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Awesomium - Web Gui for Native Apps

By January 9, 2013

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At first I thought this was a new element. Imagine an API where instead of your program outputting to a console or GUI, it instead outputs html, JavaScript and CSS in a browser like form. Events in JavaScript are hooked up to your code, so clicking on a button etc. ends up running an event handler in your code. There's a couple of samples you can download and run.

Awesomium is dual licensed, free for non commercial use and a commercial license if you want to use it that way. There's a version for .NET and one for C++ on Windows, Linux and Mac. It looks interesting but I wonder if the days of downloading, installing and running a standalone app (that looks like a web page) are coming to an end when you can instead browse a web app.

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