This screencast shows Trigger.io Forge in action.
Forge is a development framework which enables you to create native apps for multiple platforms from a single HTML5 codebase.
Apps created using our framework are native: they can use device features / UI components and can be submitted to galleries such as the App Stores and Google Play.
Your HTML5 code runs inside our native wrapper. The native wrapper consists of:
Your native wrapper is compiled by our cloud build service based on the configuration of your app, but your code is never sent to our servers.
Our native bridging is optimized for speed and our benchmarks show it is up to 5x faster than alternatives.
Sign-up and download the Trigger.io Toolkit.
You can use the lightweight Toolkit UI or command-line tools to make it simple to interact with our cloud build service.
Write your HTML5 code using your standard libraries and IDE
When you want to test your code, use our tools to build, run and debug your app in emulators or devices in seconds. Our tutorial shows detailed instructions.
You can even develop iPhone and iPad apps without a Mac.
Our tools help you package and sign your app ready for submission to the App Store and Google Play.
And once you've released your app for testing or in the stores, you can push updates to the HTML code in your app immediately using Trigger.io Reload.
You can even re-use your same codebase to build for the web and deploy to Heroku.
Code using open standards
Portable across platforms
Common codebase works across multiple phone, tablet and browser platforms
Native power and UI
Camera, File, Contact, SMS, Fine geolocation, Push notifications, In-app payments. Native tabbar and topbar.
App gallery distribution
Apps ready to distribute in popular app galleries like Google Play and Apple App Store.