About Us

Our Story

The Open Shop Channel was started in March 2018, with the goal to revive the Wii Shop Channel before its planned discontinuation. The original plan for the project was to make a Wii Shop Channel replacement, But over time, our focus went towards providing a general open source repository of apps, with the Homebrew Browser and OSCDL to make use of it, as well as the public and open API later on. An additional service was planned called Club Spot, which gave you perks for using the Open Shop Channel. What we originally envisioned the Open Shop Channel to be was ambitious. But we keep working on it and hoping to share results soon.


Below are the people who helped shape the Open Shop Channel open source project to what is is today:

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Project Lead. Original developer of the Open Shop Channel API and website. Working alongside the rest of the team in the direction and planning of the project. Also taking part in Wii Shop Channel and backend development, and repository maintenance.
Project Maintainer. JavaScript god and a kind stranger. Working on Wii Shop Channel research and development. Has contributed to the OSC's Homebrew Browser fork.
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Contributor. Works on the Wii Shop Channel. Designed our Wii Shop Channel frontend and offered significant help.
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Former project Maintainer. Worked on Wii Shop Channel research and development. Also, took party in development of Danbo Shop Server, the new Open Shop Channel backend, as well as SOAP.
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Former project maintainer. Created graphics, branding and designs for the Open Shop Channel project. Major contributions to SOAP.
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Contributor. Regularly takes care of app updates, and repository maintenance.

...And you!

Thank you to all project contributors and donators, which helped us create the Open Shop Channel!

Project Timeline


March 2018

The Open Shop Channel project is launched, with the goal to restore functionality of the Wii Shop Channel.

August 2019

The Open Shop Channel begins providing a repository to replace the one in the Homebrew Browser, with more up to date applications and a larger variety of content.

Download Homebrew Browser

April 2020

Open Shop Channel Downloader, also known as OSCDL, was released. It allows downloading content from the Open Shop Channel on desktop computers, as well as wirelessly send apps to Wii systems on the same network.

Download OSCDL

October 2020

The public Open Shop Channel API has been released, allowing everyone to make use of Open Shop Channel's services and contents directly, and provide custom services and clients making use of it.

View Documentation

November 2021

The Open Shop Channel release a new online library, making use of its public API to provide a convenient location for users to download content from the Open Shop Channel.

Go to Library

Who is Danbo?

Danbo on a Yamaha Organ

Danbo is a fictional cardboard character originating from the Kiyohiko Azuma manga series, "Yotsuba&!". We personally love it and have decided to feature it in several pages on this website.

Physical copies of Yotsuba&! can be purchased here, from the author on Book Depository.

We recommend buying and reading the entire series, it's amazing. Danbo makes an appearance on volumes 5 and 10.

Photo: Danbo on a Yamaha Organ by Jem Sahagun.
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