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Discussion on: Building Native Desktop Apps with Electron.JS

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Maroš Beťko • Edited on

For example provided in the article a PWA would definitely be much better option. But bigger apps wouldn't be able to merely as a PWA since the main thread of Electron app provides so much more options. Another huge benefit of Electron is that with single codebase you can have both the web app and desktop app. Your point about Electron apps not being as efficient as true native apps could be is valid but apparently all those corporations using it don't feel like it's that big of a downside compared to what they are saving on maintaining multiple standalone apps for all the platforms and devices.

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Jon Randy

Write worse performing software, better hardware is needed; better hardware comes along, software efficiency gets worse... ad infinitum.

Vicious cycle driven by $$$