Today at //BUILD Day 2, Microsoft made a number of announcements regarding some tools and games they are working on for the web. Microsoft also announced that new name for our latest browser, Edge, after the new rendering engine, EdgeHTML. I liked that Spartan logo, too.
- Flight Simulator Arcade (http://flightarcade.com) – Inspired by the original Microsoft Flight Simulator, Flight Arcade is a new web experience that will have you flying in seconds. With the latest web standard technologies – WebGL, WebAudio, GamePad API and more – it shows what’s possible on the new Microsoft Edge, the browser for doing. Yet all the code works great across browsers and devices. Learn how we made Flight Arcade at http://www.flightarcade.com/learn/. Here is a technical tear-down and video on Flight Arcade: http://flightarcade.com/learn
- ManifoldJS (http://manifoldjs.com) – The simplest way to create hosted apps across platforms and devices. manifoldJS helps you reach more users than ever by packaging your web experience as native apps across Android, iOS, and Windows. Jeff Burtoft, one of the authors behind Manifold, has a far more detailed blog post here. I also put together an in-depth tutorial on creating a Famo.us web app and converting it to mobile with ManifoldJS.
Hosted Web Apps and Web Platform Innovations from //BUILD
I have a video on how to set it up right here: