TideSDK: Build Desktop Apps Using Web Technologies

Umar 11-09-2012

While there are many ways to create desktop apps for computer operating systems, web developers might wish to create desktop applications using web technologies that they are familiar with. Now thanks to TideSDK, web developers can do precisely that.


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TideSDK is just what is required by a web developer who wants to create a desktop application. It is an open source platform that lets you build desktop apps using web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3; supported languages include PHP, Python, and Ruby. There seems to be no restriction on OS as you can create apps for Windows, Mac X, as well as Linux.

Making use of TideSDK, you can create apps that display notifications, can use a filesystem, and have an integrated database.


  • A user-friendly tool for developers.
  • An open source platform to create desktop apps.
  • Lets you use web technologies HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.
  • Supported languages include PHP, Python, and Ruby.

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  1. Sebastian Hadinata
    September 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Can I create offline desktop app with this?

  2. Adam Wood
    September 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Looks like a great tool but there is practically no tutorial or documentation on how to actually use the product. I have seen so many recommendations for TideSDK and not even on clear explanation as to how to use it. I am missing something?

  3. Paul Girardin
    September 11, 2012 at 4:52 am

    This looks interesting!

    Thanks for sharing!