I too hope Affinity will reconsider the omission of this feature from Photo. Although Designer is a great value for those who do any sort of illustration, I would really only use it for text-on-a-curve, superimposed on top of photographs. I can accomplish this, inelegantly, but taking my final photograph and using a $3 iPhone app to add the text, but it would be so much more convenient to just finish the job in Photo. I think this is why Adobe saw the merits of including the feature in Photoshop and not just illustrator. I do have a need for a page layout program, and I assume Affinity Publisher will have a lot of text handling features including text-on-path. Hopefully this will enable the feature in AP as well...?