[In other Web application news, Zynga has released an open source audio library.]
Fernandez-Ruiz describes apps written with Mojito, called Mojits, as modular widgets. Mojits encapsulate business logic and user interface (UI). In conjunction with YUI3 for Cocktails, Mojits are extremely portable: They can be run in the browser, in a hybrid native/Web runtime, or on a server.
The Livestand app that Yahoo released in the iTunes App Store offers a glimpse of what's possible with Mojito and Manhattan.
Yahoo plans to make Mojito available as open source through the Yahoo Developer Network in the first quarter of 2012. The company expects to make Yahoo Manhattan available to publishers later in 2012.