23 Jun 2010 2:24 AM #1
Sencha vs Native SDK
When I notified ExtJS would be upgraded to a mobile framework, my first impression was that this will be great and impressive.
I watched demo and examples and everything was cool, fresh and usable.
You say that using Sencha I can develop application that looks like native application without have to learning os-oriented SDK...
what about "mobile" features as "when a call is coming??" or "send a sms to some contacts" ??
what about the needs to share information between different applications (for example contacts) ??
what about geolocalization using GPS integrated feature??
Some features will be provided thanks to HTML5 support (audio, video, localStorage) but I think that these are not enough to develop complete mobile application that uses *really* our device.
What do you think? Am i completely wrong?
23 Jun 2010 3:47 AM #2
I am also interested in that question.
Usually i have the same opinion. But till now, i dont have played with sencha touch and i dont know what exactly is possible...
23 Jun 2010 7:16 AM #3
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key words: "looks like". Yes, a web app can only do so much so sending a sms to a contact, unless the browser gives you access to the contact, don't expect to do it.Mitchell Simoens @LikelyMitch
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23 Jun 2010 8:51 AM #4
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24 Jun 2010 4:28 AM #8
But the point is not the difficult of developing using objective-c or java but the feature available...
Sencha will be also easier than native SDK but it doesn't provide access to needed API
24 Jun 2010 6:21 AM #9
I'm currently developing an app for the iPhone in objective c 2.0, and although it's hard sometimes, especially with memory bugs, it gives you great results.
A web app will never be able to run as fast as a native app.
24 Jun 2010 10:42 AM #10
as a sidenote:
web apps run anywhere where there is a browser, and will never need to go through an approval process.
an obj-c app iphone / ipad app may never get approved for the app store.
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