lots of you have been posting on the forum and PMing me about Gideros, what should happen next and what would you want/expect from Gideros.
Some are even offering compensation for adding specific features, or offering to keep paying a licensing fee for Gideros being updated. After discussing it further, we came to the conclusion that it would be more appropriate for the majority to pay a little rather than one paying for a feature everyone will use. Thus coming to a crowdfunding idea.
Unfortunately me and Atilim are too busy to accomplish everything we want, thus we would need to assemble a team who can participate adding specific major features.
The first person we talked to is @john26
(creator of Longford) who already has experience adding WinRT (Windows Store "Metro" Apps and Windows Phone 8) support to Longford and can do the same to Gideros.
Currently we are discussing the approach to this and how much time it might take to estimate the costs, so we could make it as transparent as possible. So adding WP8 support could be the first experiment for crowdfunding specific major features.
But before we do that, I would want to hear your opinion on this.
1) Would you participate in funding?
For now, the main feature is WP8 and Windows Store support (same code base can be used for both), but later it might be other features depending on skill sets of people who would participate.
So would you fund the WP8 support? if not would there be another feature you would want to fund?
Any recommendation on organization, should we use kickstarter, or might it be better to do something internally? Basically we would like to hear your opinions.
2) Would you want to participate in the team?
Of course me and Atilim would help in any way we can, providing technical support, answering questions, etc.
Again currently the main feature is WP8 support, so if you have any skillsets and time that would help us, let us know.
And in the future there might be other features, such as HTML5 support etc, or maybe even external tools, so if you have any knowledge and skillsets in those directions, please let us know what features you would like to work on
For now it is mostly at the idea level and we wanted to discuss it with you to see if that is something that could work? Community driven and funded feature list?