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Sencha Touch

HTML5 Mobile app development

With over 50 built-in components, themes for every popular mobile platform, and a built-in MVC system, Sencha Touch provides everything you need to create powerful, universal mobile web apps.

What is Sencha Touch?

Sencha Touch, a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 platform. Built for enabling world-class user experiences, Sencha Touch is the only framework that enables developers to build powerful apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more.

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HTML5 Powered with Connectivity / Realtime, CSS3 / Styling, Device Access, Graphics, 3D & Effects, Multimedia, Performance & Integration, Semantics, and Offline & Storage

What’s New?

Sencha Touch 2.3.1 is the latest version of our industry-leading mobile app framework. In Sencha Touch 2.3 we updated the device APIs to make Apache Cordova a fully supported component, including support (using the latest version of Sencha Command) for the Adobe PhoneGap Build. Touch 2.3 also included two brand new themes: Cupertino and Mountain View, in addition to several enhancement to existing themes, especially the Blackberry 10 theme. Other enhancements in Touch 2.3 included full support for XMLHTTPRequest Level 2 (XHR2) on devices that support it, and a new ProgressIndicator Component to give users a true indication when uploading. With Touch 2.3.1, we have introduced Tizen support with exclusive Tizen themes for those who are building apps for the Tizen platform.

Please note that the new Touch Grid component is not a part of Sencha Touch and is only available as part of Sencha Complete or Sencha Touch Bundle.


Sencha Cmd

Sencha Cmd is the cornerstone to build your Sencha application. From scaffolding a new project, to minifying and deploying your application to production, Sencha Cmd provides a full set of lifecycle management features to compliment your Sencha project. With a rich command line syntax and Ant integration, Cmd is perfect to integrate into your enterprise build environment or use standalone for your application.

Sencha Cmd Documentation for Sencha Touch
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Built for Speed

Users don’t care if the app is native or web as long as it’s fast and responsive. Sencha Touch blurs the lines between native and web apps, delivering a high-performing experience that users expect when using mobile applications. Using HTML5 and CSS3, Sencha Touch takes advantage of hardware acceleration to deliver an incredible app experience no matter what browser or mobile device a user is using. Built specifically to use techniques that make the most sense on each platform, Sencha Touch lets web applications rival native.

Discover Music

Discover Music using the NPR Music API, built by Modus Create.


The Watch List

One of eight new demo apps, The Watch List shows off Facebook integration.

Built for Great Experiences

We made developing Sencha Touch apps easier than ever. Let your imagination run wild. Let your imagination run wild. Dream up the perfect app you want to build, how you want it to look, or how you want it to work with social networks. Sencha Touch has a solution for you. It’s built to let you develop great user experiences. With a full set of rich UI controls, over 300 built-in icons, full support for theming, MVC support, data bindings and a data package, eight complete examples and more, Sencha Touch developers get up and running quickly and easily. Sencha Touch also provides a rich set of documentation, screencasts and other learning resources to let new and experienced developers get productive fast.


Built for Success

Sencha Touch shrinks the distance between web app and native. Sencha Cmd includes our native packager, which lets you package and build your application as an Android .apk or an iOS .ipa. The best part? The Sencha Mobile packager works on both Mac and Windows, meaning PC developers can now create iOS applications without needing a Mac. It’s a major step forward for developers since you aren’t limited what app stores you can build for based on your development environment. We’ve also enabled a set of native device APIs that work on both iOS and Android. They include Camera, Orientation, Network Connectivity, native confirmation dialogs, and more.

Sencha Radio

Sencha Touch Radio app, built by our Professional Services Team


Sencha: The Authority in HTML5 Performance

Our high-performance mobile HTML5 framework is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 Platform, an end to end platform for designing, developing and deploying HTML5 applications. To make sure of this, we’ve spent countless hours testing performance on a variety of Apple, Android, and BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices.

Our HTML5 Developer Scorecard consists of a series of tests aimed to help mobile web developers understand new devices and new form factors as they come to market. We test in a number of areas, namely JavaScript performance, HTML5/CSS3 features, rendering performance and rendering accuracy. Check out these five recent articles from our HTML5 Developer Scorecard series: