Create multi-platform desktop apps with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

TideSDK is the new standard for creating beautiful and unique desktop apps using your web development skills.

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Wunderlist MacOS desktop app by 6Wunderkinder created width TideSDK.

Get started with TideSDK


First things first. Go ahead and grab the latest stable version of the SDK for your operating system and follow the instructions to set it up. You’re ready to rock!


TideSDK’s versatility allows you to couple your favorite web technologies with TideSDK’s powerful API to build native cross-platform desktop apps.


When you’re done. TideSDK will aid you in creating an app package for the operating system of your choosing - say what?

Build <Mac> apps with <HTML5 & CSS3>

Its easy to understand why thousands of developers love TideSDK. Trust us you'll love it, too!

Simple & intuitive

Use a simple and familiar API (accessible in the DOM) to reach the system and native desktop UI's. Harness the resources of the host to create capable apps that use its full potential.

TideSDK is all about discovering that you're not just a web developer. You have the skills for desktop development without knowing it.

Deploy your Webkit-based desktop applications across all three major desktop operating systems with privileged access to native APIs.

Seamless, from web to desktop

Develop your desktop apps quickly using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Extend the functionality of your app with a scripting language you are comfortable with. TideSDK currently supports Python, PHP, and Ruby:

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Python, PHP, Ruby

We're here to help

TideSDK is open source and is committed to incubating the technologies of tomorrow (that will
continue to implement our APIs). A strong community behind TideSDK results in the best support
a developer could wish for. Stay up-to-date, join in to discuss roadblocks and make suggestions.

Start riding the tide become part of our worldwide community

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TideSDK Role: Developer Education Lead

Hot off the press read our TideSDK blogazine

TideSDK releases 1.3.1-beta

We are extremely proud to announce the release of TideSDK 1.3.1-beta. This is the first community release following the transition of Titanium Desktop to TideSDK. This is also the beginning of a progression of releases in the 1.3.x series as we move through final upgrades of core libraries including WebKit. This will culminate in a 1.4.0 stable release.

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TideSDK Project Update

It’s been a long time coming, but to ensure that you know that we are very active, we thought we dust off the blog and give you a brief update on the state of affairs regarding the project.

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Atlassian Supports Open Source TideSDK

Atlassian strongly believes in open source software. They support and contribute to the open source community in a number of ways — supplying their own code, supporting other projects by donating software, and sponsoring Java User Groups.

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