Sencha , formerly known as "Ext JS", has announced the beta release of Sencha Touch, an HTML5-based mobile application framework. Sencha Touch gives mobile application developers access to HTML5 technologies that can be deployed to both Apple and Android devices, while giving users applications that look and feels like native applications, with no need to download application updates.
"HTML5 technologies are here, they're being adopted very quickly, and by the end of the year they'll be running on every mobile device that matters," said Sencha's Abe Elias. "As server and client frameworks continue to fragment, the mobile device industry has consolidated on the HTML5-capable Webkit browser as its default platform."
Currently in beta, the product will be generally available in July. Sencha Touch will be available under both GPLv3 and commercial license options, and licensed per developer seat.