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Re: LiveCode on Social Media

Post by SparkOut » Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:19 pm

Still has the "unreviewed content" wall for me

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Re: LiveCode on Social Media

Post by jacque » Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:31 pm

SparkOut wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:19 pm
Still has the "unreviewed content" wall for me
Clear your browser cache maybe?
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Re: LiveCode on Social Media

Post by stam » Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:09 am

Nah still a problem on mobile browsers even after clearing the cache.
No issue on desktop browser or the app, but on mobile browser it still showing the 'unreviewed content' warning which is really annoying.

I chose this platform for ease of use, but if people can't access freely it's pointless. I will probably replicate this on a different platform or blog.

I do have an online site (I have lifetime access on mHost) but dont' have time to set up a site with db feed at present, which is why I was looking at easier options like reddit, and ideally visitors would post their own stuff there too... but that's not going to fly it seems.

My plan had been to just create a repository of LC algorithms - and ideally that others would contribute so it's not a monologue...
Been looking at SubStack for a possible option, looks very decent especially on mobile. Can format code but wraps lines, so not ideal.
Or will probably set up a free blog somewhere. Anyone have any recommendations?

S.

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Re: LiveCode on Social Media

Post by dunbarx » Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:34 pm

I could make a YouTube video showing how to make an address book in fifteen minutes.

Would that be viewed? Who would it attract?

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Re: LiveCode on Social Media

Post by stam » Fri Jul 05, 2024 8:24 pm

dunbarx wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:34 pm
I could make a YouTube video showing how to make an address book in fifteen minutes.

Would that be viewed? Who would it attract?

Craig
Well for one, people picking up LC as a test or for the first time - many would just google or search YouTube directly.
But the tone of your post is a bit ambiguous - it may be interpreted as you saying there's no point putting stuff online because no one will bother, but I'd disagree with that. LC is the best kept secret and more people pushing more stuff out there will help, even it it's only 0.0005% more exposure.

However, I would argue that putting a video online showing how to build an address book in the quickest, 'cheapest' (programmatically) way does no one any favours. I think the era of "entrepreneurial" programming, especially with what is now a paid product, is waning. I suspect not many are going to search YouTube for the quickest way to build an address book - those looking to learn programming will more likely encounter python and swift instead since their presence is orders of magnitude higher.

Using a video for a visual hook is also a 2-edged sword. Will a livecode app look spectacular if as a 15 min endeavour? It's all too easy to some something quick that looks at best dated (at worst terrible) - and that will put potential new users off. I don't think check sites like https://dribbble.com or even more generic sites like Pinterest for interface ideas when writing apps.

A 'simple' address book is of limited value as this can be quickly re-created in any language with little effort (perhaps not as fast as LC - probably - but for example it would take me roughly the same time in XOJO or B4X as a cross-platform app).

If the app you built included clever features that LC users would find interesting that would definitely be worth a watch.
Include advanced features like publish/subscribe and it would attract a number of advanced users.
So it would need to add value in some other way.
Do that and I'd definitely watch it ;)

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