giphy-api VS obelisk

Compare giphy-api vs obelisk and see what are their differences.


Giphy HTTP API Wrapper for Haskell (by passy)


Functional reactive web and mobile applications, with batteries included. (by obsidiansystems)
Our great sponsors
  • SonarQube - Static code analysis for 29 languages.
  • Zigi - Delete the most useless function ever: context switching.
  • Scout APM - Truly a developer’s best friend
  • InfluxDB - Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.
giphy-api obelisk
0 17
27 782
- 1.7%
0.0 3.2
almost 3 years ago 6 days ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of giphy-api. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning giphy-api yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of obelisk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-07.
  • GitHub - NorfairKing/haskell-dependency-graph-nix
    2 projects | | 7 Dec 2022
    I also had a use case where I needed to extract the nix derivation dependencies of haskell packages:
  • Web development in Haskell
    7 projects | | 9 Aug 2022
    There's also GHCJS, with being (probably) the best choice, but personally I found it extremely tedious to set up a dev environment (not a nix guy) and there's also the learning curve of FRP.
  • The Big List of Haskell GUI Libraries
    8 projects | | 6 Jul 2022,
  • Monthly Hask Anything (July 2022)
    6 projects | | 1 Jul 2022
    I can't speak to the nicest way, as I haven't actually developed any Android apps with Haskell, but I've been meaning to give Obelisk a try.
  • Best and most current library for Functional Reactive Programming?
    2 projects | | 6 Mar 2022
    when it comes to applything FRP to GUI, you should definitely choose Obelisk (based on Reflex) over Threepenny-GUI (more or less based on Reactive-banana). here is why.
  • Anything like Svelte/Jetpack Compose for Haskell?
    4 projects | | 4 Dec 2021
    There's a framework for web and mobile applications (including both the frontend and backend) called Obelisk. You can compile the same code to an ARM executable that runs on a phone instead of Javascript for the web. (The app on the phone will run native code that controls the contents of a webview via a small Javascript shim that it communicates with from outside the webview, which turns out to be much faster than running the whole app in Javascript generally.)
  • Is threepenny-gui really reactive?
    6 projects | | 3 Nov 2021
    If you really want FRP, use Obelisk (based on Reflex-Dom. I will call just say "Obelisk" to refer to Obelisk's dependencies Reflex-Dom, Reflex,... too). I like the author of threepenny-gui and the library has the great advantages of not needing GHCJS (Obelisk does not need GHCJS either theoretically but I do not know how easy it currently is to make it work without) nor Nix. But the library was originally built as a non-FRP library and it has been lacking essential FRP combinators for a long time.
  • What is the current state of Haskell in iOS?
    2 projects | | 29 Jun 2021
    Note that Obelisk will happily run on Android and iOS, but uses reflex-dom and appropriate web view widgets on each platform.
  • How can Obelisk detect that i am inside an Obelisk project?
    2 projects | | 31 May 2021
    FWIW, the error message comes from so you can see what it's trying to do.
    2 projects | | 31 May 2021
    I created a new Obelisk Project with "ob init" and then pushed it to Github. Now i want to work on the project with my notebook, so I cloned the project and tried to run it via "ob run". I get the following Error:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing giphy-api and obelisk you can also consider the following projects:

reflex-platform - A curated package set and set of tools that let you build Haskell packages so they can run on a variety of platforms. reflex-platform is built on top of the nix package manager.

reflex-native - Framework for writing fully native apps using Reflex, a Functional Reactive Programming library for Haskell.

vscode-ghc-simple - Simple GHC (Haskell) integration for VSCode

reflex - Interactive programs without callbacks or side-effects. Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) uses composable events and time-varying values to describe interactive systems as pure functions. Just like other pure functional code, functional reactive code is easier to get right on the first try, maintain, and reuse.

nix - Nix, the purely functional package manager

godot-haskell - Haskell bindings for GdNative

miso - :ramen: A tasty Haskell front-end framework

oidc-client - OpenID Connect 1.0 client (RP) library for Haskell

Elm - Compiler for Elm, a functional language for reliable webapps.

reflex-dom - Web applications without callbacks or side-effects. Reflex-DOM brings the power of functional reactive programming (FRP) to the web. Build HTML and other Document Object Model (DOM) data with a pure functional interface.

api-rpc-factom - Haskell JSON-RPC client for the Factom protocol

direnv - unclutter your .profile