An Atom Web App?


#1

An Atom web app would be awesome to see and would solve the cross-platform difficulties, causing many a protest(I say this as a Linux user). If there was an Atom Web App created, then I would be able to code with Atom, regardless of the platform I am using.

  • It could be linked with Dropbox and other cloud storage services.

  • Git plugin? See JS-Git

  • It could also have no back-end, as a static-only web app.(Dropbox JS supports that)

  • Why not?


Deploy atom online
Add atom editor in my website. Is it possible?
Web application using the Electron system?
#2

I was just thinking something along these lines. I realize, of course, that part of the whole point of Atom’s design is the Atom Shell, using the customized version of Chromium instead of a regular web browser – but the smaller apps that run inside Atom now would mean that an Atom web app could still be useful, even if the file system stuff were left out for a static app. Or filesystem access could be handled on the server side.


#3

I would love to see this, too. Does someone familiar with the Atom code base have any recommendations on how best to achieve such a thing? What are the practical pieces that would need to be changed to realize such a thing?


#4

It shouldn’t take a large amount of effort given that atom is already a web based program. In fact atom is basically just google chrome with nothing but the actual web page. Obviously there is a bit more to it with that because electron is not exactly that, but mostly what needs to be done is a backend.


#5

There’s multiple browser code editor available now.

However for atom there’s this work in progress.
It doesn’t seem very active but does highlight the amount of work that would be needed


#6

The backend is everything. The editor logic and API are what make Atom different from something like Ace, and any browser-based version of Atom would need to be compatible with most of the packages that Atom users use.