Designing Web Code in a Native App

Over the years I’ve heard developers say, “you can always tell when it’s a web app,” insinuating that web apps are lacking when compared with native apps.  These same folks will claim that web app performance is poor and the design is inferior.  Although that might have been true years ago, today’s web fairs much better than the web of yesteryear.  Our runtimes are superfast, leaving no lack of performance for apps. And the best user experience on the web is generations ahead of that Continue reading →

Manifoldjs with Crosswalk, a simpler dev experience for Android

With version 0.3.0 of Manifoldjs you can now choose to build your Android apps with Crosswalk instead of the traditional Android webview. It’s quite simple to implement as well. First, make sure you have Manifoldjs installed and running: Step 1: install node.js from Step 2: open your favorite command prompt (terminal on mac or linux) and type: > npm install manifoldjs -g Now, you simply add the Crosswalk flag to your launch parameters, and watch what happens next: > manifoldjs –p Android –c Continue reading →