Thursday, October 25, 2007

Prism - Turn any web page into a desktop app

Today Mozilla Labs launched Prism, a tool for easily turning web pages into desktop apps with their own window, desktop shortcut but no URL address bar (everything customizable, of course). It's not a new project, just the relaunch of what was previously mostly unknown as WebRunner. If the Mozilla guys do it right this time, Prism will compete head-to-head with Adobe AIR.

An early alpha version, currently only for windows, is available for download. I tried it out, for this blog, it is very easy to use, just one dialog for defining Name, URL and optional properties for the web page to be turned into a desktop app.

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