Many people may feel that the era of desktop apps has gone, but that is not true as the cross platform desktop app development is certainly gaining popularity because of the new technology like Electron.js.
What is Electron.js?
It is a combination of 2 well known technologies - Node.js & Chromium. Hence, any web application written can be easily run on the platform Electron JS. In the same manner, any Node.js application written can make use of this technology.
Why Use Electron?
Applications based on Electron
- Visual Studio Code
- Atom Editor
Benefits of using Electron JS in desktop application development
Automatic updates with easy installers: These days, with the introduction of mobiles they have changed the way applications are expected to work. Downloading any updates through a website is no more what users like to do. Instead they want apps to automatically update the latest version immediately after it is available at the background.The users want the applications to be transported as flexible installers which assemble all the application elements together.Electron desktop apps are efficient enough to update themselves automatically. Also, autoUpdater component & flexible installers help Electron desktop apps to consume less time. An electron-builder is a perfect solution and creates a ready to distribute Electron app for Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Cross-platform support: When an Electron application is written, make sure that it runs on all the main desktop operating systems that comprises of Windows, Linux and macOS. A lot of OS integrations come with the right support like, notifications tray applets, native OS menu bars, media keys etc, which actually saves a lot of time for the developers
Supported by huge community of both developers & users: Electron is a huge open source platform globally and you will find large Electron communities of developers & users all over the world offering ample amount of developmental tools and educational resources.
As Electron has no restriction to enter the domain, Electron communities are ready to welcome even newcomers and the members get the answers to their queries right here.
Now, that you have known how Electron JS development can help you get the perfect desktop application, look nowhere other than ManekTech, which is the leading Electron JS Development Company to help you build the perfect desktop application.