Sencha Touch

Not too long ago, we talked about mobl, “a new free and open source language designed specially to speed up building mobile applications.” Well, today we’ll move to another similar piece of code, namely Sencha Touch – after all, it’s incredible how popular became smartphones and mobile Internet in the last few years, so talking about such things isn’t just a good choice – it’s a must!

The official mumbo-jumbo goes like this – “Sencha Touch allows you to develop mobile web apps that look and feel native on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry touch devices.” This product’s official home looks great and, according to it, Sencha Touch is “the first HTML5 mobile Web app framework,” offering PhoneGap compatibility and allowing you to distribute your apps via Apple’s App Store or the Android Marketplace.

While Sencha Touch is freely available, support comes with a price – details on the available plans can be found here. If you ask me, I think support is pretty expensive, but since popular mobile apps sell 100,000 licenses really easy, I don’t think that’s a problem – only that some kind of free support for beginners on a budget would also be great…

As I was just saying, Sencha Touch 1.1.0 is freely available for open source projects, begin released to the public under the terms of the GPLv3 license. To check the demos currently available, just click here – TouchSolitaire is my favorite, by the way. Well… I guess that’s all, folks! 😉

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