Wijmo is split into two kits, Wijmo Complete and Wijmo Open. Wijmo Complete is a commercial kit filled with powerful application building widgets like charts and grids. Wijmo Open is completely free and open source under the MIT/GPL licenses and includes a variety of UI widgets, such as menus, calendars, and list boxes.
Richard D. Worth, jQuery UI release manager and UI developer, stated, “We are really excited that ComponentOne, a company that has so much experience building commercial and enterprise-level components, chose the jQuery UI widget factory as a foundation. We are thrilled to have this donation and collaboration with Wijmo.”
A key feature of Wijmo is its ease of use. Bannon commented, “The interactive charting inside Wijmo is as easy to use as Microsoft Excel.” Interactivity is key for Web design. Bannon went on to say, “Unlike most charts that use plugins, Wijmo’s charting is powered by SVG and works everywhere, including iPhone devices. What is amazing is how I can turn any HTML table into a chart to visualize the data.”
Wijmo is attracting many followers, and it was featured this past October in the jQuery conference keynote in Boston. The following month, it was highlighted in a start-up discussion at the Future of Web Design conference.
Wijmo features a demonstration site loaded with interactive samples and documentation to help novice to advanced users get started with Wijmo.