Not bashing C3 here (I'm excited for the new software), just my honest opinion: To me, C3 just seems like a polished version of C2.
1. Yes, C3 is browser-based and can be accessed on the go. But I do not care because I use C2 on my work laptop at home, there is no need for mobile access.
2. Yes, C3 provides an Android build. But I get the same result when using Cocoon IO (besides a splash screen). In addition to that, I don't have to pay anything using Cocoon, which saves me 139$ a year.
3. Yes, C3 provides a new dark-coloured theme. People... I don't care what color the interface has.
4. The C3 website plights easy export to Android, not directly stating that you still have to sign your apps afterwards. That's just a waste of time for people who know how to do this and a big obstacle for people who do not know how to sign an app.
5. There is no tutorial on how to export to iOS, as far as I know. I feel like there is less emphasis on iOS export.
6. There still is no native share function for mobile apps. So even if you publish an app, your distribution sucks.
Let me be clear here: I am using C2 to publish apps and to make money. I want C3 to be good, because it has a lot of potential! But currently, there are major issues preventing C3 from being a software suitable for business use.
If the following points are fullfilled:
- Give me an included APK signer for Android builds!
- Show me how to export to iOS! Make it as easy as possible!
- Let me share my mobile apps on Facebook and Twitter!
I will gladly give you my money and recommend this software to other people. Till then, I won't.
the signer isnt built in, which would be nice
however, theres forums, tutorials, and youtube to learn how to export to ios. the functionality is there;
as well as the functionality to share your apps. you can make games geared towards facebook, you just have to host them on your own, i dont see too much of an issue with that, scirra is an editor not a hosting service, which is partly why they give us the arcade section. i see where you're coming from though. however, compared to paragraphs of actual code theyve done a great job. and if im correct they migrated all (or most) of c2 to a new language, so think of it as a prototype. if people invest in c3 it adds resources for a potential c4, which as theyd already have the base, they could make updates like crazy. tbh their workflow is pretty consistent. they update regularly, and though they may not live in the forums, they keep up on maintenance. overall, great company, great software. cant wait to see where it goes.