wails as a standalone app

Fri, Jul 22, 2022 One-minute read

wails as a standalone app

The other day a friend suggested we build a tool but he wanted it to be a standalone GUI application. It needed to be a single binary and usable across Windows, MacOS and Linux.

After some research, including C++, Java and Kotlin, we stumbled upon wails. After about an hours of playing around it was obvious it met all those requirements, and it was familiar to web development.

My demo is bare bones example of hitting a 3rd party API with it. It uses svelte.

On a side note, this is first and only svelte app I’ve ever developed and it was very easy to use with great documentation. I see big things for svelte in the future.


#wails #svelte #gui