Never got around to sending back my feedback, and now it’s released faster than I anticipated.
As an Android developer myself, I find little pride in making apps that are nothing but mobile website wrappers (i.e., are simply
WebView packaged in an app). It does not offer much beyond what a PWA (a pinned Chrome tab) does — the only addition is native system notifications.
From a mobile Coda app (and for the “doc as an app” rhetoric in general) I would at least expect full offline support, where a document could be cached once and used offline indefinitely.
I love Coda and honestly want it to become the next Excel for managing companies and personal endeavors, and the next Scratch for learning how to build apps. I hope this doesn’t come as an arrogant comment from a snooty fellow dev. It’s just that launching
WebView-based apps nowadays are considered low-effort, and Coda definitely deserves better.
Sorry. I reckon there were some perfectly valid reasons to launch it as is.