Sencha Touch 1.0 Ships - Now Free!
I’m delighted to announce that today we’re shipping Sencha Touch 1.0. Since we shipped our first beta in June, we’ve added a massive number of new features and improved practically every area of the product. Among the many things, we’ve added HTML5 forms support, web-based pickers, and a complete new MVC package. We’re particularly proud of the Android optimization work that we’ve done to implement high-performance list scrolling on Android.
Given the huge number of downloads of Touch — over 160,000 in our beta period alone — and the amazing apps we’re seeing built with it, we feel like Sencha Touch has become the gold standard for rich web apps on mobile. We’d like to do everything possible to encourage its use and proliferation. And for that reason, I’m also delighted to announce that as of today, we’ll be offering a free commercial license to Sencha Touch to everyone.
Those of you who purchased Sencha Touch standalone as a pre-release will receive automatic refunds, and those of you who purchased Sencha Touch as part of Sencha Complete will receive an extra three months of support and maintenance as part of that purchase. (Please give us a week or two to process these refunds completely.)
More than ever, we believe that rich mobile apps created with HTML5 and CSS3 are the future of the mobile experience. We also believe that developers continue to need SDK’s and tools to navigate the complexity of the HTML5 stack and the inevitable device and browser anomalies that create so much developer misery. We hope you’ll continue to find Sencha Touch is the most complete solution to your problems. And besides… it’s now free!