I talked to a friend today about this and I think that people are slightly confused about what Im really thinking here. My friend was under the impression that such a feature would allow a user to create a program that is in direct competion with Construct itself. and someone thought this
Your app could just have a button that downloads the latest version of Construct. Then they can make an exe with Construct.
Which isnt what I would want because the idea is this...if you will follow the process....
Say Im putting plenty of thought and effort into creating an eBook with construct...the interface is beautiful and the page-turning is smooth and its just a fabulous experience to read my eBook which I have output to a stand-alone executable format...a nice product that I can sell thanks to the hard effort of all the sweet people that developed Construct (thanks guys\gals).
Now remember that >I< ...thats me... I put some effort and creativity into my creation also...It didnt just happen by pushing a few buttons in Construct...there was some programming and artwork and logistics and previous knowledge of how to get specific results from the Construct.
Now all I want is to be able to make a program in construct that allows the user to pick an interface style and set a few options and tell my program where the text or html files are located and push the done button and my program outputs a beautiful eBook like the one that took me a month to put together in construct...my program wouldnt be competing with construct and my users wouldnt even know how to get the results that my program gives if they tried to in construct unless they put many hours in but why would they when my app does it for them in under 2 minutes. "Pow!" they output a Sky- blue gradient Love story they can sell...then they output a hot red ebook about Office politics that they give-away to all thier co-workers.
Sure maybe I could make and exe that could do alot of what construct itself can do but why would I want to replicate something great when the real thing would always be so much greater...it wouldnt happen.
The idea is to allow the user of my creation to create and ouptut a program that creates an executable product (its just another file format people). Heck I create and have created and app that outputs unique .bmp images of a partitular look and think maybe it would be nice if i could make a program that output slideshows ...standalone slideshow exe Apps Thats all Im saying
Now relate that to you game creators out there...you could create a program that outputs an exexcutable that is of use to the gamer...like as a gamer I would like to have a program that makes a stand-alone personalized gaming highlites replay or slideshow or high score thingie...etc.
Sorry about the length please excuse me.
OOOOPS just saw Ashley already replied with solution...dont know if that would work the way Im thinking but Ill explore your suggestion.
thanks alot for the info ...I appreciate it.