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Jasonette Cross Platform

Make iOS and Android apps with just a single JSON

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ethan
@gliechtenstein · I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
Hi guys, Jasonette is a different approach to making apps. Normally, making an app involves writing a program and putting it on the phone. But with Jasonette, you simply write a JSON file hosted on a server, and the Jasonette apps fetch and use it to build themselves on-demand, whenever you open them. Last month I posted the iOS version on Product Hunt and… See more

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ethan
@gliechtenstein · I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
Hi guys, Jasonette is a different approach to making apps. Normally, making an app involves writing a program and putting it on the phone. But with Jasonette, you simply write a JSON file hosted on a server, and the Jasonette apps fetch and use it to build themselves on-demand, whenever you open them. Last month I posted the iOS version on Product Hunt and… See more
Patrick
@justawebguy · Founder of Popflake
Love the idea.. One question though: what about animations? Is there a way to animate stuff? Without fancy animations apps feel so dead🙊
Ethan Kravitz
@ethosventures · CTO, Overnight
Very cool, we actually deliver dynamic modals to our app using a nearly identical JSON format. Any plans to create a drag and drop webapp/UI to build the JSON? If not I am sure someone else will do it shortly. Could be a huge value for helping non-programmers made pretty decent prototypes.
Fraser Smith
@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
@ethan, can you clarify something for me please. Do apps created with Jasonette exist as stand-alone apps, or do the app users require Jasonette to be installed as an host for the JSON file?
Matt Horton
@mattahorton · APM, Capital One Labs
Congrats on Android!