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Tauri is a framework for building desktop and mobile apps using web technologies. It uses a combination of Rust for the backend and a webview for the frontend to build cross-platform apps that are small, secure, and performant. Tauri is a relatively new framework, but it's quickly gaining popularity. You might struggle to find content online, but the Discord community is very active and helpful.

Tauri uses the system's webview component during runtime instead of bundling Chromium and Node.js. Because of this, apps built with Tauri are very small.

Tauri is best for developers who are familiar with web technologies and want to build cross-platform mobile and desktop apps.


  • Cross-platform

    Tauri allows developers to write code once and deploy it across multiple platforms, including Mobile and Desktop. This saves development time and effort.

  • Web Technologies

    Developers can use web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build desktop apps with Tauri, which they may already be familiar with. This can make development faster and more comfortable.

  • Native APIs

    Tauri provides a bridge between the web technologies and the native APIs by using Rust. This means that developers can access native functionality like the menu bar, tray and much more.

  • App Size

    Tauri uses the webview component of the operating system during runtime, which means that apps built with Tauri are very small.

  • Performance

    Apps built with Tauri can be very performant due to use of Rust on the backend. Developers must be careful to avoid performance pitfalls in the frontend, however.

  • Plugins

    Tauri has a plugin system that allows developers to extend the functionality of their apps. There are many plugins available to help developers build apps faster.


  • Emerging Community

    Tauri is a relatively new framework, which means that there is not a lot of tutorials, and examples available to help developers apps.

  • Learning Curve

    Despite being popular, even for experienced developers can struggle to learn Rust. Developers can get away building Tauri apps without knowing Rust, but eventually they will need to learn Rust to build more complex features.


  • Maintainer

    Tauri Foundation
  • Initial Release

    June 19, 2022


  • Rust
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • HTML
  • CSS

    Target Platforms

  • ✓ Android
  • Android Auto
  • Android TV
  • ✓ iOS
  • ✓ Linux
  • ✓ macOS
  • tvOS
  • watchOS
  • Wear Os
  • ✓ Windows
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