The company is melding and enhancing two of its dev tools into one package designed to extend Web apps from the desktop to various mobile devices including tablets and smartphones, complete with touch-screen capabilities.
In addition to smartphone support, the combined package will support both Model-View-Controller (MVC) and Model View-ViewModel (MVVM) architectural patterns, providing two-way data binding and a unified code base for data packaging, events, gestures, dynamic loading, utility classes and other functionalities.
Sencha provides an extensive library of UI and other components for accessing native functionality and can leverage its Sencha CMD lifecycle management tool to package apps in native formats for inclusion on app stores such as Google Play for Android and the Apple store for iOS apps.
"A recurring problem in the enterprise world is developing and maintaining engaging applications across multiple platforms at reasonable cost," the company quoted IDC analyst Al Hilwa as saying. "As the number of different devices proliferate in the workplace, enterprises are gravitating towards application platforms that allow them to create, deploy and manage applications across multiple browsers, OSes and devices."
The Redwood City, Calif.-based Sencha said Ext JS 6.0 will be available in June. One-year license prices for Ext JS 5.0 start at $3,225 for up to five developers and $12,495 for up to 20 developers.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.