Yeah! I wanted to get you a quick answer before the weekend
Having been a third party dev myself - that part of me loves that idea. Being on the patreon side of the table, i know that the culture here (and specific requests I’ve received) generally want to protect our creators from solicitation as we start off. We don’t want creators to feel that because they’re on patreon now we opened them up to being pitched.
We absolutely want to get you more creator visibility. We should be doing that job for you. That’s how we measure our own team’s success.This week I had a meeting with our head of marketing on investing in this and orienting the organization to help developers and creators around integrations. We are definitely all on the same page on this.
2018 will also see product teams focused on doing this inside the product. They’re thinking long term and thoughtfully, so there won’t be any popups or banners at our product’s scale, but adoption of your work is also how they’re going to measure their own success. The same goes for multiple other teams that are now planning parts of their goals around integrations (high-touch creator-facing teams in particular).
Hope that is somewhat helpful, as much as I can write in a public forum about our internal plans
EDIT: By “no popups or banners” I meant no cross-site just-one-link type things. Our product team has had some sore spots doing that in the past - same with the navigation. Those could totally be what we use, or the design pattern we employ, if it was the thoughtful thing! And to zoom out, we will absolutely work app discovery into the product.