@dweezil: I see your point and it is quite difficult to discuss this without appearing to dismiss the well intentioned efforts of others.
I also agree that there are a number of third party tools appearing that should be part of Corona. The longer Ansca delays in implementing tools the more likely it is that a user will go out and just build it. And once they are out there, it would be difficult for Ansca to kill of their hard work by providing a similar built in tool.
So far we have a GUI Editor, Project Manager, Accelerometer Sim, and Particle System (plus other code bits like Director Class and Game Class).
My concern is not so much the additional cost (developers need to be rewarded for their efforts), but the level of integration and guaranteed ongoing support.
And I agree with you on putting off potential developers - if the physics engine was a third party tool - would bubble ball have been written.
On the flipside, third party tools which fill in the gaps give Ansca breathing room to focus on expanding other Corona features.
Who knows we could see lots of new things in the next drop...
@Matthew: No offense intended. I still think what you did was incredibly clever, and if I was developing an accelerometer app I'd buy it without question.
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