As we speak, the entire Sencha team is battened down for the closing weeks of preparation for SenchaCon 2013. We’ve published most of our sessions, announced most of our speakers and shown you the insane after-hours parties we’ve got in store. Now we’re going to give you a little sneak peek at what we’ll be talking about in those secret sessions on the schedule.
If you are working in a large corporate environment, chances are likely that your business data is in SAP systems. SAP is a leading enterprise software vendor. Traditionally SAP was a closed environment using proprietary UI solutions. More recently, however, SAP is opening its ecosystem by embracing open web standards and partnering with leading client framework vendors such as Sencha.
In this blog I will show how you can use Sencha Touch to create mobile apps that connect to SAP business data. Our integration will be based on SAP NetWeaver Gateway and Sencha’s SAP OData connector.
We’re pleased to announce that Sencha Touch will officially support Tizen! This support is the direct result of building a close relationship with two key Tizen Association members, Intel and Samsung, and we are excited by their shared vision for the platform and their commitment to HTML5.
Sencha Touch 2.2 provides new capabilities for theming. Themes let you customize the CSS in your application for different platforms. A platform can be a different browser such as Chrome, Internet Explorer 10, or Safari, or a device category such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone, or Microsoft Surface Pro or RT.
Nervana Group is an interactive innovation firm that uses Sencha Touch to build mobile apps and large format touch screens for many different clients including Hard Rock Hotel, Swissotel and DePaul University. Read about how Sencha Touch has helped them reduce development time and work interactively with their clients.
In Part 1 and Part 2 of our series on Developing Mobile Applications with Force.com and Sencha Touch, we built out a simple mobile application hosted in a Salesforce.com Visualforce page to display a list of Leads, and allowing add, edit and delete capability using an Apex controller. In this third part of the series, we want to highlight the enterprise data capability of Sencha Touch, so we’ll focus on how the framework allows us to work with large datasets by adding paging and search capability to the PocketCRM application.
A few months back, we demonstrated the power of HTML5 by building a responsive, high-performance Facebook client web app using Sencha Touch, called Fastbook (you can read about the making of this app here). We are happy to share the news that Sencha will be among one of the app development tool providers admitted to the new Facebook® Technology Partners program.
Bryntum has been working hard lately to port their Ext Scheduler component over to the Sencha Touch platform. In this post, they introduce you to the new version and share some details of how they developed a cross framework extension for Sencha Touch and Ext JS.