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Enyo is all up in your browsers, and there's nothing you can do about it 10

by Derek Kessler Wed, 25 Jan 2012 5:10 pm EST

In announcing Enyo as open source and launching the new enyojs.com site, HP also posted six previews of Enyo web apps for your browser. Some are pretty basic, like the Enyo Playground code demonstrator and apps to search Flickr and YouTube. But there are two that are somewhat impressive.

The first is StyleMatters, an Enyo-styled app (sliding panes and all - it looks straight out of a TouchPad) that shows off in code all of the kind of things you can do with Enyo as far as the user interface is concerned. Because, well, style matters, and Enyo will now get to spread webOS style to plenty of other platforms. In fact, it's already started.

The second demo is Pirate Pig, an app build off of HTML5 Canvas and Enyo that's essentially and extra-cute Bejeweled. Pirate Pig isn't full of fancy graphics but it works just as a Bejeweled clone should. Plus it's just adorable.

There's also the earlier discussed FlashCards by the indomitable James Harris, which in addition to working as an Enyo app on your TouchPad works as an Enyo app in any WebKit-based browser. It's good stuff, and we love that it syncs your data across multiple platforms.

Both of these apps exist entirely in the browser and we've tested them in multiple browsers on our computer and with a TouchPad. Unsurprisingly, they work great on both. Are we maybe a little excited about this? Yeah, though "little" might be an understatement.

Source: Enyojs.com (StyleMatters [WebKit browser required], Pirate Pig), FlashCards To Go



Don't know what to think about "Enyo will now get to spread webOS style to plenty of other platforms. In fact, it's already started."

This will be a huge boost for web app development

I thought a lot of the other similar platforms existed like phonegap which are more common, how does enyo change it?

Same here, can't see how Enyo makes the difference if you are able to develope apps for webOS, Android, WP7, BlackBerry, Symbian & Bada with PhoneGap.

The downside to PhoneGap is that you still tend to need a framework on top of it to handle the "look and feel" of app. For quite some time people have been using jQuery, Sencha Touch and other pretty mature frameworks and combining them with PhoneGap.

There is also Appcelerator which can stand on its own to build native apps (much closer to native than the Javascript Framework + PhoneGap approach).

I do agree that Enyo doesn't make much of a difference. It's really just another framework at this point. Will be interesting to see if it catches on or if the few "cool concepts" it brings to the table will simply be "ported" by the current frameworks. (BTW, sliding panels have been around for a while. They are basically a small improvement to the accordion metaphor of old.)

Yeah! I found the cupcake in StyleMatters ;-)

Is that an Orange touchpad?

This makes me feel that there wasn't a point to webOS. It's technically just a web browser and all the apps can be launched from a browser. What's the point of that?

Thats essentially what a lot of basic WebOS apps were

Why do you keep going from story to story and copying and pasting the same nonsense? Some people on here actually care about webOS and its future and hate when people like you come on just to try and stir up a fight.