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It might as well be electron since they probably use a chromium/webkit fork to run the storeview and it's an increbile memory hog already. By going electron route atleast maintainance will be easier for them.

Not exactly. They had an embedded WebKit, but the UI itself wasn’t Electron garbage.

It's embedded CEF, fyi. And I'm fairly certain the new friends UI (which is built using a web stack) isn't Electron, but still just leveraging their existing CEF implementation.

Valve also use HTML/CSS (or some form of it) for their game UIs using Panorama, but this doesn't use any form of web browser from my knowledge.

Ah yes, mixed up my techs. I meant embedded Chromium, not WebKit.

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