What is Electron and why use Electron?
Electron is an open source project maintained by GitHub and an active community of contributors.
Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux. You can build and run Electron apps on any and for any of the three platforms….
General Intro Video (Building cross-platform apps with Electron – GitHub Satellite 2016)
For inspiration check out the apps built with electron: http://electron.atom.io/apps/