Sencha Touch Mobile JavaScript Framework

Book Description

Sencha Touch JavaScript Framework

Build web applications for Apple and Google Android touchscreen devices with this first HTML5 mobile framework

  • Learn to develop web applications that look and feel native on Apple iOS and Google Android touchscreen devices using Sencha Touch through examples
  • resolution-independent and graphical representations like buttons, icons, and tabs of unparalleled flexibility
  • Add custom events like tap, double tap, swipe, tap and hold, pinch, and rotate
  • Plenty of well-explained sample code with the essential screenshots added in for thorough understanding

In Detail

Since its initial launch, Sencha Touch has quickly become the gold standard for developing rich mobile web applications with HTML5. Sencha Touch is the first HTML5 mobile JavaScript framework that allows you to develop mobile that look and feel native on iPhone and Android touchscreen devices. Sencha Touch is the world's first application framework built specifically to leverage HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for the highest level of power, flexibility, and optimization. It makes specific use of HTML5 to deliver components like audio and video, as well as a localStorage proxy for saving data offline. Sencha Touch makes extensive use of CSS3 in its stylesheets to provide the most robust styling layer possible.

Sencha Touch enables you to do things that previously required either custom costing hundreds to thousands of dollars per designer and developer, or extensive knowledge of languages like Java. Interested in Sencha Touch, but do not know how to go about with it? Sencha Touch 1.0 Mobile JavaScript Framework is your introduction to the exciting and fast-growing mobile touch web application framework. This book will show you how you can use Sencha Touch and existing code libraries available in the framework today to more efficiently produce attractive, exciting, native-quality, user-friendly, easy-to-use web applications that keep your visitors coming back for more.

Sencha Touch 1.0 Mobile JavaScript Framework teaches you all you need to get started with Sencha Touch and build awesome mobile web applications. Beginning with an overview of Sencha Touch, it will guide you through creating a complete simple sample application followed by styling the user interface and the list of Sencha Touch components explained through comprehensive examples. Next, you will learn about the essential touch events and how to create rich dynamic animations. The book follows this up with information about core data packages and dealing with data and wraps it up with building another simple but powerful Sencha Touch application.

To summarize, the book has all the necessary approach and content for a beginner to Sencha Touch to grow into an ace quickly and easily.

Exploit Sencha Touch - a cross-platform library aimed at next generation, touch-enabled devices

What you will learn from this book

  • Make use of technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3 to provide native-quality application experiences without the need for plugins
  • Create a sample application using Sencha Touch libraries and framework for Apple iOS and Google Android
  • Insert beautiful, symbolic icons essential for mobile development
  • Efficiently use the list of components available in Sencha Touch framework libraries such as scrollable list view and toolbars
  • Add custom touch events like tap, double tap, swipe, tap and hold, pinch, and rotate
  • Create flexible animations between screens and views
  • Format your documents with CSS stylesheets
  • Build exciting CSS3 transitions and animations which create a robust visual experience rivaling Flash or even desktop applications
  • Quickly put together simple components backed by the data package
  • Learn about web storage features to store data offline


This book is a step-by-step tutorial aimed at beginners to Sencha Touch. There is ready sample code explained with essential screenshots for better and quicker understanding.

Who this book is written for

This book is ideal for anyone who wants to gain the practical knowledge involved in using Sencha Touch mobile web application framework to make attractive web apps for mobiles. If you have some familiarity with HTML and CSS, then this book is for you. This book will give designers the skills they need to implement their ideas, and provides developers with creative inspiration through practical examples. It is assumed that you know how to use touch screens, touch events, WebKit on mobile systems, Apple iOS, and Google Android for Mobiles.

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