Imagine developing an Application that is cross platform for all Operating Systems.
Well that is a reality and can be accomplished by using AppJS!!!
AppJS allows you to develop HTML as your Graphical User Interface. You don’t need to have to be limited to custom widgets that are made for everyone and are not full featured you can create your own HTML User Interface. The HTML allows for the complete development of your User Interface with full HTML 5 functionality.
AppJS allows for design and decoration of your application with CSS. If you have been developing in a web interface this will be so familiar to you. CSS allows for the power of HTML and CSS to develop your Application with all the CSS transformations, animations, shadowing and even the Twitter Bootstrap structure.
AppJS has a self-contained distributable application that can be downloaded and used on almost all operating systems on the AppJS site.
Lets show how this is able to be used and get this working with Ubuntu.
First lets create a Development directory in our home directory for this download.
From the terminal window we can create a Development directory by typing the following:
Now we are going to change to the new Development directory by typing the following:
Now lets make an appjs directory in the Development folder we created earlier by typing the following:
So the first thing to do is go to the webpage of the AppJS download area here:
Next we will download the Linux 64 bit version or the version you will need for you Operating System you are using for this process shown below:
Download the file to the appjs folder in the Development folder we created above.
Now in the terminal window lets go to our directory structure we created by typing the following:
Now we need to unzip the file that was downloaded above this can be done by typing the following in to the terminal window: (This is based on the version downloaded from the website)
gunzip < appjs-0.0.20-linux-x64.tar.gz | tar xvf -
This should create an app directory and we need to go to this folder by typing the following:
Now you will have one file app.sh and one data directory shown below:
Now all we have to do to run this is to run the app.sh shell file in that same terminal window by typing the following:
Now lets investigate the application that we downloaded and check out the coding they have included.
We will go to the data directory and investigate a few files by typing the following:
In the data folder is some really cool interesting stuff!!!
Finally in the content directory you will see that there is simply HTML, CSS, pictures and icons shown below:
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