. The top 5 contributors to the english forums and 1 member of each non-english forum will receive a 200 USD voucher to spend on the store.

As the test progresses we will be providing more vouchers to other kind of contributors (developers , documentation writers and more).

Stay tuned and thank you for your patience!

15 Responses to “Arduino Store Opens For Beta Testers”

  1. Nyo Says:

    Finally!!!! Can’t wait!!!

  2. Valalvax Says:

    What defines a beta tester? Do they need to have previously applied or been asked?

  3. Funhough Says:

    Can’t wait to see… New boards? Built in RTC, more memory?

  4. Adrianmb Says:

    That’s a great notice!! Don’t forget mexican developers :)

  5. Inprogress Says:

    I also want to know. I have some website development experience (although its Joomla experience). Plus I can help with documentation or something.

    But this is very exciting. All the best with the testing etc.

  6. mowcius Says:

    Is it highest number of posts or consistent average most posts per day?
    I come 5th on posts per day from the list of top 10 posters. :D

  7. d.gomba@arduino.cc Says:

    Wait and see. :)

    /d

  8. Rocco Musolino Says:

    can’t wait for shop’s open announce… :P

  9. Marek Says:

    Great! I’ll surely be buying a new Arduino board some time soon, so if you need one more beta tester, sign me up!

  10. kiran Says:

    but where is the store link?

  11. d.gomba@arduino.cc Says:

    There isn’t any store link. The store is being tested be some Arduino user for some more time: it’s going to be launched next week.

    Thanks for commenting,

    Davide

  12. Funhough Says:

    Christmas is early this year… Woho!!!

  13. Sergegsx Says:

    Is it really going to be launched this week? I need a new UNO and maybe a MEGA, so I might wait and see shipping costs and board prices.

    Hope shipping is good cause right now having to pay 8 euros when buying a 23euros Arduino UNO is a killer.

  14. zb3r Says:

    buena onda

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