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Enyo Community Gallery brings together more open source bits

by Derek Kessler Sun, 01 Apr 2012 7:03 pm EDT

Enyo Community Gallery brings together more open source bits

That Enyo 2.0 is open source is awesome. That the webOS developer community is taking advantage of this open source awesomeness is even more awesome. While the application frameworks for webOS have steadily improved over the past three years, webOS developers have continued to be a creative bunch, coding up new and different ways to do things beyond what Mojo and Enyo support out-of-the box.

All you have to do is look at apps like Flashcards, Graphite, Glimpse, and many others to see the creative solutions to design problems that webOS developers have implemented in just the past year, let alone the coding magic that had to be worked for Mojo apps on webOS smartphones.

With Enyo 2.0 being open source, the development attitude has changed a bit. We've always been able to characterize webOS developers as a sharing bunch, but working with open source frameworks seems to be engendering a spriti of sharing even more than before. Many developers have posted their own coding solutions to their websites, but now the Enyo team is helping to bring them all together with the new Enyo Community Gallery. It's a showcase of hacks, assets, and how-to's for Enyo developers, including useful bits like themed text areas, Google Maps controls, animated toggle buttons and progress bar controls, and more - all open source, and almost all with demos that work in-browser to show you exactly what it does and how it works.

So go ahead and check out the Enyo Community Gallery, and if you've got your own contributions to add, well, as it would turn out the Enyo Community Gallery itself is an open source web-hosted Enyo app, and all you have to do is upload your addition via GitHub (instructions in the readme file). Eating their own open source dog food, the Enyo team is.