01-30-2013 01:00 AM
Hi , I developed so many apps for BB7 and earlier OS, Now I nees to develop a App for BB10 as well as for plabook also, can you please suggest me which development is better HTML5 web works or Sencha.
help me out which one is best for future reffernce also.. thanks in advance
01-30-2013 08:58 AM
01-30-2013 12:46 PM
I'm actually using both. It really comes down to what you want your app to do. Sench Touch give you a lot of nice widgets to use out of the box and you have to integrate some webworks in the application if you want to interact with BB specific servies (Push, BBM, IN app payement etc).
I think the best tactic is to write a base application in Sencha touch then use their platorm specific builds for customizing to a BB look and feel as well and integrating BB services.
Another thing to consider including cordova/phonegap. It simplifies the build process for each platform and give you an out if you need to hit device specific services that aren't available/useful in the js layer. While not as necessary in BB10 is will be usefui if you ever port to another platform.
02-08-2013 10:01 AM
It's not WebWorks vs Sencha. You have to use WebWorks no matter which libraries/framework you're using to build your apps.
You can then decide on whether you have the skills to build an app from scratch or if you need some basic building blocks in order to get started quicker.
Bear in mind that a Framework like Sencha does everything for you (architecture, events, UI, etc.), so if you ever want to switch, you'll have to rewrite a lot of code. The advantage is that their solution is cross-platform, so you can sell your apps on other platforms as well, especially if, as mentioned earlier, you package your app with Cordova. WebWorks is moving in that direction anyway, so it might be a good idea to build your structure accordingly.