View Full Version : Compatibility with Android??? Bad experience...

3 Feb 2011, 4:15 AM

I was developing my application with use of Sencha Touch 1.0 for iPhone, while I was testing it on the iPhone 4, iOS 4.0.1. Here it works perfectly.

I just start testing it on HTC Legend with Android 2.1(-update 1) with Webkit 3.1 and it works pretty badly even with kitchen sink example, sometimes the rotation was not working, sometimes the scrolling was not okey, some buttons were reacting slowly, etc. Totally unusable for commercial application - it is almost as bad experience as I had with Qt web kit on Nokia N8 when I tried it....

Any comments to that? Is it just HTC problem or I need Froyo version? Has the RIM OS6 similar problems?


18 Feb 2011, 6:21 AM
I'm finding similar issues on an HTC Wildfire phone that I've just acquired. This has Android 2.2.1 installed.

Overall the experience is not great using the Kitchensink demo. Very slow. Buttons unreactive (they need several firm taps before they work). The List scrolling is not smooth, and if you go somewhere else and come back to the list, it has a tendency to no longer scroll or be tappable.

No probs whatsoever by comparison on iOS 4.2 devices or desktop Chrome/Safari. I'm disappointed in just how poor it all works on the Wildfire.

I've heard good reports however, running Sencha Touch with Android Honeycomb on a rooted Nook.

18 Feb 2011, 8:22 AM
I'm noticing very poor performance with HTC Hero.

Check out this thread.

18 Feb 2011, 9:15 AM
Interesting thread and I fully agree with the argument it makes.

Note the HTC Wildfire I'm referring to is brand new as of today. Here in the UK, at least, it's currently one of the most popular Android phones.

Anyone know how the HTC Desire and Desire HD fare with Sencha Touch?

21 Feb 2011, 1:25 AM
The same on my HTC Desire (Android 2.2, Webkit 3.1). Most Sencha Touch examples do not work properly on my phone.

21 Feb 2011, 2:40 AM
Interesting - so I shalln't trade up to an HTC Desire for testing (which is the reason I got the Wildfire) in that case! :-)

I've been told by a colleague that Sencha examples work fine with his Samsung Epic phone on Android 2.1

So it's looking like something of a mixed picture, but HTC phones in particular don't seem to fare well.


21 Feb 2011, 11:23 AM
The Kitchen Sink user experience is poor on my HTC G2. The app I built experiences too many scrolling issues for us to feel comfortable going into production without some fundamental fixes. For now we're just ripping sencha touch out. I posted more details here: http://www.sencha.com/forum/showthread.php?104155-FIXED-131-Android-Scrolling-Issues&p=573473#post573473