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Sencha A “Visionary” in Leading Analyst Firm’s Mobile Consumer Application Platforms Magic Quadrant

July 18, 2011

With demand exploding for ways to reach users on tablets and mobile phones, report reviews software development platforms that deliver consumer-facing applications on these devices.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.: Sencha, the leading provider of HTML5 frameworks and tools for desktop and mobile application developers, has been positioned by Gartner Inc., a premier research and advisory firm, in the Visionaries Quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Consumer Application Platforms” (MCAP) report that was recently published by analysts William Clark and Michael J. King.

The influential analyst firm reviewed software development platforms that deliver consumer-facing applications, including HTML5 and native tool offerings, on mobile devices. Gartner identified the emergence of media tablets and the more than 5 billion mobile phones in use worldwide in 2010 as key drivers of new business opportunities for the development of mobile, business-to-consumer (B2C)-facing applications.

The MCAP Magic Quadrant aims to address the needs of Gartner clients that seek to understand in part which vendors can help them create native and Web-based experiences on smartphones and tablets, and the role that HTML5 will play in the future of mobile application development. Gartner analyzed 20 vendors whose tools enable content to be delivered via messaging, native/rich applications, cross-platform/RIA, and mobile Web/HTML5, ranking each in one of four quadrants: leaders, visionaries, challengers, and niche players. Sencha was positioned as a “Visionary” in the MCAP Magic Quadrant.

“We are honored and delighted that the analysts at Gartner deemed Sencha a visionary company in the mobile application development sector,” said Michael Mullany, CEO of Sencha. “We believe their findings are in tune with what we’re hearing from our customers, who look to Sencha to provide advanced, rich toolsets for creating tomorrow’s Web apps.”

For more information on sourcing, securing or building mobile applications and systems, as well as how technologies, development platforms and architectures that enable and support mobile applications will evolve, please visit http://www.gartner.com to get the complete copy of the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Consumer Application Platforms,” 2011 update.

Web apps are game-changers for application development and deployment
Demand for Sencha open-source Web application frameworks and tools is being driven by two key trends in both business and consumer markets. Publishers, retailers and developers of consumer-facing apps are gravitating toward mobile Web technologies as a flexible solution for reaching mobile users on smartphones and tablets. This transition has been accelerated by the emergence of advanced, WebKit-based mobile browsers that embed the latest HTML5 technologies. In addition, many enterprises have begun to migrate their core enterprise applications from first-generation Web architectures to modern, single-page Web applications powered by the latest AJAX technologies. Enterprises and development firms are increasingly choosing Sencha tools and SDKs because of their ability to deliver faster development times and better user experiences on both the desktop and mobile devices.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Sencha

Sencha empowers developers to rapidly design, develop and deploy high performance, cross-browser applications that precisely meet their requirements. Our HTML5-based frameworks are tailored for building ideal desktop and mobile experiences on an unprecedented number of devices, platforms and browsers. Sencha also offers the industry’s first secure and managed mobile environment for business applications — Sencha Space — that runs on any mobile device. More than two million developers around the world at more than 150,000 companies use Sencha products every day to build the hundreds of applications that run their business. To learn more, visit www.sencha.com, read the Sencha blog, and follow us @sencha.