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Licensing and Maintenance & Support FAQs

When I buy Sencha Touch Bundle, do I have the rights to use Sencha Architect and/or the Sencha Eclipse Plugin with Sencha Ext JS?

Yes, but commercial rights are limited to Sencha Touch. If you want to use Architect with both Sencha Ext JS and Sencha Touch, then you must purchase Sencha Complete or the appropriate Sencha Ext JS license(s). The Sencha Eclipse Plugin for Sencha Ext JS is only available in Sencha Complete.

If I buy Sencha Architect and want to use it with Sencha Touch, do I need to buy Sencha Touch?

No, Sencha Touch is free for a commercial license. However if you want support for Architect and Sencha Touch, we recommend Sencha Touch Bundle.

I would like to use Sencha Touch Grid. What are my options?

Sencha Touch Grid is only sold in Sencha Complete or Sencha Touch Bundle. To be licensed for Sencha Touch Grid, you must buy one of these packages. There is NO GPL V3 version of Sencha Touch Grid.

What devices are considered as Embedded Devices?

Embedded Devices include TV’s and devices in cars, refrigerators, cameras, and other specific purpose products (see license). Embedded Devices do not include PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, or other general purpose devices. Embedded Devices prohibitions also do not cover display in a general purpose web browser, regardless of the device. Please review the Tools commercial license agreement for more info on Embedded Devices.

What if my Embedded Device has a browser built in?

Distribution of a Sencha Touch application through a general purpose browser, regardless of the device, is free of charge and an embedded license is not required. A general purpose web browser has a URL bar and a general browser “chrome.”

When would I need an OEM license agreement with Sencha Touch?

If you are creating your own commercially licensed software developer kit (SDK) or web application builder based on Sencha Touch, a commercial OEM license is the right option for you. Since use cases vary widely, commercial OEM licenses are customized per customer. Contact us to learn more about this option.

When would I need an Embedded Device license agreement with Sencha Touch?

If you are distributing commercial software built with Sencha Touch for native deployment on an Embedded Device, you may do so for free for distributions of less than 5,000 units annually under our standard Tools License for Sencha Touch. Contact us about distributions above that amount. Use of Sencha Touch application through a general purpose web browser is permitted under our standard commercial license and does not require an Embedded Device license.

What is the difference between your free commercial license and the open source license?

You can use Sencha Touch under either license. Under the open source GPL v3 license, you are required to release you source code and license your program under GPLv3. Our free Sencha SDK commercial license agreement allows you unlimited developers, distribution and use provided you are not using Sencha Touch for a development tool or application builder, or for native deployment on an Embedded Device.

Can I use Sencha Touch for free?

Yes. Sencha Touch is available free of charge for commercial and open source application development. However, embedding Sencha Touch in a commercial web application builder or software development kit (SDK) requires a paid commercial OEM license agreement. See “When would I need an OEM license agreement with Sencha Touch?” FAQ for more information. Additionally, using Sencha Touch commercially for native deployment on Embedded Device with more than than 5,000 units annually requires an Embedded Device License. See “When would I need an Embedded Device license agreement with Sencha Touch?” FAQ for more information. A Sencha Care support subscription for Sencha Touch is available for purchase separately.