Non ludic uses of Construct 2?

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Post » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Excuse my poor english.
Has someone ever considered the possibilities of non-ludic uses of C2? Thanks to SDK capability, AJAX, a php-mysql server side platform, I think it's possible to create simple (and less simple) apps for smartphone, iphone & C. limited only by... fantasy
I'm working around this and after tests, obviously, I'll buy a basic C2 license: just to start, I hope ;)
best regards from Italy
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Post » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:01 pm

This is actually a very good idea! Only problem is that the Ajax features are not available on mobile phones. (as far as I know?)
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Post » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:02 pm

Unfortunatly many of the native libraries are unaccessible through C2, making such an app quite bloated in comparison with those natively written.
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Post » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:06 pm

Yes, it's possible.
For a client, I made a "catalog app". That app showed a grid of button, each one for a different brand of optics. When clicking on the brand, an iframe open and show the website of that brand in it. You can off course close that iframe and go to another brand, etc...
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Post » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:45 pm

Uhmmmm.
From manual: The following features are not supported in directCanvas, but should be supported when using the phone browser.
- The form control plugins Textbox and Button are not supported.
- The AJAX object is not supported. [...]

"should be supported..."

So I think that a workaround can be found. If apps are "slow" (low cpu usage) such as certain commercial ones, C2 will let me work once for iphone and android and... so on.

Ok, I have to start in order to test....
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Post » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:13 pm

[QUOTE=Pode] Yes, it's possible.
For a client, I made a "catalog app". That app showed a grid of button, each one for a different brand of optics. When clicking on the brand, an iframe open and show the website of that brand in it. You can off course close that iframe and go to another brand, etc...[/QUOTE]
Very nice trick, Pode. I think it's just the... tip of the iceberg.
Thanks
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