These are just some thoughts i had after a discussion with non-coder friends.
Yesterday at a party i’ve showed my arduboy to a couple of friends. The first reactions where super positive but then some question came and the enthusiasm dropped.
“Is there a sd card slot?”
“How do i put games on this?”
After some talk and clarification, the fact that you can only have one game at a time wasn’t that bad. But everybody shared the same opinion that compiling code in an ide is too complicated for them and all they want is to drag n drop the game on their arduboy. That would be a must have for them to get one.
I actually support that simplicity and that’s why i thought about a website which stores all games as compiled hex files which you can download and upload with the arduboy hex uploader.
I imagine something like an app store where a developer can create a new project and upload version with description and manuals and where normal users can search, stumble around and download the games.
No user has to worrie about libraries, compiler warning or whatsoever and will have a always working version of the game.
What do you guys say?