I just tried out the iOS Alpha release and trust me, it is pretty awesome. The new UI/UX is great and the use of colours and gradients is a feast to the eyes . Gives it the cool modern look, pretty much like iOS. (Material design doesn’t have widespread use for gradients, iOS lives off it. Good thinking there!)
I don’t know if many of you have noticed, but it is now possible to create project names with a space in between. (It no longer shows a warning). I am waiting for such a change in the Android platform too, but it may take longer as Java plays spoilsport sometimes…
Though there are limited components to try out, the level of options provided for each is just mindblowing, especially for an alpha release. Quite a few features are not available on the stable release even though Android supports them (For example, the “Type” setting for the Text input).
Now that there is a dedicated blocks area for each component, I’m sure things will get a lot less cluttered. It would be great if this could be merged with the stable release.
On the improvements side, I think it would be better to keep the Add Component as a drag-and-drop menu, just like the original.
I like the current login screen over the one seen in the alpha. (But these are just my views. Feel free to differ! )
The Components section may look better with a dedicated scrollbar. When you have too many components, it gets cumbersome to scroll to the bottom… then select one component… then move over to the blocks editor. If there were a scroll bar just for the list of existing components, I could scroll freely while keeping the “Blocks”, “Properties”, “Live Test” and “Remove component” buttons on top. I can add a screenshot, if the admins don’t object.
Also, as @lucatunes mentioned, it would be great to have a “Project settings” icon.
Again, the Alpha is awesome. Keep up the good work!
EDIT: Just spotted a weird bug. When I have two or more components, I have different code areas for each. But I can code for all the components in a single area. Can get confusing and easy to miss out blocks. But it turns out, the blocks not in their places disappear when you switch menus. Wait… all my blocks are just disappearing!!!