View Full Version : Ext JS 4 vs Sencha Touch

18 Jan 2012, 9:16 AM

Can someone explain the differences between the two ? I see some differences, but they look so simular. One big difference though is the license! So why wouldn't I write a normal website with Sencha Touch ?


18 Jan 2012, 9:43 AM
Ext JS 4 is targeted for computers, Sencha Touch for mobile devices.

18 Jan 2012, 10:47 AM
that I understand. But I see so many Ext JS components in Sencha Touch, that I can imagine I could easily write a normal Website with sencha touch

18 Jan 2012, 10:49 AM
Scrolling in ST is not normal, you cannot use your mouse. You can click and drag like you would with your finger but that is very counter-intuitive for users.

18 Jan 2012, 11:09 AM
ok, so its not the looks, but the behavior of the components which is different !

18 Jan 2012, 11:10 AM
Yes... the widgets are the biggest part of the difference. Things in ST are geared towards using your finger where Ext JS you can count on more resources and a mouse that can click more accurately.

21 Jan 2012, 1:15 AM
ok, thanks a lot!

22 Jan 2012, 6:04 PM
Be aware that for a "normal website" both frameworks are quite a bit of overhead. They were designed for interactive applications, not just read-only websites.