Work is progressing on one of Joomla's 2013 overall project goals:

Create a Joomla "app store" that will allow users to search for and install extensions directly from the backend administrator interface.

If enough progress continues, there is the possibility this new feature could be included in Joomla 3.2, which is scheduled to be released in September.

The team of volunteers working on this new feature would appreciate your help in two different areas: coming up with an informal name that doesn't include "app store", and contributions from those who want to help with the coding and testing of this new feature.

Your ideas for an informal name for this new feature

This new feature has been referred to by a number of different names including "app store". But it's not really an app store, and besides that name has already been taken. So we would like to come up with a new informal name for this new feature.

At this point it looks like the formal name may be "Install From Web". That is the name of the new tab that users will click on in the Joomla Extension Manager to use this new feature.

The informal name can be something a little more descriptive that would be used in documentation, tutorials, press announcements and interviews, and in lots of other different ways.

Please share your ideas for an informal name for this new feature by filling out this Google form.

Volunteers needed for coding and testing

There is still some coding work to be completed before this new feature will be ready to be included in a future Joomla release. Once the coding work is completed, then more help will be needed to test the new feature. If enough volunteers are willing to help with these tasks, then hopefully this new feature will be considered to be included in Joomla 3.2.

If you would like to help with either coding or testing this new feature, please respond in this thread on the public Joomla CMS development email list. If you are not a member of this public email list, please join the list and then respond in that thread.