Is Manifold JS something that could be used with Meteor?


#1

Just saw this posted on Hacker News: Manifold JS.

I haven’t tried doing any app development with Cordova or Phone Gap etc…
Is this another new option? Or is it something completely different that wouldn’t work with Meteor apps?


#2

Have you tried Meteor’s native PhoneGap integration with meteor add-platform ios and meteor add-platform android? We put a lot of work into optimizing it for Meteor apps specifically.


#3

Yeah I have run the demo and played with it in the simulator, haven’t tried getting my app running in it yet though, although that is my plan eventually!

I just saw it on HN and thought I would ask if it were an alternative… not saying one is needed! :smile:


#4

ManifoldJS can run any web app, it doesn’t matter if it’s Meteor or not. Go to http://manifoldjs.com/generator, then paste a link to any URL, generate a package, then follow the instructions at http://manifoldjs.com/deploy to deploy the app to any platform. It’s like the most simple thing ever. I did that and in 5 minutes my web app was running as an app on my iPhone.

Meteor uses cordova, and so does ManifoldJS, but ManifoldJS also packages your app/site for Chrome Webstore, Firefox Marketplace, and Windows 10.

The best thing would be to just try both ways out (Meteor and ManifoldJS).