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I wish to write a fairly simple desktop application, which will be cross platform. The application could easily be written in HTML/JavaScript (much easier than in C/Java) but I would like it to be a downloadable app rather than a web app. Also, it needs to be cross platform.

What technologies / advice do people have for this sort of thing? Adobe Air leaps to mind, but I was wondering if anyone had any alternative solutions to suggest (I would like to avoid Adobe Air if possible).


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A cross platform desktop app that you don't want to write via HTML/JS which in your own words would be easy...I am miffed at why you would want to do this? –  Aaron McIver Aug 9 '11 at 22:13
@Aaron, he's saying that he doesn't know what technologies would allow him to release it as a downloadable app even though it was written in HTML/JS –  James P. Wright Aug 9 '11 at 22:16
@James Gotcha, clearly I mis-understood. Took a second read and it makes sense now. –  Aaron McIver Aug 9 '11 at 22:20

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I think you want to look in to Titanium Appcelerator
I haven't used it to publish any apps, but some stellar ones like Wunderlist have been created with it.

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This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! –  mrwooster Aug 10 '11 at 9:40

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