How to turn your website into a desktop app

David Callé

David Callé

on 15 November 2017

Turning your website into a desktop integrated app is a relatively simple thing to do, but distributing it as such and making it noticeable in app stores is another story.

This tutorial will show you how to leverage Electron and snaps to create a desktop web app from scratch and release it on a multi-million user store shared between many Linux distributions.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn:

  • How to create a desktop web app using Electron
  • How to create a cross-distro Linux package
  • How to test and share it with the world

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