Create Desktop Apps With HTML5, CSS3 And JavaScript With TideSDK

TideSDK is an open source platform for building desktop apps using web technologies (HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript).

The apps can be created for all major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) and server-side languages like PHP, Python and Ruby are supported as well.


This is actually not a new project, it was previously known as Titanium Desktop, re-branded recently and is going through a major change/improvements (which we thought it is worth re-sharing).

Apps built with TideSDK can make use of the filesystem, have an integrated database, display notifications and much more.

And, the platform has a well-documented API and an active developer community which is great for getting support.

  1. Reply David Pratt September 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Hi. Thank your for featuring TideSDK. We are working hard to create an SDK that is very useful and well supported with documentation and other help such as example apps.

    We’ve been focusing on API docs short term to make these docs nice with examples of API use. You can get to these docs using the ‘Docs’ button from our site. Unfortunately, we we’ve been a bit slow with our guides but they are being prepared. Look for new guides to appear in the next couple of days as we get them published. Our guides for getting started will appear under the Guides tab when you visit our docs.

    In the interim. If you need assistance getting started, we’ve got a fiendly community of people on our mailing list, IRC at #tidesdk on IRC on We’ve also started a Q & A also at

    TideSDK 1.3.0 is targeted for a release the end of September 2012. TideSDK 1.3.0-beta will be available through our Nightly Build site prior to the formal release. Please follow us on twitter at to obtain the latest news and announcements about the upcoming 1.3.0 release.

    TideSDK 1.3.0 will come with upgrades to support OSX Lion, Mountain Lion, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 and 8. Major library upgrades to the underlying libraries will provide current versions of scripting languages. In the case of Ruby and Python, these versions are consistent with the system supplied version for the operating system. The upgraded WebKit library will provide the most current HTML5 support available. Note that the APIs will remain unchanged so there is no worries if you start from 1.2.0. For Mac OSX, TideSDK 1.3.0 will also come with an upgraded notifications system.

  2. Reply Umut M. September 12, 2012 at 2:11 AM


    Thanks so much for the information.

    I’m sure many developers here are looking forward to get their hands on TideSDK, including me.

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