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Build a High-Performance Mobile App With Famo.us and ManifoldJS


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For the last few months I’ve been wanting to dive into this new JavaScript framework since I saw its launch event in October of 2014. Famo.us includes an open-source 3D layout engine fully integrated with a 3D physics animation engine that can render to DOM, Canvas, or WebGL. In short, you can get native performance out of a web application, largely due to the way Famo.us handles the rendering of its content.

Jenn Simmons of the Web Platform Podcast recently had Famo.us CEO, Steve Newcomb on the podcast to discuss the mobile performance and their upcoming mixed mode. This was perfect timing, as Microsoft had just released ManifoldJS, a tool which allows you to package your web experience as native apps across Android, iOS, and Windows. I wanted to put these two technologies to the test.

In short, I wanted to determine if Famo.us does actually have great mobile performance, as well as have an understanding of how straightforward the process was for packaging my web application as a mobile app.