API, Widget and Plugins
Contact, Bug Reports and Feature Request
If you want to talk about advertising or for some other want to get in touch with us privately then send an e-mail at email@example.com. For bug reports on the site please report them in our Forums. We also use Uservoice to collect feature requests for the site. Please visit feedback.alternativeto.net or use their widget to submit feedback.
Stuff we use to build AlternativeTo
To build, host and maintain a website like AlternativeTo you need help. Our biggest contributors are of course our users but we also get loads of help from diffrent tools and services that are either open source or commercial. We wanted to mention some of them here to say thanks and to give them som link love.
AlternartiveTo is built using ASP.NET, both Webforms and MVC. The .net open source community is luckily very healty nowdays and have contributed to AlternativeTo in many ways.
- Elmah to handle our error logs.
- DotNetOpenAuth to handle OpenID and oAuth stuff used in our login system.
- MarkdownSharp for formatting text in our forums.
- We also use DiffPlex to do some comparisons and ImageCruncher to optimize images.
- jQuery Validation Engine for client side validation of most of our forms.
- MarkItUp to provide a nice form for our forums.
- Slimbox2 as a lightbox style picture viewer.
Besides code we also use tools to handle all the administration and management you need to do to host a site like AlternativeTo. We won't mention everything here since we think OS X, Windows, Visual Studio, Gmail, AdSense and products like those don't really need any link love from us. But some stuff do!
- To keep track of how many visitors we have and to some extend what they are up to we use Clicky.
- To handle our projects and todos we use a brilliant task management system called Flow.
- Uservoice is used to collect ideas for new features and to get some sense how demanded they are.