Hi team Gideros! @deniz
I was wondering what the plans for growth for Gideros are.
I believe there is a need for a bit of communication between you and us, and would be glad if you could read this message.
It's not short, but I think that's in the interest of both Gideros team and app devs.
Interest for Gideros is growing
- I believe that more and more developers are looking at Gideros as a worthy contender (between Corona Sdk, MOAI, Cocos2D-X, etc...).
- Some Third party developers are also making their flag products compatible with Gideros.
- And last, the community is growing.
From there, people with different backgrounds have been making lot of feature requests, sometimes loudly because expectations around Gideros Studio are growing.
Also, the need for proper documentation and samples becomes important. Not to say that the ones available are not good enough, but there is need for better commenting, better "visuals", better search on the forum, full example projects.
The community has also done a great job (Appcodingeasy, giderostutorials, and members that are active here to help each other) but we get a lot of similar questions asked.
People are watching Gideros
My understanding is that we have come to a point where people are watching Gideros :
- Devs that are not 100% happy with the framework they are currently using are wondering if Gideros documentation is good enough to switch quickly, and What are the most successful and beautiful games made with Gideros?
- I've been in touch with some third party developers that are waiting to know how Gideros will scale and if it will meet dev's expectations before investing resources in making their product compatible
- The community is great, but we all know how much time-consuming it is to participate to the forums and the forum search doesn't help at all. Also, great code samples are all spread across the net even if the Gideros community lib on Github is a great start to consolidate resources. How will those resources be organized in the future and are there plans for that?
- Gideros website would need more love, the blog needs more attention also (case studies, announcements, interviews, tutorials). Few blog posts = abandoned product in a lot of people's mind.
1 blog post a month is already good (far better than nothing), but more communication between releases (behind the scenes, what you are currently working on, wip, how you are promoting Gideros) would help to build a story around the product/Gideros, attract attention; consolidate the community, give a sense to be part of a group and a movement.
How will Gideros scale?
I think that there is a need for Gideros to scale. But please note that this is just an opinion (and just mine, unless other people want to join).
Expectations are starting to become bigger than what Gideros is today, and what it will be able to become in the near future due to limited resources (while I truly
, myself, appreciate and admire the work that has been/is done by the dev team).
So could you share with us, Gideros team, what is your vision for the future?
Will you scale?
- Will you invest more?
- Will you hire other devs to help building Gideros Studio?
- Will you hire community/social network/blog managers?
- Will you hire devs to produce full app examples, revamp the documentation and the website?
And for all of that to happen :
- Will you be more profitable and are you, currently, profitable enough - I really hope so?
Or maybe you want to keep the current pace, because this is how you enjoy things and you are comfortable with what you have accomplished until now?
Any answer is perfectly fine
, really, that's your baby.
We just want to know more if possible, and if we are all heading in the same direction.
Let's discuss how to make Gideros successful
I really like Gideros, it's a great tool that I use very often and promote around me, and I'd like to see it grow faster from now.
So please take a drink with us ~O) (all drinks are on me) and please tell us what you want to share.
We are listening