Hello MMF Folks:
I'm probably dating myself by saying this, but I started out with AMOS on the Amiga Computer back in the "Golden Era" of computers. I'm more gray than golden these days. ;-) I stuck with the Clickteam products through MMF1.5. Never did upgrade to 2.0. I've followed the evolution of the products for years. Always hoping that the team would decide to add mobile support. Now, I see that they have. I'm psyched about it. However, I do have a few questions before I plunk down a boat load of money. At the moment I have a few apps in the iTunes store that i've developed using other technologies. I'd love to get back to MMF but wonder if any of you would be willing to answer a few of my questions:
First, does MMF2 offer widgets that have the iPhone "look and feel". I'm not really into game development. I like to create small applications. I need the ability to use a listview (as termed in jquery mobile) or a tableview (as termed in Xcode). Dynamic data is also important. That is, being able to have a data file: json, xml, etc. read into a list. The user then selects and item and progresses to the next page or scene. This is a snap to do in other technologies. How about in MMF2 Pro.
Second, what other widgets are offered specifically for the mobile platform? iOS has specific standards for development. Look and feel is an absolute must.
How are gradients handled? I'm used to dealing with jquery mobile, html5 and css. So different from MMF2 pro. I am a designer at heart. Coding is not my forte.
Finally, does the iOS extension work flawlessly. That is, no errors or hiccups? I'm really tired of the many gyrations that I have to go through to develop for the iPhone. I would like a process that doesn't require 10 different technologies.
Thanks for your time.
Greetings to Franciosis from an old CompuServe friend.