Hey @Andi1! You caught my attention as well, so I'm going to chime in.
You are absolutely correct. In fact, some of our more recent features (lightboxes, video backgrounds) started off as scripts in the Community.
There's two main reasons that developing Tips & Scripts are important to us:
- It solves customer pain-points quickly and easily; and allows us to release new functionality with smaller teams and a minimal investment of time/resources.
- It allows us to validate the idea by measuring things like adoption, usage and ease of implementation.
It's an easy and lightweight way to launch ideas, test iterations and analyze the outcomes. We're big fans of the Tips & Scripts series here and I'm glad to hear you are, too.
I've personally tested out quite a few products similar to Unbounce and I'll agree that there is usually functionality from one that is missing in the others. We've also been around the longest, so I'm confident in saying that we have the most robust and powerful builder on the market.
This brings a few caveats. First, it's a little bit more difficult for us to jump in with both feet and develop features as quickly as smaller companies can. We have a lot of teams working in sync to solve incredibly complex problems that are a bit bigger in scope than some of the smaller features that we see requests from.
In fact, we're currently developing really, really exciting products that will blow your socks off once they're ready - but again, they take a lot of hours, resources and TLC to build. We've found a happy medium in developing smaller ideas with things like Tips & Scripts and Ship-it Day... but we can always be better.
As @Jess said though, thank you so much for your feedback. Serioiusly. Feedback is crucial for us to move forward, prioritize and ultimately build better products. We'll pass this on to our teams internally and they'll factor it in to the decision making process for our roadmap.
Until then, please feel free to stick around the Community and test out more Tips & Scripts. Feel free to give feedback where you feel it will help, just keep it classy and respectful and we'll continue to be super receptive and transparent.