As we all know it’s sometimes hard to convince customers to make a commitment (f.e. involve IT) without knowing first that they will for sure get the benefit.
On the other hand, it might be difficult to properly assess workload for a project without knowing how the interaction will look like from robot perspective.
Obviously, best case scenario is to check with full Studio and do a PoC, but that’s not always feasible.
With above in mind - would it be possible to extract UiExplorer as a no-installation .exe for these kind of situations?
We could then just have it on a USB/Google Drive/Sharepoint/wherever and check how the robot will see the application straight up during assessment workshop (or equivalent).
This could save a lot of headache in situations where the process is clear and on the surface looks like a simple automation project, but becomes a pain as the application is just one big blob (or has UI structure straight from hell) and you need to build layers of workarounds to do basic stuff.
If redistribution is a concern I think most of serious companies would be fine with having a “watermarked” version, non-redistribute clauses etc. as long as it would allow as a peek of how the actual development will go without needing customer to commit resources beforehand (which in some cases can take a lot of time due to procedures for 3rd party installations etc.).