PALO ALTO, USA: Sencha, formerly Ext JS has recently announced the beta release of Sencha Touch, first HTML5-based mobile application development framework.
Sencha Touch offers mobile application developers easy access to the family of powerful HTML5 technologies, including Geo-location, local Storage and CSS3, which are supported by most mobile devices.
“HTML5 technologies are here, they’re being adopted very quickly, and by the end of the year, they’ll be running on every mobile device that matters,” said Abe Elias, founder and CEO of Sencha.
“As server and client frameworks continue to fragment, the mobile device industry has consolidated on the HTML5-capable Webkit browser as its default platform. We're excited to introduce development framework that leverages the incredible work of the Webkit teams,” added Elias.
Before Sencha Touch, companies were anxious to create applications tailored for mobile devices. Now, with the new application framework, developers can prioritize which mobile device to target and develop separate native applications using different technologies for each device, said a press release.
Currently in Beta, the product will be generally available in July. Sencha Touch will be available under both GPLv3 and commercial license options, and licensed per developer seat.