The SKU (stock-keeping unit, a term borrowed from the world of warehousing) is a unique identifier for your product, seen in URLs and API calls. Due to the unique requirements of the SKU, this cannot be changed after your first release.
The name of your product, seen on your product listing, and in featured product lists across the Chariz platform. Try to use a short name that can fit on a single line of a phone screen.
The entity that owns your product, visible on your product listing, and in featured product lists across the Chariz platform. Try to prefer a name that will be recognized by existing fans of your work.
Chariz provides multiple visibility levels that affect how your product is displayed across the Chariz platform. Choose the level of visibility that best suits the category and needs of your product.
|Visible in featured product lists
|Indexed by search engines
|Appears in Recent Downloads*
|Displays explanation box
Hacker and Developer products display an orange explanation box above the product description, explaining the purpose of products in that category. The Hacker category should be used for products that require advanced knowledge of the command line and/or operating system, while the Developer category should be used for products such as libraries and frameworks that are likely to only ever be installed as a dependency of another package.
Auxiliary is intended for products that are add-ons to, or alternate versions of, your primary product. This avoids cluttering featured product lists, while still ensuring the product is discoverable through other means. You might consider linking to the auxiliary product(s) from the primary product’s description so users are aware of them.
In all cases, the product listing can be accessed by users who have purchased the product (if paid) from their Account page or purchase receipt email, or via direct link. Note that Chariz cannot guarantee whether search engines will or will not index a product listing. This is just a signal known as the robots tag; how it is interpreted by search engines can vary.
*All downloads will appear in the user’s Audit Log regardless of visibility.
Provide an accent color to use on your product page, to create a more branded experience.
To ensure an optimal experience for all users of the Chariz platform, including those with lower vision, your selected accent color’s brightness will be adjusted in light, dark, or both modes to improve contrast in accordance with WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.3. This is also known as “AA” contrast.
You can use a contrast checker to test your accent color against a white (#FFFFFF) and black (#000000) background. Colors that don’t pass “AA” contrast will be adjusted. Colors may further be adjusted if the “Increase contrast” setting is enabled in the user’s operating system.
Also review our guidelines on customer relations.
You can optionally provide the URL to the homepage of your product in this field. Chariz will provide a link to this in the sidebar of your product page.
Provide an email address customers can use to start a support request with you. Chariz requires an email address to be provided as a form of contact, so customers can report issues with the product. Chariz will provide a link to this in the sidebar of your product page, as well as in the purchase receipt email sent to customers.
You can optionally provide the link to a Twitter account associated with your product.
You can optionally provide an invitation link to a Discord server associated with your product.
In cases where the product being submitted is open source, you can optionally provide a link to where the source code can be found, such as on GitHub.
If you accept “tip” or “donation” payments through a service such as PayPal or Patreon, you can optionally provide a link to your profile on that service here.
Tip jar links should only be used for gratuities. We trust you to not use them to direct customers to bypass Chariz seller fees.
Specifying legal links should not be considered equivalent to a “clickwrap”. They are provided only so customers can review them in advance of downloading your product. You must still ensure any applicable policy documents are disclosed to the user within your app.
Provide the URL to a License Agreement document. Chariz will provide a link to this in the sidebar of your product page.
Select the price that will be offered to new customers of your product, or choose Free to not require any payment. You can review the pricing options offered and the fees they carry.
When unchecked, the product will not appear in product lists on the website, regardless of the selected Visibility option. Customers who do not yet own the product will not be able to purchase (if paid), and no users will be able to download (if free). However, its listing will still be indexed by search engines.
Compatibility information is used to inform users of whether your product will work with their hardware and software before they purchase. Chariz uses its best effort to warn a user of a potential incompatibility at the checkout, but this is only possible and accurate when checking out using the same device the product will be used on.
Don’t increase the maximum supported version until you are certain the product works on that version. Customers still have the option to purchase a product that is not yet listed as compatible with their configuration.
Also review our guidelines on assets.
Provide a PNG of at least 500×500px to use as your product’s icon. This should ideally be a square; do not round off the corners. When displayed on the Chariz platform, the icon will always have corners rounded.
The icon is displayed at a size of 60x60px on your product listing and across the Chariz platform, but may also be displayed at sizes larger or smaller than this as necessary.
Provide a PNG sized at exactly 1920×1080px to use as your product’s banner graphic. This will be displayed in full on mobile devices, while on desktop, it may be cropped at the top and bottom to fit appropriately.
Consider using our banner template when designing your banner, to ensure no elements of your banner are obscured. You can also test your banner against this template by clicking “Preview” on the dashboard Product tab.