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[http://github.com/webOS-ports/org.webosports.app.browser/ Browser on Github]
[http://github.com/webOS-ports/org.webosports.app.browser/ Browser on Github]
[http://webos-ports.github.com/org.webosports.app.org.webosports.app.calculator/debug.html Calculator]
[http://github.com/webOS-ports/org.webosports.app.org.webosports.app.calculator/ Calculator on Github]
[http://webos-ports.github.com/org.webosports.app.calendar/debug.html Calendar]
[http://webos-ports.github.com/org.webosports.app.calendar/debug.html Calendar]

Revision as of 15:55, 13 August 2013

This page details the steps that need to be taken in order to create a webOS Ports styled UI in EnyoJS. Developers wanting to write core-apps for Open webOS should use this as a guideline.

Basic User Interface

The main user interface in a webOS Ports app generally focuses on a screen size-aware enyo.Panels kind and a gesture area (virtual or otherwise).

The top-level kind is a container for the main app and a virtual gesture area, which is hidden on platforms that provide window.PalmSystem.

The main app normally contains an enyo.Panels kind. This should use a CollapsingArranger by default, which is best for tablets and desktop browsers. The reflow function should be implemented and check enyo.Panels.isScreenNarrow(), switching between CollappsingArranger (wide) and CoreNaviArranger (narrow) when necessary.

The first panel should contain the app's main menu, which is referred to as the Menu Panel. The second panel contains the content associated with the main menu's options, and usually starts off blank. This is the Content Panel- Most often a second enyo.Panels kind is nested inside this one to allow for easy transitions between content.

Reference Apps

The best references to work from when implementing a webOS Ports style UI are the existing core app rewrites:


Browser on Github


Calculator on Github


Calendar on Github

Contacts on Github

First Use

First Use on Github


Memos on Github


PDF on Github

Phone on Github


Settings on Github

Testr check with Morphis

Testr on Github