I recently noticed the following public statement made by Pinegrow in their youtube channel comments.
Thanks Manuel, for the detailed feedback. Actually, I’m working on creating a web design tool that would give a lot of creative freedom, but without needing much coding skills. It’s still in the early prototype / experimental stage though.
So it sounds like Pinegrow is gonna have an offspring, a little pine sapling, seedling.
This new offspring is perhaps heading back closer to Pinegrow’s own original “roots” regarding the 2011 online ’no coding required’ version that was never actually launched. But which instead brought forth the 2014 Pinegrow desktop app we all know today.
Given this tidbit of public reveal regarding a new app, I’m now more curious about “Pinegrow 5” and how it will progress forward provided that another app is being given development attention also. If I had to guess though I would assume this new app will be an actual offspring of Pinegrow’s own development, but instead be stripped down, reworked extensively with a modified overall workflow mindset.
So maybe not really another app development cycle completely for the team. But instead taking aspects of Pinegrow’s visual maturity and leveraging them into a simpler app workflow focused more towards a designer based visual mindset without all the additional code clutter. If each is based on the same core code base, then features may find their way upward to Pinegrow or downward to the new sapling as development occurs.
Hopefully this new app will likewise be a desktop app like Pinegrow and not the proposed hosted idea back from 2011, like so many other of todays online offerings for designers.
So it now sounds like previously discussed features are instead moving into an entirely separate app.
But I hope Pinegrow will likewise still move further in this direction some also, with its visual tools.
@matjaz, regardless if you need any alpha / beta prototype testers – add me to the list.
@earnoud Thanks for tweeting about that youtube video, I would have never seen that comment otherwise.
PS: This thread will probably be removed by admin in T-minus …