HP announces that Enyo 2, its open-source, cross-platform app development framework has exited beta and is production-ready.
The Hewlett-Packard-sponsored Enyo project
has announced that Enyo 2 is moving out of beta and is now ready for
application framework that emphasizes modularity and encapsulation. The Enyo
framework was created to support application development for the HP TouchPad
and the webOS platform. Although it was initially conceived as a
platform-independent framework, Enyo 1 targeted webOS and the TouchPad
In January 2012, the project launched enyojs.com
and open-sourced Enyo 1. At the same
time, the team released the first beta of Enyo 2. Where Enyo 1 targeted webOS,
Enyo 2 was rewritten from the ground up to enable truly cross-platform
development, supporting mobile and desktop browsers from iOS to IE8, the Enyo
team said. Indeed, Enyo 2 supports development on iOS, Android, Safari,
Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
According to the Enyo team blog
first Enyo 2 was pretty minimal, but six months later Enyo 2 boasts an
amazing community of developers, a broad set of cross-platform UI widgets, and
a powerful layout library for building apps that work across all form factors
from phones to desktops. Since January, weve seen Enyo apps developed for
virtually every platform, and submitted to nearly all of the major app stores.
Equally exciting, weve seen over 50 add-on libraries and plug-ins added to the
Enyo Community Gallery
According to the Enyo team, Enyo 2 is
production-ready, API-stable, and recommended for general use.
The Enyo team said the new release delivers:
We have finished
polishing a number of new UI widgets in the Onyx library, including Menu,
Picker, Tooltip, Tree, Drawer, Scrim, and MoreToolbar, a responsive toolbar
that adapts to different screen widths.
The Enyo 2 Sampler
is a new app to help you
get acquainted with all of the functionality available in Enyo and its add-on
libraries, Onyx and Layout. You can browse a hierarchy of interactive samples
of all the UI controls, see different options for configuring them, and view
source code for the samples right in the app. And of course, the Sampler is
designed to adapt to different form factors so you can access it from just
about any device.
we are implementing a new contributor sign-off process to allow us to accept
larger code contributions from the community, while keeping the code base
Apache 2.0-compatible. The process was inspired by the Linux foundations
kernel contribution process, and involves a simple sign-off line to be added to
pull requests. You can learn more about the new process here
We see a Web-centric future in which there
arent iOS apps, Android apps, Mac apps and Windows appsthere are just apps:
apps that let you access your content and get stuff done, wherever you happen
to be, on whatever device is handy, the Enyo team said in its post.