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5 years ago from Ryan Teuscher, Product @invisionapp. Formerly @relayio, @inkling and @usgs.

  • Yannik Schweinzer, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    You made me even more excited when I saw you're using Meteor! It seems like a great choice for your type of app. How has your experience been with it so far?

    Also, are you using Electron? If yes, how is it to design for Electron?

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    • Dave Johnson, 5 years ago

      Good to hear... glad you noticed! Meteor has been fun and interesting to work with and has ultimately been a good fit for our product. The ubiquitous reactivity and persistent WebSocket connection has also led to some surprising and unexpected discoveries for feature ideas and functionality.

      We started playing with Meteor back around v0.8 to try it out while prototyping some initial concepts for Relay, but Meteor's development has mostly kept pace with our needs so we kept building on it and finally went into production with it.

      Haven't used Electron before... but just give me a reason! ;}

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      • Yannik Schweinzer, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

        I'll definitely stay tuned!

        Just think about the time you could save with Electron over developing a whole Windows and OS X app from scratch and maintaining it. Even the thought of doing animations on Windows would make me consider using Electron.

        Also take a look at Menubar. It might be something you're looking for.

        It's worth to download and try out a few production Electron apps to see if they keep up with your expectations.

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