Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Atlas - cross platform mobile platform

Cross platform mobile apps using HTML-5 have got a bad name recently since "biggest mistake" from Mark Zuckerburg and while I agree with the part about making big bets on HTML - 5 I still see this as the best approach we have so far for cross platform mobiles apps and would seem a perfectly fine for cases where cross platform is important or as a means to test adoption with a move to native when justifiable.

It is with the above in mind that I present Atlas

Atlas is complete mobile application environment with Test Driven Development. It brings together core web technologies into a environment that supports

  • TDD - utilizing jasmine.js
  • Backbone - JavaScript MVC
  • Mustache - logic-less templates
  • JQuery Mobile - HTML 5 based user interface system
  • PhoneGap/Cordova - cross device runtime platform
  • Server Push Framework - utilizing juggernaut

This is usable now but still under development as and when I get time.