Absolutely Paul. I’ve only just glanced at it so far but I can see the potential.
I think some of the simpler things like the examples I gave above should be available natively though without the need for the third-party apps though.
Although using CoRE might not too difficult to use installing it can seem daunting. Just reading the instructions about github, ide’s etc would be a turn off for most “normal” people. It seemed very complicated to me at first and it wasn’t until after a bit of research that I realised I didn’t even need to follow all the steps.
Hopefully CoRE will become more integrated in the future and this won’t be necessary.
I’ve also heard that CoRE is slower than native apps like the “notify me when” app and doesn’t work when internet access is down. So its either having a very powerful app that’s a bit slower and less resilient or a less powerful app which is faster and more resilient.
It would be nice not to have to make these compromises in the future.