Does anyone know if there's a plan to incorporate these into the app? Something like, "set up the puzzle on the table to look like this:" It seems like it would be simple enough to do.
Exceedingly unlikely since they've already implemented puzzles in the app. I would guess they'd potentally create new puzzle types in the app before they'd ever go back to cardboard.
I think the view of most people was that the 1e puzzles ground the game to a halt even though the idea was interesting, so eliminating the setup time was the priority.