Hi everybody, I work in a company as software developer, and we're interested in app development (on both iOS and Android).
The most important elements for our customers are: user interface, graphics/animations and small databases.
We've tried several frameworks/tools, from native Java for Android to HTML/JS with PhoneGap and finally ST2, so I'd like to share our opinion.
In the last two months we've tried ST2, Architect and Animator, and we think that Sencha tools have a great potential in matter of:
- graphical impact
- visual tools
- code size and structure
- data modeling
- packaging tools
so we would like to spend more time on learning this framework.
But we've had also some troubles that disappointed our expectations:
- lack of documentation (we have been stuck on some apparently easy passages)
- sdk samples are not ready to be packaged with Architect or command line, and command line documentation is not updated
- most important: Android performance on some elements, such as lists or G. maps scrolling speed, is very poor (while the same components on other HTML5 fameworks are really fast).
We see you're updating your products very often. Are you planning to improve Android experience? Or maybe we've missed something on our tests, but we have tried kitchensink app from web and packaged too, and in iOS it really looks like native. Anyway we're really interested in Android development (that's why we looked for a cross-platform tool).
If you're interested in our case and could give us some support, we'll talk about our troubles more deeply in further posts.