Announcing Sencha Touch 2.4

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We’re proud to announce the release of Sencha Touch 2.4, which continues to enhance Sencha Touch support for the BlackBerry 10 browser and devices. About 18 months ago, we announced our collaboration with BlackBerry — optimizing Sencha Touch to run on the BlackBerry 10 browser and create a new theme and set of components to make building BlackBerry 10 applications as easy as possible.

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Sencha Hosts Web Application Development Seminar in Seoul, Korea

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Sencha is hosting a seminar in Seoul, Korea on May 16, 2014 — Sencha Web Application Development for the Enterprise. The conference will focus on HTML5 and the Enterprise, and it will help organizations by describing how HTML5 and Sencha solutions, which include frameworks, tools and application delivery platforms, can address these issues. If you’ll be in Seoul on May 16, sign up for the event.

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The Downside of Native Packaging

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The 2007 introduction of the iPhone ushered in a new era of mobility. We now expect our applications and data to be accessible on the most convenient network-connected device. Our appetite for mobile technology has resulted in a massive influx of mobile devices supporting a myriad of different mobile operating systems.

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Announcing Public Beta of Ext JS 5

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Sencha Ext JS 5 beta is available for public access and evaluation. This release includes touch support, two-way data binding, grid gadgets, touch-optimized charts, routing and more. For all the Ext JS developers out there, this a great opportunity to help make this the best Ext JS release ever. We invite you to download the beta and share your feedback in the forum.

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Top 5 Things A Game Can Teach Your Business App

While Sencha’s Raiders — or any game for that matter — would rarely be seen as a mission critical application, there are aspects of building a game app that can be applied to even the most data-centric, corporate application. In this article, I’ll share 5 key things we learned that you can apply in your business application development.

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Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev

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We recently conducted a survey to our developer community about the impact that today’s multi-device world has on businesses and application development. Over 1,400 developers, managers, and IT execs responded and shared their insights on a variety of topics, including Windows Phone 8, Apple’s iOS 6, and the challenges of IT in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world.

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Sencha Touch 2.1 is Here with New Charting & Tools

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Today marks a major milestone for the Sencha platform. We are announcing the general availability of Sencha Touch 2.1, general availability of the Sencha Cmd 3.0 build tool, an update to Sencha Architect, and a beta release of the BlackBerry 10 theme for Sencha Touch!

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A Survey of JavaScript Timers on Mobile

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Desktop browsers have had high resolution, high consistency JavaScript timers for the last few years. As a result, many web developers have become used to creating production-quality animations using zero-second callbacks via setTimeOut() and setInterval(). However, on mobile devices, this style of animation programming can have subpar performance and consistency – we wondered if it was due to poorer timer implementations. We researched the issue and found that while older Androids and iPods have noticeably poorer timer implementations than desktop browsers, the most recent Android and iOS tablets and phones seem to have mostly caught up.

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