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| September 16, 2013
Famo.us Beta Set To Bring High-Quality HTML5 Web Apps
In the coming weeks, the company says they’ll be selecting around 40 developers (less than a tenth of one percent of their overall signups) from their beta pool to take up residence in their San Francisco office, helping Famo.us to stress test their framework before its wider release. Those 40 developers will get full, unobfuscated access to Famo.us’ source code, technical support from the folks who built the framework itself, and a bit of office space to boot.This is good news for iDevice users, of course, since Famo.us's framework will ultimately be used to develop more impressive, functional HTML5 Web apps available to access on iOS. For an idea of what Famo.us can bring to iOS, take a look at the below video, which shows an interactive 3-D periodic table Web app running on an iPad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzBC20B5dsk&feature=player_embedded
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.Here's hoping we see more impressive uses of Famo.us soon. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Apple Posts Detailed iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c Drawings To Developer Center, Rdio Fights Back, Plans On Launching Free Music Service To Counter iTunes Radio, Sprint To "One Up" The Competition With Its Own Early Upgrade Plan.