MakerBot announced on their blog today plans to enhance the Thingiverse Developer Program in order to further empower and engage the community. Goals of the enhancements, which MakerBot says will be rolled out in the “near future”, include:
1. Extended functionality to build new features for designers and end users
2. Enabling customization, print fulfillment, and 3D modeling utilities on Thing pages
3. Adding developer tools to allow development in a sandboxed environment supported by rewritten documentation
The move signals a renewed commitment to the community, which has undergone some turmoil after MakerBot changed the site’s terms of service in 2013 to a less open model.
Full story at MakerBot blog.