nodebob is a build tool for node-webkit.
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nodebob is a build tool for node-webkit written in windows batch script.

Write your node-webkit project inside the app folder and build your native win application in just one click!

  • nodebob creates the folder release that contains all the necessary files to build a standalone application without dependencies
  • you can also add your custom application icon in app/app.ico

node-webkit is an app runtime based on Chromium and node.js.

You can write native apps in HTML and Javascript with node-webkit. It also lets you to call Node.js modules directly from DOM and enables a new way of writing native applications with all Web technologies.


  • Apps written in modern HTML5, CSS3, JS and WebGL.
  • Complete support for Node.js APIs and all its third party modules.
  • Good performance: Node and WebKit runs in the same thread: Function calls are made straightforward;
  • objects are in the same heap and can just reference each other;
  • Easy to package and distribute apps.
  • Available on Linux, Mac OSX and Windows



nodebob uses a number of open source projects to work properly:



Windows versions

Tested on Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit.

Quick start


git clone nodebob


Execute nodebob/build.bat