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What is Photon?

The fastest way to build beautiful Electron apps using simple HTML and CSS. Underneath it all is Electron. Originally built for GitHub's Atom text editor, Electron is the easiest way to build cross-platform desktop applications.
Photon is a tool in the Cross-Platform Desktop Development category of a tech stack.
Photon is an open source tool with 9.2K GitHub stars and 541 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Photon's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Photon?

Companies

Developers

Photon Integrations

Why developers like Photon?

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Photon Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Photon?
Electron
With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
JavaFX
It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms.
Element
Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources.
Hazel
This project lets you deploy an update server for Electron apps with ease: You only need to run a single command and fill out two text fields.
Nativefier
Nativefier is a command line tool that allows you to easily create a desktop application for any web site with succinct and minimal configuration. Apps are wrapped by Electron in an OS executable (.app, .exe, etc.) for use on Windows, OSX and Linux.
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Photon's Followers
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