Sorry to come back to this topic but as someone who is genuinely interested in Dropsource i want to understand your vision.
Firstly, what is the target audience of dropsource? Conventional app-developers, no-coder developers or both?
I’m asking this question because from my perspective, Dropsource is in a position to cater for both.
And the enabling factor was the plugin development that will allow programmers to augment dropsource with functionalities currently not supported.
No-coders can also rely on the third-party plugins to get their job done.
But this your latest release has kept me wondering what the vision really is.
As we all know there are several fundamental day-one features that are currently still missing in Dropsource (helloo do/undo, helloo copy/paste actions, helloo calculations, hellooo debugging, hellooo etc).
This actually defeats one of the main purpose of dropsource, the ability to develop fast. I sometimes look at some application i’ve developed in say a week and i think to myself, if this and that feature were available this should have been a one-days job.
Then there is the all important plugin development. This to me is one of the most crucial features that will take Dropsource to the next level.
One thing that developers cherish most is control. The ability to be able to create whatever they can. You take control from a developer, you say goodbye to him.
This to me has been one of the main issues that has previously prevented no-code/ visual programming from going mainstream.
This year it was reported that wordpress powers about 30% of all websites. Wordpress has been well received because they make it so easy to create websites without sacrificing control, there is a plugin for almost anything you need and if what you need is not avaiable you can build it yourself or get some third-party to do it for you.
These days i talk to a lot of my developer friends about Dropsource+Bubble and the moment i say these are visual programming frameworks, their reaction is, oh we’ve heard and seen these before, they promise you so much but once you get in, you’re limited to what is provided you.
This is why i find it a bit confusing that, the plugin development is currently a professional service. I hope this is temporary and it’s to enable you fine-tune it.
I was really hoping to see the resources of Dropsource focused on the fundamental missing features and plugin feature, than the enterprise and professional services.
But as someone from the outside trying to look inside i kind of understand you.
You’re a funded company so you need to make profit as soon as possible while trying to build a solid product.
You don’t have the luxury of not thinking about profit now as bootstrapped companies like Bubble can do.
In summary as one of your biggest fans and advocate i just want to understand what the target and goal is to better position myself.