Is Famo.us the HTML5 savior or full of BS?
- rant warning
Can't decide any more. Their (very nice)
) to give more information on the technology.
And while I was initially curious - I am actually pretty skeptical now.
The thing is their product is supposedly aimed at developers but their wording is beyond vague. And I believe thats a wrong way to talk to developers.
You don't really know any more if they're bringing out something that's supposed to run in the browser or yet another
Whole lot of hip words in there - not only devices, web, consoles
So after reading their newsletter and spotting the comparison with Twitter Bootstrap in there and that Famo.us enables web developers to build APPS)
here is my take on what they're doing:
) - hence native and apps story... basically there are like at least 3 other companies doing that (AppMobi's directCanvashttp://bit.ly/R2oSRE
, CocoonJS http://bit.ly/StaL6v
or ImpactJS http://bit.ly/MUSLmH
⚫ possibly at the same time also offering something for the web i.e. yet another optimized
jQuery clone that tries to H/W accelerate everything
So while competition is always a good thing and I hope that Famo.us brings something amazing to the market - its the condescending wording (saying basically nothing)
that set me off on this rant :) Fancy wording is part of the startup game, but still...Stuff like this:App layouts, animations and designs that were only possible in native apps are now within the reach of all web developers. We hope our accomplishment unleashes a wave a web app development like we've never seen before
Because I do have a bit of experience in the mobile HTML5 dev and its difficult to imagine that so so many developers could have missed something to crucial performance-wise before... I can only hope there is something that we could be doing better - but I don't think so... you could of course never do enough optimizations...
Anyway if you need a mobile browser-based incredible
performance JS engine to be impressed about try Sprite3D
) or of course +three.js