Integrate Electron to allow creation of desktop apps


#1

Wappler is an impressive tool as it is, but it would be super awesome if it could add support for Electron (https://electronjs.org) to allow us to build desktop apps, besides iOS, Android and Web apps.

Wappler would then definitely become “the app builder to rule them all”. :hammer_and_wrench::slightly_smiling_face:


Create desktop app with Wappler ( NWJS Support )
#2

Good idea! Sure we can do that - seems like a logical step indeed.

Although we have a slight preference for NWJS (https://nwjs.io/) as Wappler is also build with it :slight_smile:


First thoughts / feature requests
Create desktop app with Wappler ( NWJS Support )
#3

Although we have a slight preference for NWJS (https://nwjs.io/ ) as Wappler is also build with it.

That makes sense. Nwjs is easier to use, so it would be more akin to the Wappler’s philosophy. Electron have a broader integration with native features, though.


#4

Good read btw:


#5

Are there any news ?


#6

Not yet - this is a bit low priority right now.


#7

This is other feature request . Maybe you can merge


#8

@Marcio_Duarte This is a fantastic idea. It cannot be overstated what a tremendously useful feature this would be and how much of a competitive advantage it would give Wappler in this space. You’re right, it is an incredible tool as-is but this would be nothing short of a game-changer.


#9

Well just to add to the news a lot of new exciting developments are coming to that area!

  1. The latest Framework 7 have a desktop theme Aurora:
    https://blog.framework7.io/meet-aurora-new-framework7-desktop-theme-b4064c5b6040

  2. Cordova Added support for Electron as well:
    https://cordova.apache.org/announcements/2019/02/28/cordova-electron-release-1.0.0.html
    https://cordova.apache.org/announcements/2019/03/18/cordova-electron-release-1.0.2.html

  3. Electron is catching up finally on Chrome:
    https://electronjs.org/blog/electron-5-0-timeline

So exciting times ahead and we will definitely take advantage of those great developments in Wappler!