What is Apache Pivot?

Apache Pivot™ is an open-source platform for building installable Internet applications (IIAs). It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern user interface toolkit with the robustness of the Java platform.

Why Pivot?

Pivot allows developers to easily construct visually-engaging, cross-platform, connected applications in Java or any other JVM language, such as JavaScript, Groovy, or Scala. Pivot is also the only truly open IIA framework: it is completely open source, and is driven entirely by the software development community.

Pivot enables developers to build solutions using the tools they already know, decreasing delivery time and reducing technology sprawl.

Pivot's History

Pivot began as an R&D effort at VMware in 2007 and was released as an open-source project in June 2008 under the Apache 2.0 license. Pivot joined the Apache Incubator in January 2009 and graduated as a top-level Apache project in December 2009. It is currently driven entirely by the software development community.