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Instant Sencha Touch

By : Hiren Dave
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Instant Sencha Touch

By: Hiren Dave

Overview of this book

Sencha Touch, a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 platform. Built for enabling world-class user experiences, Sencha Touch is the only framework that enables developers to build fast and impressive apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, and more. Instant Sencha Touch is a practical hands on guide that provides you with all you need to explore the Sencha Touch framework and start building high performance, cross platform mobile applications with rich user interfaces. It also covers native deployment of Sencha Touch applications on various platforms. Instant Sencha Touch is a step-by-step guide that will explain you everything from downloading Sencha Touch SDK to setting up the development environment, and building applications. You will start with a quick overview of the Sencha Touch and work your way through understanding the class structure, and basic components and layouts of the Sencha Touch. You will also cover interesting features like animations, adaptive layout, data packages, local storage support, and so on. You will also see how to build your own theme and styles and deploy Sencha Touch app as native apps. You will also learn about MVC architecture for building Sencha Touch applications. Finally you will take a look at the Phonegap (Cordova) build and Cordova SDK to deploy Sencha Touch application as native application.
Table of Contents (6 chapters)

People and places you should get to know

In this section, you will see some of the helpful resources that you can use as references while you are developing your Sencha Touch application.

Sencha Touch forum

Sencha maintains an online forum for its products, where community developers can post their questions if they need some clarifications or if they face some issues. You can create an account here and start posting your questions. There are two types of forums:

  • The general forum

  • The premium community forum

The general forum is available for everyone, while to access premium forums you have to register as a premium member. A premium member directly gets support from Sencha product developers and solution engineers. As a premium member, you can request a feature in the next release of Sencha Touch. You can view Sencha Touch's forum at the following URL:

Here you can see various topics of Sencha Touch. You can search for a topic here. Also, you can report any bugs you may have found while testing the beta release, and Sencha developers will pay attention to it. Many Sencha developers are active on the forum, and they will respond to your queries.

Sencha Touch App Gallery

Sencha Touch App Gallery is the place to show your Sencha Touch application to the world. Here you can submit your Sencha Touch application, and if it's worth showing to the world, they will put your application in the gallery. There are a number of applications already available in the App Gallery in various categories. You can use this App Gallery to see examples of applications for your reference. Sencha Touch App Gallery is available at the following URL:

Sencha Touch in social media – LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Quora

The Sencha Touch community is growing fast on various social networks. There are a number of groups and feeds available on various social networking websites, which you can check for updates.

Facebook pages

Google+ page

Twitter pages

Quora page

Sencha Touch blogs

There are a number of developers who write blogs on Sencha. Sencha has its own blogs where you can find updates on various products of Sencha. Sencha's official blog can be found at

Other blogs related to Sencha are as follows:

So, in this section we mentioned various online resources available on Sencha Touch.

Wish you happy coding!