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Introducing Ratchet 2

Today we're stoked to introduce the brand spanking new Ratchet 2.0. The mobile-only framework for building mobile apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript has been overhauled with new features, documentation, and a brand new home.

New home

First, you're not crazy—Ratchet has moved! It's now a part of the Bootstrap organization on GitHub. Ratchet 2 was lovingly crafted by @connors, a good friend to Bootstrap's creators. Given our collaboration in person and the ideas we have for the future of both frameworks, it makes perfect sense.

New docs

Second, the Ratchet docs have a new look!

Ratchet docs

Things should seem pretty familiar, but we've added a bunch of new content and some key new features. Chief among them are the ability to show Ratchet on an iPhone and Android and three awesome examples to show it all off.

Ratchet examples

See them in action on your phone:

Feel free to download, remix, and extend these example apps—they're all part of the new Ratchet docs.

Really, what's new?

We've got tons of new and improved features for Ratchet. Here's the rundown:

It's a huge release that's been a long time coming. Head to the new Ratchet docs to check it all out in person, and be sure to view those new examples from your favorite iOS or Android phone.

Looking for Ratchet v1.x docs? No problem—we're hosting those at http://goratchet.com/1.0.2/.

Download

Ratchet 2 is available today for download from GitHub.

Download Ratchet 2.0.0

Be sure to check out the GitHub milestone to see a more complete changelog of what's new.

What's next?

Just like Bootstrap releases, up next for Ratchet will be documentation improvements and bug fixes as feedback rolls in. Without commiting to a date, we also want to add support for iPad and Android tablets.

As always, if you find a bug or want to suggest a feature, just open an issue or a pull request on GitHub.

<3,

@mdo and @connors