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Today we’re proud to announce the release of Sencha Touch 2.0. With a huge focus on performance, simplified API, and native packaging on both Mac and Windows, we’re certain it will change the way you think about mobile apps.
Toolkits such as PhoneGap and Sencha Touch are hitting full stride with mature development frameworks that enable HTML5 developers and designers to make native iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry applications using their existing skill sets.
Sencha Touch 2 Developer Preview, Available Now
This video shows a side-by-side comparison of the Kitchen Sink demo orientation change on an Android Motorola Atrix in Touch 1.1 and in our latest version of Touch 2. The new layout engine in Touch 2 is so fast we had to use a high speed camera to measure it. We shot this video at 120 frames per second, then slowed the video down to ¼ speed so you can see the detail.
Sencha Touch 2 features performance updates across the board — In load time, scrolling speed, and rendering (especially on Android). Additionally, we have a whole new documentation app, which is easier to use, includes more resources, and features 11 new guides. Lastly, this release includes Native Packaging in our SDK tools, allowing you to publish your web app to the iOS App Store and Android Marketplace.
We have just released our new charting and drawing package for mobile, Touch Charts. These charts are built on Canvas, automatically support rich animations, and feature built-in gesture and interaction support — all of which is fully configurable.
The Wall Street Journal’s Russell Adams on publishers using HTML5:
The FT’s shift toward a Web-app strategy started last year largely because the publisher lacked the resources to create lots of different apps for the many emerging devices and operating systems. But a major benefit of this strategy is it allows publishers to “un-tether ourselves from app stores,” said MB Christie, head of product development for the FT.
The Xero mobile web app is one of the most beautifully designed Sencha Touch apps. It was recently wrapped with PhoneGap and will soon debut on the Apple App Store, alongside Android and BlackBerry.
See more screenshots and read about its development in the latest Sencha Touch Spotlight on our company blog.
Photo by Craig Walker.