Android 5.0 Lollipop: As Sweet as Promised


Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ has certainly positioned itself to be one of the more significant updates Google has released, so far, to its mobile platform. With a brand new look via Google’s Material Design and over 5000 new APIs, it’s sure exciting! We decided to dig into the new release and pull out the Web-specific details we felt were most important.

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Sencha Hosts Web Application Development Seminar in Seoul, Korea


Sencha is hosting a seminar in Seoul, Korea on May 16, 2014 — Sencha Web Application Development for the Enterprise. The conference will focus on HTML5 and the Enterprise, and it will help organizations by describing how HTML5 and Sencha solutions, which include frameworks, tools and application delivery platforms, can address these issues. If you’ll be in Seoul on May 16, sign up for the event.

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The Downside of Native Packaging


The 2007 introduction of the iPhone ushered in a new era of mobility. We now expect our applications and data to be accessible on the most convenient network-connected device. Our appetite for mobile technology has resulted in a massive influx of mobile devices supporting a myriad of different mobile operating systems.

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Announcing Public Beta of Ext JS 5


Sencha Ext JS 5 beta is available for public access and evaluation. This release includes touch support, two-way data binding, grid gadgets, touch-optimized charts, routing and more. For all the Ext JS developers out there, this a great opportunity to help make this the best Ext JS release ever. We invite you to download the beta and share your feedback in the forum.

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Addressing Mobile Data Security (Part 2)


In Part 1 of this series, we explored how the increasing cost of data breaches coupled with the risk of increased mobility poses formidable challenges for IT-based organizations. In this article, we will examine how adding a solution that provides application-level strong cryptography for data both in-motion and at-rest can help to strengthen the security posture of today’s MDM/MAM solutions.

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Top Support Tips: July 2013

Increase App Performance by Disabling Image Slicer
Cmd’s image slicer is awesome when you have to compensate for some of Internet Explorer’s CSS3 deficits. Learn how to customize Sencha Cmd to run your apps sans slicer.

Hello Global — Using Ext JS Custom Functions
Users always need to utilize custom functions and variables in a global perspective but knowing how to integrate them can be a little tricky. Here’s a tip that saves the day!

Building Responsive Apps Using Button Sensitivity in Sencha Touch
As device resolution gets bigger and better, some users may experience issues with the button sensitivity in Sencha Touch. We introduced a new event recognizer configuration item called moveDistance in Sencha Touch 2.2.0. We’ll show you how to use it.

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Top Support Tips: June 2013

Check for Sencha Cmd Updates
Sencha Cmd moves very quickly. Sometimes it can be difficult to know if you are as up to date as possible. Luckily, Cmd now includes an awesome new feature. By executing the following command, you can check to see if you have the most recent GA.

One Store to Rule Them All
When building an app with Ext JS, conventionally, you give your store a storeId, which can then be shared via multiple components. However, if Grid A and Grid B share a store, and you filter the store, both grids will now present filtered data. What if you didn’t want all of your components to be modified when the store changes? Have no fear!

Android’s Got Your Back
If you want to use Android’s hardware back button, you will need to make some special concessions in your application. The back button consumes the browser’s window.history. The best way to properly utilize the back button is to take advantage of the Sencha Touch routing system, which allows for deep linking.

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Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev


We recently conducted a survey to our developer community about the impact that today’s multi-device world has on businesses and application development. Over 1,400 developers, managers, and IT execs responded and shared their insights on a variety of topics, including Windows Phone 8, Apple’s iOS 6, and the challenges of IT in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world.

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