Just a small update from here. This feature is currently not in the short-term roadmap however we are looking into how we can improve the core of Podio, the apps and the items. You will see changes in the way the app builder and the items works in the future.
Again, I cannot promise when this exact feature is prioritized but we are monitoring all inputs closely and will update you here when we have news.
In terms of product roadmap we also plan to move the Podio Help Center to a new format soon and improve the transparency around feature requests in 2014 (and share more about what is planned/what is not planned). Unfortunately we rely on a third-party (we use Zendesk for this Forum) to make it possible.
@Stephen - Gustav is still with us (he is sitting next to me actually and says Hello). You can meet the team here: https://company.podio.com/team. You can follow updates and product news via the Blog: http://blog.podio.com/category/product-news/ - I don't agree that 2013 has been a dead zone, to me, it has been busy as usual :)
Thanks to all of you for sharing feedback and use-cases - much appreciated!
//Sara - Podio