If making Hype cross platform is the goal, it's looking like a Windows / Linux version of Hype would be a better focus for Tumult's development.
While it had a great start, and it hit the #1 spot for the photo / video category, The overall ranking dropped quickly. That's a surprise for an app that was featured in the WWDC keynote. Here are some issues that I noticed...
- It's iPad only, that dramatically limits sales. Pixelmator, a universal binary photo editing app, doesn't have that limitation.
- Even the iPad specs are pretty high. The first line in the descriptio says iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad 2017.
- Is it necessary? I haven't really used Pixelmator on my phone. I bought it because I like Pixelmator on my desktop.
If the iPad was a true replacement for a desktop / laptop computer, I'd save a lot of money. I've been waiting for a new Mac Mini, so it would be nice if a $275 iPad Air 2 could replace more expensive hardware – but it doesn't!
I imagine myself working on the iPad, but it just doesn't feel natural that way. Sure, The processing power of the iPad is strong. My iPad Air 2 is competitive with my 2009 Mac Mini. Yet, I get more work done with a traditional mouse, keyboard, external monitor and an eight year old computer.
It's like, I want to be productive. But when I grab my iPad, I naturally drift into time-wasting activities, like browsing r/the_donald, playing War Pinball or looking at properties on Zillow.
Have you seen the update to the iWork apps?! That's amazing. Pages now has linked text boxes. That's near Quark XPress / InDesign levels of desktop publishing. Do I see myself writing a Hype 4 book on the iPad? Even if I was trapped on an island (which I suppose is kinda true) and my only way to escape was to write the Hype 4 book on an iPad, I don't think I could do it. Seems foolish... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrR3xHnrMNc ...I'd probably end up like that guy at the end of the commercial.