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    Hi all,

    Hoping someone to help with some advice about a project i want to embark on.

    I want to create an app which can be packaged for the various app stores. The app will be real basic in stage 1 and pretty much provide information, images, links etc.

    I have a page on my websitesite which displays latest stories/articles. Being that the site is database driven (PHP/MySQL), i want to know what is the best way of retrieving this data to display on the app?

    I have read we cant connect to databases directly so am i best to use YQL or similar to fetch this data?

    Im pretty new to Sencha so curious on what the best way to do this?

    Ideally, i would like the News page on the app to display a list of stories (Say 10 at a time) which include a thumb, title and short description. When clicked it would then go to a full detail page.

    I can format my webpage to match what ever we need if necessary.

    I did send some time tinkering with YQL and have managed to parse the data from the page, but i have no idea about, paginating/loading, memory issues, etc..

    If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.


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    You can use your own PHP on your remote server to retrieve data and return it as JSON to the app.
    Mitchell Simoens @LikelyMitch
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