We’re still adding events for snapshot (save) and load.
I plan to take it and build an AngularJS wrapper with directives for the baic channels. This means in an Angular app you’ll be able to drop somewhere in your html and that’s where the main channel text will appear. Or maybe a generic directive . Lot’s of awesome thing we’ll be able to do.
I definitely disagree. Angular 2 is having an “Osborne effect” on Angular 1; Angular’s momentum is falling fast. (Insert “torque” pun here.) Plus, Google is notorious about vigorously turning its back on old code. The performance issues can’t be repaired in Angular 1’s API and won’t be; that’s what necessitates Angular 2. So, soon, nobody will use Angular 1 because they’re all on Angular 2 or switched to something else.
By the time Angular 2.0 is ready for production, React will be in an even stronger position; Angular 1 users will get to choose whether to switch to React or Angular 2.
And Angular 2 still doesn’t even have a solid server-side story, whereas React’s primary advantage is isomorphic code that runs fast in the browser and runs fast on the server.
will such developments allow for graphical map-based navigation in IF? a long-needed feature, I believe. plays beautifully in inkle’s games and I don’t even mean a fully drawn map, it may be the usual connected boxes. parser alone won’t survive the incoming end of desktop pc. The interface should embrace touchscreen metaphors…
Depends on your perspective. The corporate world is just now catching on to SPAs and JS frameworks. They don’t like moving fast. I’m at a very large corporation now and they’re using Ionic (Angular 1.x and Cordova). They’ve seen the news about Angular 2 and React and simply don’t care.
The start-ups and more agile firms will jump on the latest shiny Hacker News toys. This does not mean existing tech is dead. And sure, google may stop supporting 1.x, but it’s open source. Others will take up the slack.
Anyway…if someone else wants to wrap Quixe+FyreVM (needs a name) in a React library or an Angular 2 library (when it’s available), that would be awesome. That’s why open source is so awesome, right?
It enables anything you can imagine and build. I’ve thought about this particular feature and the ways it could be tooled. Maybe the user comes up with a hand-drawn map and identifies hotspots and routes like the old web map paradigm. Maybe someone creates a reusable channel extension that has the front end mapping code. There are many ways to implement mapping using the channel data interface. It will be up to one of our inventive tool developers to make it happen.