Some new features and improvements are available in this minor update. Upgrade is recommended.
We released several samples for ExeOutput for PHP based on WordPress, Adminer and PHPMailer. We also included a step-by-step guide for using WordPress and ExeOutput for PHP to make stand-alone desktop apps.
Applications made with ExeOutput for PHP run PHP scripts, PHP applications, and PHP websites natively, and do not require a web server, a web browser, or PHP distribution. They are stand-alone and work on any computer with recent Windows versions.
PHP frameworks such as CodeIgniter, Laravel, Fat-Free and so on are also supported.
End users run the compiled application as easily as they would run any EXE file. From their perspective, they're running a web browser that displays your PHP pages, as if these pages were hosted on a remote server. The browser's rendering engine is based on Chromium which ensures that your application can handle HTML 5 and CSS 3 natively even on Windows XP.
Because each application is self-contained, you never have to worry about having the proper PHP distribution on destination computers. There are no port conflicts and no firewall problems because everything needed to run the application is contained in the EXE file.
Unlike simple PHP-to-EXE wrappers, ExeOutput for PHP supports password protection, full GUI customization, and code signing certificates. It's easy to create portable applications that run completely from a USB drive.
The developer can customize any aspect of the application by adding ribbons, custom buttons and menu items, displaying popup windows, selecting skins, using a tray icon, and much more. It's simple to add your custom icon, and modify the About box.