As of this writing, 15 demos are available from the Famo.us site. In all cases, you can play with the demo online and download the project zip file.
Figure 9, at left below, shows a screen from the Ultravisual demo, an example of a scrolling parallax effect. By swiping or scrolling up and down, you can navigate through the various sections. Figure 10, at right below, shows a screen from the PHQ4 demo, which shows a parallax effect. Clicking anywhere on the screen will open or close this cover. When you open it, the red menu squares snap into place while the photos continue to move from right to left until they become centered.
|Figure 9 (click image to enlarge)||Figure 10 (click image to enlarge)|
Famo.us is currently being beta tested by some 5,000 developers, with rollout to 500 new beta testers each day. The company expects the beta to be fully open by May 19. Meanwhile, the Famo.us Docs (basically formatted comments from the framework) and Guides (actual tutorial material) are available to all. The installation instructions, Demos, and Famo.us University lessons, however, require a login password.
Famo.us promises significantly better performance than standard mobile websites, it's more flexible for UI development than HTML5, and it's easier for developers to use than native code. But as I hope you've seen from this walk-through, the framework currently looks and feels more like an animation or game system than a conventional Web toolkit.