I can see that many users will be disappointed. Myself on the otherhand am rather pleased. The reason for this is somewhat what Lindy eludes to in the complexity of the entire suite. My large community is almost built exclusively using custom IP content applications. We mostly use the core for Member / security management and the base platform. Our forums are not even close to the focus. So my point is, with IPS software making a solution for 'out of the box' products is just a small element. I agree that providing a mobile, standards based framework allows for a much better solution down the road. Sure it doesn't help for those that run the products stock as much.
I have the current iOS app. I have ditched it in favor of my mobile skin. I found it much faster and far more usable to use the web native rather than wrapping it in a custom app.
Could that possibly be changed into having say a cache of download logs that can be reset so we have a way to maintain quota issues without losing our logs? This is my biggest headache in regards to IPD. Also having the timestamp in the user report would be very very helpful.
I was disappointed at first when the feature was removed. Then somewhere in the 4 version the flash uploader gave a provision to do 10 at a time. Now we can do numerous ones. I personally would like the ability to add images from the ACP but wouldn't care if it were zip file or not. Flash or basic uploader from the ACP allow us to choose the image owner as another member would suffice just fine
The third party developers is just one of the many reasons IPS apps are such a good choice. In the 6 years I have been using, I have yet to see a mod that I have ever used become extinct. Some devs have discontinued development on some, but everyone I have ever seen has been picked up by another dev. IPS also does EOL their addons, such as Portal and the shoutbox. The great third party devs have picked them up and have even made improvements over IPS versions.
With the changes in 2.3 IP.Content continues to improve nicely. What I would like to see is showing the keys under the title/name as well as having collapsible categories on the blocks page in the ACP.
I just bought this this afternoon and out of the box for a few hours and I am getting stats like you would never imagine. This will sure help in focusing my advertising and telling me what areas to improve on and such. Great mod. The value is already paid back just from looking at the first report. I use WebTrends professionally and for and IPS based site it cannot even touch this addon. Get this you will not be disappointed. The best money I have spent in a while in terms of IPS addons.
I just finished working with Dawid on a small modification for Downloads App. It was a paid fee mod. the experience with Dawid was top notch, very professional. He took my sketches and requirements and in alot shorter time than anticipated he returned the completed mod for testing. During testing we found a few small issues, which were corrected immediately. Will be using Dawid again :D