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I know I can write a "Metro" Windows 8 app using HTML5 / Javascript.

But can I write a Windows 8 Desktop Application using HTML5 / Javascript?

I have looked at .hta - but that looks like it is unlikely to give me access to (for example) touch / accelerometer etc. from a device that supports those things.

I have looked at a few options that seem to be wrappers around "Metro" apps that allow them to be shown in a window on the desktop.

What I would like to be able to do is write an HTML5 / Javascript application and "just run it" on the desktop (perhaps packaging it into a file of some description) as if it were an application.

I am beginning to think it isn't possible...
Posted 12-Sep-13 17:39pm
_Maxxx_125.6K
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Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter 6-Aug-14 5:39am
   
It is possible, but not sure worth it... (http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/introduction-to-html5-desktop-apps-with-node-webkit--net-36296)
Why not to use intranet or local web site?
_Maxxx_ 6-Aug-14 7:03am
   
I wrote this when I was entering the Intel competition and needed to write an app for Win 8 using touch etc. I wanted to see if I could write it in Js

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I heard about Chromium Embedded Framework[^]. And check the list of applications created by CEF[^]

Alternatives : 5 Frameworks to make windows exe from HTML5[^]

Write an article for me on this topic. I'm also gonna try CEF later.

BTW I have opened this page before your birthday but I forgot to reply you earlier.

EDIT
Found few more useful links/threads on this topic, check it out
HTML5 Desktop Wrapper/Framework[^]
Solutions for distributing HTML5 applications as desktop applications?[^]
Is there a production-ready cross-OS desktop HTML5 runtime?[^]
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_Maxxx_ 6-Aug-14 7:09am
   
That looks interesting! I originally wanted to know about it because I was entering the Intel competition and wanted to write something for the desktop that preferably allowed me to use a touch screen.
I'm too busy now to take a look - but I will add it to my long list of things to look at - and look forward to reading your article on it :)
thatraja 6-Aug-14 7:55am
   
My article? :D Already I have bunch of things in pipeline since 2011(yes you heard it right). Lets see
thatraja 13-Aug-14 6:08am
   
Add few more links in answer. Surely will let you know when I create articles on this topic

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