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.
Back in June, we surveyed 450 developers from the community about the current browsers they use, what browsers they support in their applications, and what their future browser support plans were. 95%+ of the developers we surveyed were using Ext JS to create business applications split somewhat evenly between business to employee, business to business and business to consumer apps.
Recently we’ve heard some myths being repeated about mobile HTML performance that are not all that accurate. Like good urban myths, they sound compelling and plausible. But these myths are based on incorrect premises, misconceptions about the relationship between native and web software stacks and a scattershot of skewed data points. We thought it was important to address these myths with data that we’ve collected over the years about performance, and our own experiences doing optimizations of mobile web app performance.
When I heard that Sencha was going to be supporting Tizen in Sencha Touch I was very happy, because I know how important it is for developers to have great tools to make developing great applications easier. You may not have heard much about Tizen yet, as products are targeted for later on this year, but already developer awareness is building.
Wow, we were impressed and amazed, and, frankly, a little overwhelmed by the entries to the HTML5 is Ready App Contest! We got hundreds of great submissions, so it took a bunch of work by myself, the other four judges, and our marketing team to whittle it down to manageable set of finalists, and then to have all the judges stack rank them to find the winners.
Today we released the final video in our contest series about what it will take to win the HTML5 is Ready App Contest. Hear directly from the judges on what a badass HTML5 app means to them and ultimately what it will take to win.
A new high bar for publishing has been set by The Atlantic with their iPad app, built on Sencha Touch. Their new Wire tablet application (touch.theatlanticwire.com, built with Sencha Touch) is a great example of how publishers can leverage leading edge HTML5 technologies to create new and innovative media experiences without having to build a native application.
We want to prove to the world that 2013 is the year of the HTML5 App, and what better way to do this than to have a little friendly competition for some cash, gadgets, and glory!
When we started what became Sencha, we made a bet on the web: a bet that modern application development didn’t need anything except the browser, a great set of frameworks and a great set of tools. With those three weapons in hand, we knew developers could build applications that would delight users.