Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:12 pm Post
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:23 pm Post
Patti wrote:I think the frustration is mainly because we don't know how much longer it will be until we see the much-anticipated iOS version.
I would like to see, perhaps, just a quick update on a monthly basis, (I think it's been early Sept. since we heard anything) and an ETA.
I hate to spend $100 plus trying out the alternatives, (i.e the combined OS X & iOS versions of Ulysses or Storyist) IF it's only a matter of another few months (early 2016). If it's another year, then I might consider it.
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:37 pm Post
benlovejoy wrote:The problem is, he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
A lot of people are pissed off because they were told to expect the iPad version by now and don't have it, while others – like you – are pissed off because he's learned that lesson and is now saying little until it's actually ready.
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:58 pm Post
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:30 pm Post
followthechris wrote:*Edit: KB claims they have put a "small fortune" into this, and I sort of believe that. Though for, what, two years? he balked over the 80Kpounds it would supposedly have required for in in house developer. Then he spent the next 2 years trying to use people from a WRITING forum to do his coding. Only now is it with an agency, and they're having to rebuild the core components (binders) from the ground up! I do believe that it's cost him far more than that original 80k, but only because he balked at doing it correctly the first time.
followthechris wrote:Check my post history back in 2011 for KB outright stating that he doesn't see iOS as important to Scrivener. Same thread where he balked over development costs.
followthechris wrote:His admission that the "developer" he hired screwed the pooch so badly that now that it's finally with an agency it's having to have the heart rebuilt from the ground up came in his recent blog on iOS status.
followthechris wrote:Possibly switching softwares has nothing to do with being mad at the development team. It's a desire to do business with honest companies. A desire to pay companies who care about their customers. A desire not to be lied to.
followthechris wrote:users have a right to be frustrated with KB. His hollow promises have caused frustrations for years
followthechris wrote:So yes, I am going to complain loudly and openly. I wish others would too. This isn't just bad luck as KB presents it -- it's the result of terrible, terrible decision making and his hope that people would forget about wanting an iOS version.
followthechris wrote:Why would you ever want someone to make these mistakes again? And how wold it take any courage? They were all made out of a poor business sense and selfishness.
followthechris wrote:I think Storyist now has all the features Scrivener does (which it didn't always)
followthechris wrote:People on this forum have been clamouring for more frequent updates for years, but he refuses to provide them for some reason -- and, since an update is such a small thing, the takeaway for customers who have asked for them is that he simply doesn't care.
Amcmo wrote:So Keith isn't perfect, and some say can be a bit crotchety.
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:04 pm Post
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Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:48 am Post
KB wrote:We really do appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm for the project, and once again I am sincerely sorry that the project has hit so many problems and not come to fruition this year (or last, or the year before). But for the time-being, it’s probably best just to forget about our iOS version and treat us as a desktop-only company that has never said anything about an iOS version. I know I wish I hadn’t.
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