Why isn't Rev more popular?

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Tue Dec 6 17:44:53 EST 2005


Richard,

I really enjoyed the rest of your response. I agree that the vertical  
markets are just at the tip of the iceberg. I have found a very nice  
spot in my work and am trying to expand my understanding of how to  
approach a larger market with it. Rev has proved itself as a very  
useful tool in my RAD work and has pushed DIrector out the door,  
Director really was not the right tool for this work anyway. It is  
good at what it does but it still took our best Director Guru months  
of work to do what I was able to do in just a week in Rev and I was  
only using Rev for around 5 months when I started. By no means a Guru  
at all. I fell into this as the need arose and Rev met the challenge  
very nicely.

Sure I had a few glitches along the way what with mouseDown hogging  
all of the messages and Unicode not working with text search filters.  
But at least it seems the Unicode will get better as time goes on and  
I have yet to figure out the altBrowser usage but it is still on my  
horizon. Now if someone at Runtime would see the usefulness of at  
least one flavor of MouseDown passing it's message along instead of  
back to the original target, or a new penDown message etc., then I  
could really start building solutions for the PDA and SmartPhone  
industry. My solution worked but had a level of complexity that was  
not needed in my opinion. I feel I could do an even better job if the  
mouseDown/penDown worked the way it does on a PDA/phone. And the more  
experience I get with REV then the more solutions I can put out.

This market is just exploding. The palm had tens of thousands of  
downloads for UI enhancements and if I could do the same with my  
ideas in SmartPhones it would open it up for many Revbuilders.

Back to the reason for my post..... I am under strict NDAs and can  
not share any of my work yet. I would absolutely love to share my  
work with you guys and with REV just to get some feed back. But I  
can't the way things are now. Do you have any suggestions for people  
in my situation for getting/giving REV the credit? I don't even know  
how much I can say about my project let alone show.

What do you think?

Tom

On Dec 6, 2005, at 5:01 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

>
> Imagine how much more it would bring if it were anywhere close to  
> complete.  There's a *lot* of Rev-based apps out there....
>
> --
>  Richard Gaskin




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