Sencha Touch Web Framework with BlackBerry Support Launched


At BlackBerry® DEVCON 2010, we were honored to have the CEO of Sencha, Abe Elias, join us on stage during the keynote to showcase their new CSS3 tool: Sencha Animator. As part of our work with the great folks at Sencha, they pledged to bring the Sencha Touch Mobile JavaScript Framework to the BlackBerry platform.

I am very pleased to announce today that Sencha has released an update to their Sencha Touch Mobile JavaScript Framework that brings support for the BlackBerry® 6 operating system. For those unfamiliar with Sencha Touch Mobile JavaScript Framework, it is an impressive web framework based entirely on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript® that is designed to bring an incredibly powerful set of components to help create web apps that look and feel like native applications. The Sencha Touch Mobile JavaScript Framework 1.1 release today not only brings support for BlackBerry 6-enabled touch devices such as the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone, but it also supports the upcoming BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.

To get started, developers should download the framework, and then check out the Sencha Touch Learning Center, where they will find code samples, videos and tutorials. To get an idea of what is possible using the framework, there are a variety of demo applications showcasing the breadth and power of the platform.

To help encourage our developer community to adopt the Sencha Touch web framework, I am pleased to offer a free BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone to the first ten developers that submit an application to BlackBerry App World™ storefront using the new framework for either the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone or the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Restrictions apply. See the Terms and Conditions for complete offer details.

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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    developers of sencha framework please contact me.

    • Ram Dars


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  • Anonymous

    You do not need to do anything different with your submission. We will be able to determine that your app is using the Sencha Touch framework and can reward the free device based on that.

    • J. Rab

      Thanks for the quick and clear reply mike!

  • Anonymous

    You are only eligible for one device so you will be in the difficult position of choosing between a Torch and a PlayBook. :)

  • Anonymous

    You are only eligible for one device so you will be in the difficult position of choosing between a Torch and a PlayBook. :)

    • Anonymous

      Ok. If I already get the free Playbook and now I uploaded Sencha Touch application for Playbook I will be eligible for free Torch offer?

  • SS

    It doesn’t work on Torch simulator. It works on real iPhone4 but not in native look.

  • Wonderfu

    amazing,excellent,awesome,extremely wonderful framwork

  • Cho

    any news regarding when the competition winners getting their email? The competition deadline is over and yet there’s no news saying the competition is closed..

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