Sencha Touch 2 Mobile JavaScript Framework
By John Earl Clark, Bryan P. Johnson
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: November 2013
Pages: 324

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Sencha Touch is a versatile HTML5-based framework for developing mobile web apps. Sencha Touch 2 has raised the bar for developing rich mobile web applications with HTML5. Using this framework you can develop mobile web apps that look and feel like native apps on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. It is built for enabling world-class user experiences.

"Sencha Touch 2 Mobile JavaScript Framework" is a step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to use Sencha Touch to produce attractive, exciting, native-quality, user friendly, easy-to-use mobile applications, that will keep your visitors coming back for more. There is sample code provided and explained with essential screenshots for better and quicker understanding.

"Sencha Touch 2 Mobile JavaScript Framework" will provide you with a hands-on approach to learning the language, taking you through the basic concepts and designs, to building a complete application from scratch.

We start with a foundation of JavaScript basics and work our way through the various components and features of Sencha Touch. We will explore how to leverage the Sencha Cmd utility to create applications quickly and cleanly. We will talk about how to get data in and out of your application, how to create new styles and themes, and even how to compile an application for sale on the various app stores.

"Sencha Touch 2 Mobile JavaScript Framework" will make you an expert application developer, using clear examples, code, and concepts.


Full of explained code and enriched with screenshots, this book is the practical way to take your Sencha Touch skills to the next level.

Who this book is for

If you want to gain practical knowledge for using the Sencha Touch mobile web application framework, and you are familiar with HTML and CSS, then this book is for you. It is assumed that you know how to use touchscreens, touch events, and mobile devices such as Apple iOS and Google Android.

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    The mobile revolution is here to stay, so plan carefully your online applications to take full advantage of it.
    If you plan to build an online application for your organization and you want to adapt it to the mobile world, you have to make the right choices for the Web libraries it is going to use, and Sencha touch is the right choice for you.
    Sencha Touch is a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, built for enabling world-class user experiences, enables developers to build powerful apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more.
    For best using this library, I recommend you to read the last book from 'Packt Publising': 'Sencha Touch 2 Mobile JavaScript Framework' (
    This book will teach you to develop web applications that look and feel native on each of the mobile devices using simple examples, design and control the look of your application using a variety of simple style settings and themes, and make your application respond to the user's touch with events like tap, double tap, swipe, tap and hold, pinch, and rotate.
    The first part of the book provides an overview of Sencha Touch and a walk-through of the basics of the library and the basic elements of Sencha Touch common components, such as lists and panels. You will learn to style your user Interface and control the look of your entire application using SASS and Compass.
    The second part of the book will explain how to monitor and observe events, manipulate data using models and stores and synchronize your data with a database, creating charts and graphs using Sencha Touch Charts, and compiling your application for different platforms.
    Each subject is explained using extensive examples that you can use and adapt for your own purposes, using best practices for structuring your application and its files.
    Once you will complete the book you will be able creates a complex applications to address correctly the problems you encounter when developing your applications and web sites for the mobile world.

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