Make an app by adding JSON to this app.



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ethan — I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
Hi guys, I want to share something I've been working on for last several months. It's called Jasonette.

Jasonette is an app that takes a JSON markup and turns it into iOS native components and function calls, which then can be packaged and distributed as your own app.

And the most important part: it's 100% open source under MIT license, which means you can take it and build your app, submit it to the appstore, and do whatever you want with it!

Here are some benefits:

1. Minimum learning curve
You can describe the view layout (like HTML), component style (like CSS), and native function calls (like Javascript) ALL in JSON. All you need is a single JSON.

2. Send Native App over HTTP
Anything that can be expressed in JSON can be sent over the Internet. Anything that can be sent over the Internet doesn't need to be on the client. Since Jasonette lets you express the app 100% in JSON, you don't need to hard-code your app on the phone anymore. Instead, the app loads directly from the server everytime a user opens the app.

3. Describe instead of programming
Instead of writing and compiling complex program lines, you only need to write a single markup that describes what the view should look like and how it should behave. An app that used to take days to build can be built in 10 minutes.

Hope I did a good job explaining, but you'll def get it when you watch the video. Love to hear what people think!
Chris Messina — 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@gliechtenstein he's back!
ethan — I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
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Ben Tossell — Community Lead, Product Hunt
Ethan showed me this last night. its pretty awesome!

Here is a botlist native app using it https://github.com/gliechtenstei... cc @sethlouey @mubashariqbal
ethan — I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
@bentossell @sethlouey @mubashariqbal Thanks Ben! I just whipped up that Botlist app as a 10 minute exercise yesterday but it came out much nicer than I expected so I think I'll keep using it myself, fan of Botlist :)
Seth Louey — Product Maker & Founder
@bentossell @mubashariqbal wow! This is so awesome! Now I want a BotList app. ;)
Seth Louey — Product Maker & Founder
@gliechtenstein @bentossell @mubashariqbal I watched the video as well and as a product designer/front-end dev, you've made Jasonette so easy to use and understand. Kudos! Seriously, this is very cool!
ethan — I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
@sethlouey @bentossell @mubashariqbal Thanks! I really put a lot of effort into documentation so it means a lot to hear that :)
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