Video: iOS like UI with Qt Webkit 4.6 UI demo on the Nokia N8 With Sencha Touch
If I understand this correctly, Sencha Touch was built as a mobile framework for building rich applications for HTML5 enabled devices. i.e. WEBAPPS.
Reading their blog, their approach is very intereting. Also moving from button focused (which can clutter your screen) to intelligent gesture focused – with importance on animations to indicate to the user that information is being fetched that’s not currently available on screen (instead of dull blank loads that make you think the app has hung).
The video demo below is called KitchenSink – possibly because their demo has in terms of touch-events everything but the kitchen sink. You’ll note that it’s very iOS/iPhone like.
- Gestures (Carousel Swiping)
This isn’t everything their demo can do but just what the short video shows.
About Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch is a cross-platform library aimed at next generation, touch enabled, devices. Our initial beta is compatible with iOS and Android, which together represent over 90% of current US mobile traffic. Android developers can also make use of a special theme we’ve created just for Android. With the ever-rising number of Android devices and the widespread popularity of WebKit on mobile systems, we expect our supported device list to grow very rapidly.
As the core method of interaction in a touch-based app, robust touch events are vital to the framework’s architecture. On top of the standard events supported by the browser like touchstart and touchend, we have added a long list of custom events that can be used like tap, double tap, swipe, tap and hold, pinch, and rotate.
Just like our other frameworks, Sencha Touch comes with an incredibly powerful data package. Developers can easily request data from a wide variety of sources whether by Ajax, JSONp, or YQL, bind that data to specific visual components or templates, and then take that data offline with localStorage writers.