I have read a few posts here and in the ‘other place’ where I suddenly thought “bloody hell, I am paying loads of money for a licence and I am not the audience for the product”
many more experienced and long standing proponents of the product are unhappy with longstanding issues and company direction, along with me.
this leads me to ask the question in the title:-
who on earth is the focus of the product?
my limited experience, 2007 to now, seems to be that the focus changes dramatically depending on some magical whim.
the last ‘great’ thing was android, this was always to me an UTTER and complete waste of time.
who cares about android, well it seems since it was number one in the roadmap, and was never delivered… no one does, we now seem to have a new video (I have not watched it, pointless to me)
is that video a product of the company spying on the comments on this forum? who knows.
here we are, paying a lot of money to support a product that we are all emotionally invested in.
the company focus (to me at least) appears to be in the area of non programmers who are looking for a place to start their programming life? or something.
thats great, but not 95% new people focus and 5% real people who can afford to pay for the product.
for me this is the last purchase, I renewed at 19r1, within weeks they released 19r2 and since then screwed the product totally (in my own opinion), I have absolutely nothing from my latest update, there will be no stable product for a long time, yes this sounds negative, sadly the past experience will prove correct.
Apart from my RANT about the company direction, has anyone felt that they, as the paying customer of many years standing, are the target audience for the current direction of Xojo?
I am not for sure, but I would like to be the supporter, by throwing loads of money at them, oh shit, I have already done that and it does not appear to work.