Another 5-out-5 review for LC!

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Jun 2 10:06:24 CDT 2012


Igor de Oliveira Couto wrote:

> Congratulations, RunRev!
>
> On 02/06/2012, at 4:51 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>
>> Macworld UK gave LiveCode a 5-out-of-5-star review:
>> <http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/reviews/?reviewid=3361007>
>
> Well deserved!
>
> And, talking about reviews, I came across a rather scathing write-up on LiveCode at the very popular "MacUpdate" site. Because of that negative review, I missed out on trying out LiveCode earlier. It is sad to see that LiveCode is rated so poorly in MacUpdate, and that other developers, like me, might be missing out on adding a great tool to their toolbox.
>
> With this in mind, I ask you guys, that if you have the time and inclination, please head over to MacUpdate, register, and give a positive star rating to LiveCode.

Thanks for posting that, Igor.

I went to MacUpdate but haven't been able to post because their reg 
system seems to have lost my account (I'm working with their support on 
that).

I was surprised to see that a majority of the comments there were 
negative.  In a few cases the specifics related to not understanding the 
product well, but others were quite valid from the perspective of a new 
user (e.g., "no native controls on iOS").  IMNSHO, even the 
misunderstandings could arguably be attributed to the product design, 
since first impressions need to be accounted for in guiding the user.

Once my account is fixed I'll be happy to note my own experiences there, 
but in all fairness I can understand why those who've posted negative 
comments did so.

Of course those of us who know how to use the tool understand that many 
of those aren't preventing us from getting work done, but I can see how 
a quick-glance review of the demo would lead to some of the perceptions 
noted there.

For example, option controls look so very different between how you lay 
them out in the IDE and how they appear in iOS that it's very difficult 
to lay out screens correctly.

Similarly, not getting the metrics for the screen keyboard or Android 
pixel density also makes it difficult to design.

We know those are being addressed, but it's understandable that 
newcomers seeing the product for the first time may find it initially 
daunting.

--
  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World
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