Famo.us, the mobile app framework notable for its HTML5-powered performance and PhoneGap-like application-packaging system, has released its framework to the general public and has announced integration with Google's AngularJS framework.
AngularJS (also due for its own major revision soon) allows entire applications to be written as a single Web page, with dynamic insertion of content and code. Famo.us' support for Angular consists of a canonical method for replacing Angular's view component with Famo.us itself so Angular can generate Famo.us-powered content as its output.
Most of the other big changes announced with Famo.us' 0.2.0 release involve how it's packaged, deployed, and delivered. The idea is to make it easier for programmers to get their hands on it and begin working as quickly as possible. (Famo.us also has removed login requirements for its "Famo.us University" collection of tutorials and hands-on projects.)
One such packaging convenience is what Famo.us calls the ".ZIP starter kit," a zip file that contains the core Famo.us code along with a slew of demonstrations, tutorials, and documentation. After unpacking the kit into a folder, a Famo.us user can launch index.html files to explore the contents.
Famo.us founder and CEO Steve Newcomb hinted at several other things in the works, including support for a whole slew of other third-party frameworks, such as Backbone, Ember, Facebook React, and Meteor. The exact details of the integration with these wasn't immediately available, though.
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