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Who Made That App? Makerbase Aims To Create An “IMDb For Internet Stuff”

Who Made That App? Makerbase Aims To Create An “IMDb For Internet Stuff”

Tech bloggers and entrepreneurs Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced a new product on Tuesday called Makerbase, which they are pitching as a user-edited database for Internet creations–a catalog of credits for things like websites, apps, and podcasts. Makerbase hopes to be a “directory for people who make things,” according to its tagline on Twitter.

“Makerbase is about giving credit & attribution, esp where it’s overdue,” Trapani tweeted. “Apps aren’t just made by founders & coders.”

The Makerbase database also reveals connections between creators by showing who has worked on a project together.

At launch, Makerbase is sponsored by Slack, MailChimp, and Hover. The site is free to access and edit, but users must sign in with a Twitter account.

According to Dash, Makerbase will be publicly introduced at today’s White House Demo Day.

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