View Full Version : Phonegap vs Sencha Cmd

13 Sep 2012, 11:42 PM
What is the difference between Phonegap and sencha native packaging? What is better?.

14 Sep 2012, 9:46 AM
As far as I know, Sencha Touch 2 uses Phonegap for its native packaging... Sencha Touch 2 has implemented an interface layer to server some native functionalities to comply with their MVC structure and event messaging interface, which is really cool! However, I didn't try Sencha native packaging yet and I don't know how updates on PhoneGap affect it.

16 Sep 2012, 4:39 PM
Sencha Touch 2 does not use Phonegap. We have our own native packager

20 Sep 2012, 8:06 AM
Mitchell, do you happen to know the differences between the sencha cmd and phonegap? One of the benefits of PhoneGap is if I need some native functionality and a 3rd party native library (say a QR code reader that uses the camera), I can install that library into my xcode project and use it with my webkit based app (i.e. Sencha Touch app). With the Sencha native packager tool is there a way to add 3rd party functionality like this or is it more walled in?

20 Sep 2012, 2:25 PM
This is a great question. I would love an overview from Sencha on their own packager and how it compares / contrasts with Phonegap. I think this is a question that many Sencha devs have, and it would be very useful to understand why Sencha went with their own solution and how we can expect that to evolve.

20 Sep 2012, 5:41 PM
I will admit that Phonegap is a more mature product. For instance with Sencha Cmd (not SDK Tools) the new Sencha Mobile Packager now supports plugins. Guides to come fro building them.

20 Sep 2012, 5:54 PM
I hadn't actually heard of Sencha Cmd. This helped me demystify the ecosystem of old and new. The new sencha mobile packager looks promising, thanks for the heads up about plugins :)


27 Sep 2012, 12:07 AM
Using Phonegap to native:
if we using phonegap-x.y.js in sencha touch it make white screen when initial app on ios.
If not, it don't have white screen any more but load time is same.
Using sencha native:
i can not create app using sencha cmd :(