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Developer(s) Strobe Inc., Sproutit, Apple Inc. and community.
Initial release 2010 (2010)
Stable release 1.11.0 / February 2, 2015; 12 days ago (2015-02-02)
Development status Active
Written in Ruby/JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
License MIT License
Website www.sproutcore.com

SproutCore is an open-source JavaScript framework. Its goal is to allow developers to create web applications with advanced capabilities and a user experience comparable to that of desktop applications. When developing a SproutCore application, all code is written in JavaScript. A notable fork of SproutCore is Ember.js. Both projects are maintained separately and have taken different directions.


SproutCore, initially created in 2007 by Sproutit as the basis for their Mailroom application, is available under the MIT License.

Apple announced MobileMe at WWDC in 2008, noting that much of it was built using SproutCore. Apple has contributed greatly to the project as part of a Web 2.0 initiative. SproutCore was also used at iWork.com,[1] the online extension of the iWork productivity software by Apple.

The latest major stable SproutCore release is 1.8, released on March 7, 2012,[2] with many bug fixes, several new features, and documentation updates. Release 1.6 was largely a bugfix release, building on the previous 1.5 release. SproutCore 1.5 contained significant updates to view layers, added a new CSS parser that builds off of SCSS, WAI-ARIA support, modular loading, and additional features. The previous major release, SproutCore 1.4, included touch support for mobile devices, released on September 20, 2010.[3]

In June 2010, the creator of SproutCore, Charles Jolley, left Apple to start Strobe Inc., which provides SproutCore support and continues development.[4]

In May 2011, the SproutCore team announced SproutCore 2.0, a rebuilt version of the framework designed to expose the MVC underpinnings without requiring developers to use the included widget set. The team also emphasized the importance of reducing file size to support developing applications for mobile devices.[5]

In July 2011, a new project, SproutCore UI, was announced. SproutCore UI is designed to provide common user interface elements for developers targeting mobile devices.[6]

In November 2011 Facebook acquired the Strobe team[7] in a deal Facebook described as a talent acquisition.[8]

SproutCore 1.x codebase would continue releasing and was under active development by the core team and SproutCore community.[9]

Appnovation Technologies currently provides community support[10] for SproutCore.



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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:39:26 -0800

Sproutcore, the brainchild of Charles Jolley and developed by Apple and then Strobe (my former employer, acquired by Facebook), eventually faded as BackboneJS took over, with companies like LinkedIn getting behind it. Meanwhile, some of the Sproutcore ...
Apple Insider
Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:15:26 -0700

The open source SproutCore framework—which Apple invested in to create its suite of MobileMe apps—has been cross-pollinating with HTML5 features to develop in new directions, including a new interface builder, rich support for multitouch, and a ...
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:41:36 -0800

Facebook has apparently completed yet another small acquisition, snapping up HTML5 app distribution platform company Strobe. In a blog post, Strobe founder (and creator of open source JavaScript framework SproutCore) Charles Jolley says the Strobe ...
Apple Insider
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 06:20:26 -0700

One of the biggest revelations at WWDC was quietly unveiled in a session on Friday morning entitled "Building Native Look-and-Feel Web Applications Using SproutCore." While Apple maintained high security during the entire NDA-sealed WWDC session, ...
Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0700

InfoQ has reported on SproutCore a couple of times in the past and recently learned about the upcoming 1.0 release. SproutCore promises stunning desktop-class applications without plugins inside of the browser. All of this is done by using techniques ...
9 to 5 Mac
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:42:57 -0700

Here's a nice interview with Charles Jolley, one of the founders of SproutCore and previous MobileMe Javascript Frameworks Manager. He left Apple about a year ago to start Strobe – a device agnostic Web publishing engine based on…you guessed it, ...
Apple Insider
Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:09:01 -0700

Apple discovered Jolley's SproutCore startup and hired him to create the MobileMe suite of web apps, beginning with a new Gallery web app for .Mac in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Apple relaunched .Mac as MobileMe, and introduced a full suite of web apps ...
Apple Insider
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:59:32 -0700

SproutCore, the open source "Rich Internet Apps" framework Apple adopted and invested in to construct its online MobileMe suite of web apps and its iWork.com service, is taking on a larger life of its own as independent companies use it to deliver ...

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