OP4JS is getting near to completion for each day that passes. We are currently implementing the final project types which are: console and gaming. Yes you read right – console.
A console application under OP4JS is basically a visual project, but where an instance of TW3Console occupies the majority of the screen. It is meant for testing purposes (for now) where you want a quick and easy project type just to test out theories and play around with routines that doesn’t require forms.
We do have more plans for the console in future versions of OP4JS:
- Command registration (think TActions but with params)
- Built in REST command for testing http services
- Pipe output to email
The generic gaming project type is very simple, basically it puts safari mobile into full-screen, plasters a canvas in the view-port and uses a high-speed timer to force maximum redraw-rate. It is up to you to load in pictures and draw them using the methods in the canvas object.
Since i have coded a lot of 2d platform games earlier, you can expect to see a game library coming out as soon as the product has shipped. In fact it’s one of the things i’m eagerly looking forward to working on.