livecode apps summary?
benr_mc at cogapp.com
Wed Oct 24 17:24:18 EDT 2012
On 24/10/2012 14:29, Matthias Rebbe wrote:
> i am often asked which tool/language i use to create the apps and always i get a shrug of the shoulders if i tell the people about LiveCode.
> So i am preparing a website where i want to list all apps (iOS,Android and/or Desktop and/or Server), regardless if commercial or private, which were created with LiveCode.
> So i you have created an app and are interested in getting your app listed on my site, then please send me the following information about your app:
> - short summary about your app. What is it for and so on
> - an image
> - a link to your app in the iTunes store, Google Market or Website.
> - if it is sold, how much is it?
I had a similar curiosity - but specifically in relation to mobile apps - for
the same reason of looking for evidence to overcome scepticism. So just under
a year ago I sent a similar appeal to this and other LC lists (see email on
this list 2011-11-30).
I used a SurveyMonkey form to collect the results - I've just checked and it's
You can also still see a summary of the results at:
I intended to produce a beautiful visualisation of all the apps, and got as
far as writing a LiveCode (of course) stack which used the data entered in
SurveyMonkey to extract screenshots from the iOS AppStore (IIRC nobody gave me
data on apps that were available only on Android - this was in the very early
days of LiveCode supporting Android). Unfortunately real life intervened and
I never produced the visualisation - though I still have the cache of screenshots!
Although this survey was specifically for commercially-released (including
free) mobile apps, it would be fascinating to repeat the exercise now - I had
over 40 responses then, which I thought was pretty good: I suspect and hope it
would be a great deal more than that now.
You might want to take a similar approach rather than just inviting free-form
email. If you like, I could send you the raw data as an initialisation of
FWIW, I doubt if you'll get much in regards to private apps (which are
certainly most of my own output) so I think you should accept that won't be
very representative. Certainly some people took the trouble to use the survey
to tell me that there were apps that they had produced but couldn't tell me
about (I think the point they were making was that there might be more Android
activity than the survey would reveal).
Best of luck - I'll look forward to seeing the results!
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