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Pure JavaScript Meteor 1.0 Hits Earth

Meteor 1.0 arrives this month. This is an open source platform for building web and mobile apps in pure JavaScript. Meteor apps have "live-updating interfaces" to allow users to see information and collaborate with each other in real time, have touches like dialog boxes, and popups that feel more like desktop apps than websites.

Developers will be able to build these apps to run in a browser or installed on any mobile device from the GitHub Repository.

The Meteor team says that a selection of applications have already been produced such as Verso, a mobile education app.

"The Meteor platform is a set of core packages that are designed to work well together, so you don't necessarily need to know a lot about the individual parts to get started writing apps. For developers who want to dig into the details, though, we've got a new section of the website that explains how each part of Meteor works and shows how you can mix and match these parts to make any kind of stack you want," said the company.

A new tutorial on the Meteor.com website shows how to build a collaborative task management app step-by-step. The team has also included new open source example applications with Meteor — and one is a collaborative Todos app with all the essential features including both shared and private task lists.

"The other is Local Market, an example of a cross-platform photo sharing app that a neighborhood grocery store might use to build stronger online community among their shoppers. Complete with Twitter login and camera support, Local Market is still less than 1,000 lines of pure JavaScript," said the firm.

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