UI Library for Web Apps for Touch Devices

26 Aug 2010 - 3:58pm
4 years ago
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ashetty
2009

Hello All,

My team was researching on UI libraries for designing a Web app for touch devices specifically the iPAD, iPhone and the Android.

One product we landed upon was the Sencha Touch that provides the look and feel which makes web apps look native on the Apple iOS and the Android touchscreen devices.


http://www.sencha.com/products/touch/

I was wondering if anyone has any experience using this framework and if you can share the pros and cons of using it?


Also, does anyone know of any other similar products that we could research into for our use?

Thanks in advance!

Best,

::Arpitha

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27 Aug 2010 - 5:31am
flanakin
2010

I haven't used it, but there's also jQTouch @ http://jqtouch.com

31 Aug 2010 - 4:23pm
kenton_hankins
2009

Sencha Touch is basically jqTouch evolved, I believe the rolled the jqtouch code base into it.  Just bare in mind to build a custom version of Sencha if you use it.  This way you can reduce the size of Sencha, as its quite a large js library to be loading for a mobile device.

One benefit of using Sencha Touch is the syntax and function names are nearly identical to their main library Sencha/ExtJS.  So your devs will learn both without realizing it.

31 Aug 2010 - 4:23pm
kenton_hankins
2009

You could also check out Accelerator, http://www.appcelerator.com/

1 Sep 2010 - 10:06am
ashetty
2009

Thanks for the comments! This was useful.

As for http://www.appcelerator.com/ (i.e. Titanium), anyone has experience developing a web app using this? And if so, any trouble being accepted by Apple into their app store?

7 Sep 2010 - 11:06am
Chris Griffith
2008

Re: [IxDA] UI Library for Web Apps for Touch Devices

I have done 5 apps with it. I have found it a good solution for light weight or utility type apps. The company has an active support forum.

Also no issues with the approval process. It does go through the Xcode tool chain, so it is legal enough (but I am not a lawyer not play one on tv ;) ).

I have not used to develop Android based apps, only iPhone.

Chris Griffith


On 9/1/10 10:12 AM, "ashetty" <arpithashetty@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for the comments! This was useful.

As for http://www.appcelerator.com/ [1] (i.e. Titanium), anyone has
experience developing a web app using this? And if so, any trouble being
accepted by Apple into their app store?

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