I decided to play around with node.js, specifically with node-webkit.
To play with it, I’ve decided to write a tiny thesaurus-app.
- It should lookup and display synonyms and related words using a (German) thesaurus via the JSON-API at openthesaurus.de.
- To be really useful, it should be possible to bring the app to the foreground using a keyboard shortcut. In my case it’s Shift+Alt+T.
- It should be possible to dismiss the app by tapping ESC
It worked quite nicely. The app doesn’t really feel like a web-app, even though it utilizes web-app technologies. And I could even create a binary for the App Store.
Here’s a short video of the app in action:
And here’s the source on Github.
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