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almost 7 years ago

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Hey there! The Devpost team and I are geeked that you signed up for LevelUp2. This is one of our first learning focused hackathons and we really think you’ll have fun with it.



So, Electron. It’s a node.js framework for building desktop apps and it’s being used by folks like Slack, Microsoft, and GitHub, just to name a few.

What I dig about it Electron is that it enables you build apps using the web dev tools & processes you’re already familiar with: npm modules, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, etc. Plus you get access to native OS features like dialogs, power management, and updates. And did I mention that you can build & distribute your apps for Windows / OSX / Linux?

Ready to get started?

  1. Get Electron (you’ll need to install npm first):

    npm install electron-prebuilt -g

  2. Clone this boilerplate app

    git clone

  3. Start your app in development mode

    cd electron-boilerplate

    npm install

    npm start

  4. Get hacking!

That’s all I got for now, but I can’t wait to see what you’re working on!

P.S. Tell your friends to join in!

~ @nealrs