Latest Zwiftcast has come out with some cracking understatements and insights pertinent to this thread , go listen if you have an hour;
“I would like to see more people innovating within our platform. And I think part of that is just…we’re not making that particularly easy for people to do that.”
How out of touch is that . Just a quick scan of this ( and similar threads ) would quickly make anyone realise the truth is more . Not making it particularly easy ? Try not making it possible at all. At least I guess they recognise failure , question is will that result in more than words and will we see anything done about it .
It also covers the whoas and problems with creating there fabled hardware folly project ., IMO the reason why nothing (literally) is being done to really innovate in the software espace . Why its not delivered and given the state of the worlds supply chain probably wont for some time . But the most eye dropping insight appears to be a driver for dropping the ball for this project is this idea that existing hardware suppliers are not innovating and zwift wants to push the boundary on that . Really ! Do we have to list the number of hardware innovations that zwift failed misreable to support , or stuck in the manyana world of futureworks to bobble about in the bottom of the barrel until everyone got bored waiting.
Spoiler alert - publically anway , not going to drop this lost cause but suck it up and keep trying… Lets hope that common sense and the urgent need to address core business means privately that will loosen up at least.
Obviously we are not party to the commercial and other relationships between zwift and the existing hardware suppliers but I suspect they need to (should be) working closely with them. The above probably is a risky strategy to be putting out there IMO.