1, android, why on earth waste all that time and money on a complete waste of resources.
who made the decision the its a good idea to enter a market that has fully matured in respect of available ways to produce code to support that market.
its almost impossible to make any money from android, since android was started no one on the forums seems too much bothered its not turned up.
dump android and fix bugs.
there has never ever been a sniff of an alpha version of this, I do not think any one cares, dump it in the bin, move on and fix some feckin bugs.
B4A is free, it does everything that one might imagine is required to make an app on android, granted its windows only IDE which is a real off putter, but its going to be very very significantly better than anything xojo will ever be able to offer in years to come (if it ever arrives).
2, API2, why, Xojo.core came along, it did not work(for the majority), so API2 came along, its a half baked solution to a problem that never existed, API1 is still there and could just be updated if so chosen.
3, event name changes, WHAT THE FECK!, it’s just the seemingly most stupid endeavour that might be planned. my ability to perform an expletive free comment has been exhausted, one of the most incoherent, ill thought out and universally panned ideas in the whole history of stupid (Xojo-real basic…) ideas, from the perspective of the humble xojo community paying for the development of said company.
4, iOS, well looking for positives… nope none exist, I know there are some very dedicated (handful? I don’t know) people who took the iOS ball and have run with it and do some superb work.
I tried, I expected it to be usable without any external plugins and be at least more than hello world without getting completely stopped by lack of built in functions.
B4i is WAYYYYYYY more functional, its less than 30% of the cost and is significantly more feature rich.
5, web2, really, api2 only, hope everyone gets on board, half baked solution, again, kill web1 at the same time, really how to kill a business and then jump up and down on the corpse, utter madness.
6 ,the forum, just who is in charge there, ban this person, block the other one, pretend the world outside xojoville does not exist, feck right off, people who are asked to be engaged by the company and wish them to be involved in the community should rightly expect a modicum of negative response to some attributes of their product and behaviour as a cultured community.
but to ban and discriminate totally and completely against any one who has any singular comment or idea that is not within the party line is utterly counter productive in so many ways. it appears suicidal to me the path xojo is taking currently.
7, as a businessman and a user of xojo for some considerable time it saddens me enormously that this company is making decisions that are obviously negatively impacting on the future of the company and seemingly opposing the axiom relating to a company leader doing everything possible to provide its shareholders with a reasonable chance of profit.
I am predicting that the current situation will be the company downfall and that there is only one person who is responsible, may seem harsh to some, but lets see if its going to happen in the next 2 years.
just a few things off the top of my head, I have to admit I am not expecting xojo to be about much longer while pursuing the current course.
many users are now learning to use other tools.
if they are like me they are secretly hoping that this year there will be a big turn around and things will get sorted out.
but knowing that’s not happening, its time to learn another language or 2, and when that’s done whatever xojo does will not matter, for me its a year from now, my licence ends in December.
I have had nothing at all useful updated to xojo in that year, just an 8 month wait for 2020r1 which is a useless release for me, 699 dollars wasted in a pointless xojo wormhole.