As promised earlier this month, we released today our new Chrome-based web app platform. This platform will seamlessly replace Prism as a rendering engine for all web apps. As a Jolicloud user, the only thing you need to do is to update your system.
You can now enjoy the 600+ web apps available in our App Center with a faster, low memory footprint, and HTML5 ready browsing experience. With this new platform, Facebook Connect, Google account and Twitter connect authentification is shared across all the apps. If you also use Chrome or Firefox you can import your profiles.
Nickel, our customized Chromium for web apps
Since Chromium (the open source version of Chrome used for our app backend) is not designed to provide the same visual experience as Prism, we had to build our own customized version. We named it Nickel, the “Chromium for fullscreen web apps” and made it open source. You can download the source code.
Thank you for your feedback! Don’t hesitate to browse through our App Center and have fun with our selection of apps using the new platform. Please let us know of any cool apps that you think should be there too.
Stay tuned for more updates on new features this week!