A desktop app that loads a hand-curated, artisanal selection of local web apps.
What's it for?
This app is aimed at being a collection of tools that you want access to all in one place. Each app needs an
index.html flat file endpoint and for that project to be added to the main Aufbau
package.json. If an app requires any additional build step, put that command, usually
npm run build in the
apps.json file under the
buildCmd key. See more info in Configuration below.
Change the name of
apps.json and fill out the information for your app. Here's a sample json object for Chartbuilder
Currently, it only supports one build command. That is to say, you can't do something like
gulp && npm run build.
$ npm install$ npm start
After you've added a new app to
apps.json that has a build process, run the following:
$ npm run build-apps
This will run
npm install and any specified build commands on those modules.
npm install is required in case dev dependencies are required to build.
Build the binaries
$ npm run build
Builds the app for OS X, Linux, and Windows, using electron-packager.
Aufbau means "to build up" in German. The Aufbau principle is the process by which electrons fill orbital levels around an atom's nucleus. Because this app is about building a collection of Electron apps, it seemed appropriate.
MIT © mhkeller