Viability for destop app with Meteor


#1

Hi, guys, I’m noob in meteor. I am currently working on the idea of erp for small businesses. For various reasons I decided to build the app with web technologies. However, I don’t know to use Meteor is a good idea, since I intended to use Electron. My questions are: is the meteor-desktop project mature? Is it possible to create a web app that works offline in the browser? Would it be a better alternative compared to Electron? Thank’s.

P.S .: Sorry for bad english.


#2

I would use electron/react and apollo


#3

You can develop the meteor app, and then just encapsulate with Electron, you don’t need to use meteor-desktop.


#4

Yes, I had thought of that. But are there no compatibility issues? (e.g. Windows installer and Automatic Updates). Or rather, I can encapsulate a meteor app without technical complications?


#5

Yes. No issues when we used. Electron is a Nodejs application, so it was really easy.


#6

We used nwjs and it was super easy (likely easier than Electron as the entry point of nwjs is DOM). By using serviceworkers our app was cached and well-behaved offline too.