A lot of developers are using our UWA (Universal Web App API) to build simple web widgets. But did you know that the core of Netvibes.com–dashboards and apps–is now coded using UWA2, our latest version?
Since 2007, UWA has pioneered the concept of “write once, deploy everywhere” enabling developers to create simple universal web widgets that work on all browsers and desktops. Today, however, most people own and use multiple devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet), with different screen sizes and operating systems — and they expect robust, native app experiences across each device.
Enter the new UWA2. We’ve enhanced UWA2 internally to help our developers code the next generation of Netvibes.com to ensure that all our dashboards and apps work seamlessly across all devices and screensizes, and enable more robust app features (ie. touch, charting, analytics, security and much more). We also did it to save an enormous amount of time coding and updating different native apps across a growing number of devices and display sizes.