A few beginner questions before I dive in...


I’m about to start a new project. Up until now I’ve see solutions such as Appcelerator Titanium and IonicFramework - I like both. I like Titanium more because it’s yields native UI and not HTML5. Before I dive in to using the platform which seems impresive I have a few questions:

  1. Is Fuse free? Open-Sourced? what are the future plans? I’m asking since I don’t want to build my entire app with this platform to find out down the road that fees go up… both Titanium and IonicFramework are free and opensource.

  2. Can someone develope third-party native components? both Titanium and IonicFramework support this so I’m missing something in the platform I can easily develop a native module that does whatever I want nativly and easy to place as part of the app.

  3. What operatiing systems are supported? does windows phone have support?



  1. The beta is free and we’re also committed to maintaining a good (non-crippled) free version even after we launch commercial products & services. Basically we want as many as possible to be able to use Fuse, so it only makes sense to do this. :slight_smile: We will most likely also open source parts of Fuse, but we can’t give any exact details on this quite yet. Of course, you already have source access to all libraries and components in Fuse if you install it today.

  2. Yes. Part of Fuse’ strengths is that it can be extended in any way you want. From building custom UI components in UX to creating low-level integrations to native APIs (and exposing those to UX and the scripting layer). In the specific case of using native OS APIs you can start out by taking a look at: https://www.fusetools.com/learn/uno#working-with-native-apis-from-uno However, we will also soon be making this even easier by allowing you to mix in ObjectiveC and Java as well. Stay tuned for more info on this. :wink:

  3. Our main focus is currently on iOS and Android. We’ll be adding support for Windows phone at some point as well, but right now we’re focusing on “the two big ones” to ensure that we get those as good as possible.

i have other question , how i can use fusetools in ionic framework ?