Chapter 1. Let's Begin with Sencha Touch

With the growing popularity of mobile devices, cell phones, and tablet computers, consumers have quickly moved on to embrace touch-based operating systems and applications. This popularity has given developers a wide variety of platforms to choose from: Apple's iOS (including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad), Google's Android, Windows 7 Mobile, and many more. Unfortunately, this rich variety of platforms brings with it an equally rich variety of programming languages to choose from. Picking any single language often locks you into using a specific platform or device.

Sencha Touch removes this obstacle by providing a framework based on JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS. These standards have gained strong support ...

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