Sencha Touch

  • September 11, 2016

Sencha Touch is a app and web development interface built for JavaScript libraries. Where many other systems are built for web and apps both, Sencha Touch is built for mobile apps first.

It is mainly used by web developers to create user interfaces for the development of applications for mobiles, which resemble local applications on supported mobile gadgets. Sencha touch is entirely based on web principles like JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5. Its aim is to help developers create HTML5 mobile applications based effortlessly and swiftly, which work on Windows, iOS and Android devices.

History of Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch is a product of Sencha which was created after a combination of trendy JavaScript projects such as Raphael, EXT JS, and jQTouch. On July 17th, 2010, version 0.90 of Sencha Touch was issued as the first, and it was made accessible. This version supported gadgets operating iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) and Android. Consequently, in November 2010, version 1.0 was released; this was the first stable version. June 2015, Sencha Touch version 2.4.2 was released, it is designed to operate on browsers such as Google Chrome, Tizen, Bada Mobile, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone 8, Mobile Safari, BlackBerry 10 and Windows 8 IE10.

Features of Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch has graphical user interface set, a GIU-based mechanism which its use is a mobile web application, which is optimized for touch key- in. Features include:
• Date pickers
• Momentum-scrolling mechanism
• Index bars
• Menu
• Bottom toolbars
• Text fields
• Themes and effect buttons
• Icon set
• Movable tabs
• Map components
• Multi-touch gestures like zoom and pinch
• Combo-boxes
• Address
• Sliders and Selectors

Additionally, Sencha Touch has eight in-built change effects like slide beneath and over the current constituent, cube, pop and flip which supports ordinary touch gestures.

Intel XDK

  • September 11, 2016

Intel XDK is a free modern development system which developers utilize to create, analyze, design and organize hybrid and html5 apps within a variety form factor systems and app stores.

The system supports Mac, windows and Linux and it includes a sign up option where you need to sign up to enjoy all features of the software. It allows users to easily create and develop projects online.


Main Features Of Intel XDK 

1. It has app preview features

2. Has a debugging, editing and emulating devices

3. Works best on Linux, windows and Apple OS

4. It doesn’t require downloading and installation


Intel XDK Integrated Tools 

1. Includes a remote debugging option for Apache installed devices

2. Apache Ripple which includes device debugger and emulator

3. Has Apache Cordova


Intel XDK Integrated Web Technologies

1. Intel XDK runs properly on Linux, Windows and Os

2. It doesn’t depend on java or browsers

3. Supports JavaScript, HTML and JavaScript



It is now easier than before to build hybrid applications as Intel XDK has made this possible. You don’t need to be an expert for you to easily and efficiently create your own mobile application. Consider using this software today and improve your experience in your next app creation project.

Onsen UI

  • September 11, 2016

Onsen UI is acustom-elements based HTML5 framework designed to deliver remarkable user experience for hybrid apps. It is built around the Topcoat, AngularJS, and HammerJS. Latest changes make it possible to work with jQuery.

Onsen UI helps developing web and hybrid apps for both iOS and Android using Javascript. While coming up with hybrid apps, you can use Onsen UI in conjunction with Monaca IDE and PhoneGap command line/Cordova. This framework is fully documented thus easy to use.

Onsen UI main features include

  • Open and Free Source. Its design offers quality user experience and user interface for the hybrid and mobile apps.
  • Framework agnostic. This feature means that Onsen UI is fit for use with any other front-end framework.
  • Built-in Theme Roller. Users can make their templates.
  • Multi-screen Support.
  • Font Awesome support.

Onsen UI framework is the perfect solution for developing various apps such as hybrid apps because it is easy to use and has excellent results. Also, it never locks you due to its fully open source. It offers the option of deploying your applications (apps) to the server to utilize as a tool for building a high-performance website.

Since it is based on Topcoat framework, it provides a native-like appearance and looks. On the other hand, its sturdy architecture structure for mobile apps offers powerful features. In case you are disappointed with lacking of native-like performance, then you should go for Onsen UI.


  • September 11, 2016

Cordova is an open source mobile app development framework that enables users to utilize the standard web inventions and technology. These technologies include the HTML5, JavaScript as well as CSS3 for cross-platform making.

Apps normally executed within wrappers that are aimed to each platform. They also rely on API bindings to get access to the device’s functionalities such as network status, data as well as sensors.

Cordova can be used by a web developer who wishes to deploy a web application that is set for distribution in different app stores. Also, Cordova apache can be used by those web developers who wishes to extend and app transversely on more than one platforms; the developer does not need to re-implement the app with each platforms tools or language.

The Cordova architecture consists of WebView, WebApp as well as Plugins. Cordova offers two ways in which you can make a mobile app. One is the Cross Platform Workflow (CLI); this path is used in case you want your app to run in as many OS as possible. The second one is the Platform Centered Workflow that focuses on building an application in use on a single platform.

Cordova is installed basically on the above two main paths. It is recommended that when starting out, you should use the cross-platform workflow to create apps.


  • September 3, 2016

One of the factors to consider in mobile app frameworks is speed. The ionic framework is built and designed to perform greatly on the modern mobile phone devices since it has a high speed that most mobile users seek.

It is tailor made with web best application practices for instance it has an efficient DOM rendering; it is fairly easy to use. The ionic offers a library mobile with the following merits: works with predefined components, it also offers optimized HTML, gestures and tools.

It further offers a command- line interface that offers features like live reload, emulators, hardware accelerated transitions, and touch optimized gestures. Ionic has a unique style that is ready made mobile components, typography, and gorgeous yet extensive base themes that adapts to each platform.

The Ionic framework is based on Angular java script MVVM (model view viewmodel).The ionic combines perfectly with Angular java script giving a perfect match of a brand for mobile phones.