Not everything needs to be WordPress and you’ve seen that we canvas and cover other open source technologies and publishing apps that help keep us here in the world of WordPress on our toes technologically and aesthetically as the marketplace expands.
You can safely assume that we’ll continue to cover such apps because it’s just good for the soul, especially open source technology and applications that philosophically match with us well.
I happened upon this open source HTML5 app framework the other day that had me digging into it more than just the frontpage marketing copy:
The iio Engine, which is apparently pronounced ‘ee-oh’ is an app framework that helps one create and deploy HTML5 apps:
The framework provides a feature rich SDK, an advanced debugging system, and a cross-platform deployment engine. The iio Engine has no dependencies and can be interfaced with Box2D. The core platform is open source and totally free.
iio was designed from the ground up to be as lightweight as possible. Most data is ‘undefined’ by default, so your app will never be carrying any extra weight. No application is too simple to benefit from utilizing iio.
They’ve got demos, tutorials, and even community forums to get things started:
Some of these demos made me think about how interesting it would be to see WordPress being used as an application framework for games, which makes almost no sense whatsoever, but it was a fleeting thought that I had to capture.
Ok, back to WordPress-related news…