Sencha Touch or Jquery Mobile

over 10 years ago from , Product designer @ Microsoft

Hi all, I think to put myself into some web app for smartphone. I ask to the DN community which one of these frameworks is better to make impressive web-app.

I know i can't achieve the same effect as a native app can have, but i want something with fast and smooth animation and not too heavy to load!


  • Max SchultzMax Schultz, over 10 years ago

    I'll just leave this here....


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  • Thomas CharbitThomas Charbit, over 10 years ago

    First note that jQuery Mobile is only a UI framework for mobile, it does not help creating your application logic. Sencha Touch is both a UI and application framework that provides a MVC architecture. IT helps you organize your code in the same way as Backbone.js

    I personally prefer Sencha as it is a more complete and professional tool for creating web app, but if the logic of your app is quite simple jQuery Mobile mlght be easier and quicker to use.

    I also heard a lot that Sencha is quite slow on Android, so it also depends on the OS your app is targeted for. This tutorial here really helped me understand what Sencha really is, even if it was meant for Phonegap : http://www.sencha.com/learn/a-sencha-touch-mvc-application-with-phonegap/

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  • Joe TurnerJoe Turner, over 10 years ago

    Sencha is better, it just depends who's coding. I found Sencha a little harder to get used to but if you give it the time... It's awesome.

    jQuery mobile is OK, I have had compatibility issues with a few little things like sliders and carousels, maybe that's just me.

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