This presentation was followed by a live coding session of an RSS Reader app packaged natively for iPhone and Android.
HTML5 is getting better an better with each release of the mobile operatingsystems and browsers. More features of the standards are supported and the rendering engines gets faster. This opens up for possibilities to construct attractive and engaging apps. There are many HTML5 framework on the market that focuses on mobile app development. One of the frameworks that just got a major update is Sencha Touch 2. This is one of the most mature mobile frameworks in the market and inherits many years of work in the ExtJS framework used for building advanced web apps for the desktop. It has a well thought out MVC model and produces a very nice looking user interface.
Sencha Architect is as tool to visually build Sencha Touch and ExtJS apps. But it’s not just an interface builder, you also define your models, stores as well as the controller logic. You can build complete production ready apps from this application, or maybe we should call it an IDE.
In the latest release of Sencha Touch you can choose to wrap you web app in a native container provided by Sencha, or you can choose to use the most common solution in the market today for hybrid apps which is PhoneGap (Cordova).
This presentation will show how the combination of these frameworks and tools can be a powerful ally for any app developer looking into building the next HTML5 driven cross-platform app.