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Famo.us Beta Set To Bring High-Quality HTML5 Web Apps

Famo.us has launched in a limited, private beta for a select number of developers, according to TechCrunch, meaning the framework could result in the development of some impressive new Web apps in the near future. As a reminder, the Javascript framework provides developers with a means of creating "super complex yet still super-smooth HTML5 apps," TechCrunch explains. More than 57,000 developers apparently signed up for access to Famo.us's private beta, and now a small selection from this number have received invitations. The website continues:
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

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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 CenterRdio Fights Back, Plans On Launching Free Music Service To Counter iTunes RadioSprint To "One Up" The Competition With Its Own Early Upgrade Plan.
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