Unfortunately, I have to agree. Hype is the best kept secret, and that’s a great pity.
I have been using interactive software for over 27 years now, starting with Hypercard, Supercard, Authorware, Director (for 20 years), Mediator, Flash (ugh!), Flash Catalyst, Keynote, etc. Hype is out there with the very best and getting better with each upgrade (though there is room for more to come). At the end of the day though, if a tool today is not multi-platform it’s chances of success are and will remain limited.
I am a dedicated Mac user and have been one since 1987. However, the “rest of the world” are not. Once upon a time the media world was dominated by the Mac. Today this is not the case. Hype has to open up to the world of Windows.If it does not, two bad things may happen. Firstly, it will continue to miss out on a very large user base. Secondly and much worse, a viable windows based alternative will ultimately appear, and that could be very bad news indeed for Hype.
I run a college department of visual communications and both use and preach Hype. However, 75% of our students use Windows and seek an alternative. My answer is always: “buy a Mac”, but in truth, that’s not an answer.
Tumult have to grow beyond our wonderful niche market. Sad, but true.