CONSTRUCT 3 as app making software? not games

Post » Wed May 24, 2017 7:19 am

Hi, guys,

This question made me think: what if construct 2 isn't just a game maker, but an app maker for your company or event?
As i was browsing through the forums, studying c2 and during my main job as a designer ( i work in a special events company)
I encountered making apps for events. I just wondered, why not i make this app in my c2 though its not a game? and have a template out of it?

Good idea right? the apps we make in Construct software can be applicable to simple drop and click app guides for corporate event guides.
I'm wondering if scirra would go the extra effort on this. I won't demand for too many things but if this was applicable to games, what more to apps that requires simple logic or functions? it's a nice platform, that permits cross publishing between ios and android so i love using this.

If construct can't do this, are there any other product out there that's so simple, (i'm not a computer programmer and i'm more focused on front end designing) manageable like construct app engine that lets you publish in different platforms? of course, same style as drag and drop and bit logic.
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Post » Wed May 24, 2017 7:26 am

Games are just interactive entertainment apps.

So yes ... construct software can definitely be used to build apps for a wide range purposes and needs.
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Post » Wed May 24, 2017 12:59 pm

eryson27 wrote:Hi, guys,

This question made me think: what if construct 2 isn't just a game maker, but an app maker for your company or event?
As i was browsing through the forums, studying c2 and during my main job as a designer ( i work in a special events company)
I encountered making apps for events. I just wondered, why not i make this app in my c2 though its not a game? and have a template out of it?

Good idea right? the apps we make in Construct software can be applicable to simple drop and click app guides for corporate event guides.
I'm wondering if scirra would go the extra effort on this. I won't demand for too many things but if this was applicable to games, what more to apps that requires simple logic or functions? it's a nice platform, that permits cross publishing between ios and android so i love using this.

If construct can't do this, are there any other product out there that's so simple, (i'm not a computer programmer and i'm more focused on front end designing) manageable like construct app engine that lets you publish in different platforms? of course, same style as drag and drop and bit logic.


This is what drew us to C2 in the first place.

We ditched native iOS app development when we found C2 in 2014. We now use it for almost all of our front-end work.

I don't know of any full-featured tool that would allow us to produce HTML5 content as quickly and easily as Construct.
www.simbucket.com - HTML5 Science Simulations / https://www.airconsole.com/#!play=com.n ... obotrumble - Robot Rumble on AirConsole
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Post » Wed May 24, 2017 5:07 pm

I don't know why Construct solely focuses on only HTML games, when you can do so much more with it, including creating other types apps. I once made a calculator with C2. You can make websites and animations too, although not as easily. Tom and Ashley are limiting their user base to only game enthusiasts, but they should open it up to more people.

What about motion comics? You can easily make something like that with C2 and C3.

http://www.madefire.com/motion-books/

I think Motion Books is flashed based, so C3 can own that space if they really wanted to. Construct could probably fill in a lot of niche markets left open by Flash and they really wouldn't have to change their software at all. The opportunities are there.
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Post » Wed May 24, 2017 5:26 pm

I agree. C2/C3 can be used to build apps as well, so Scirra should do it's marketing accordingly. They are missing out on some serious user base in my opinion. @Ashley , what do you think?
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Post » Wed May 24, 2017 5:54 pm

It's something we've got on the list of things to look at going forwards - for now we're 100% focused on getting Construct 3 out the door and established as a great game engine.
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Post » Wed May 24, 2017 8:08 pm

Tom wrote:It's something we've got on the list of things to look at going forwards - for now we're 100% focused on getting Construct 3 out the door and established as a great game engine.

Great to know. :) I hope all your plans work out. I'm looking forward to the C3 release. ;)
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Post » Thu May 25, 2017 5:01 pm

For the OP, I asked the same question here: construct-3-as-a-cross-platform-app-dev-tool_t191932

More info there.
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Post » Thu May 25, 2017 6:19 pm

construct is marketed as an engine to create games, applications, and even websites. However, if you're looking to hit the largest possible audience, you advertise that you can make games because it draws in people who are bored and looking to play around with things. even in the templates it shows you how instead of making games you could make apps like skype or chat rooms or maybe even encrypted email services. and yes, while construct may seem like overkill just to make a website, it sure will look professional. this is why you can put things in your project such as apple or android support, etc. in closing, dont let what somethings marketed as limit you. everything can be used for something other than its original intention, thats how we invent inventions.
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Post » Fri May 26, 2017 2:39 am

alas C2 is a little short in text input and formating output. They soom excel like addins for this.
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