It should be an example how easy it is, and eventually be used as a framework, with just changing 3-5 lines of code, any api can be exposed like this.
Yes, it is a clear example to a tiny select - skilled and knowledgeable - group of people. But as you say yourself ‘eventually.’ How soon? Why not today?
How is it that the AE leadership is not seeing that time is short - that time is running out - and that bringing new energy and new forces to the ecosystem should be their TOP PRIORITY?
First step: Having a number of functional, fully-fledged, useful, stand-alone, complete, example programs - that random people can download onto their phones from the App store or Google - and right away experience the speed and power and beauty of the AE ecosystem - and tell their friends about it.
----If you wait for those to appear ‘naturally’ - like in a movie - built by some unknown upstart programmer from Africa of China with beautiful music playing in the background - you will waste critical years - and all the advantage AE has today will disappear.----
In successful product development - developing ALL the features FROM the start is wrong. It’s like THE FIRST RULE in the bible of product development - premiere the product, get it to be useful, get it to be USED - and ONLY THEN innovate and improve the extra features.
What are you guys doing right now improving all the bells and whistles when the basic AE system is not fully usable, not easily grabbable (as evidenced by no new AEpps appearing in MONTHS) by a random programmer?
What are you guys doing at this point in the game? Making advances on a high-speed train that keeps travelling empty? FOR MORE THAN A YEAR NOW!??!?!
Steve Jobs said: “Real Artists Ship!”
With the biggest appreciation for all your work, your local ‘please do the right thing’ loud guy.