Design, Develop, and Manage Enterprise Web Apps

Made for

Enterprises looking for a solution to rapidly design, develop, and manage cross-platform web applications.

Not for

Users looking for a simple app development solution or an app with close to native functionality.

 
Free version
 
$2000 - $10,000+/year
Pricing details
Example customers

Cisco

KPMG

Intel

Features

App Platforms

  • Web Based Applications

Development Tools

The Sencha platform offers powerful JavaScript and Java frameworks to help developers do their best work. We can help teams: Build better applications faster with an enterprise-ready framework. Improve development efficiency by automatically handling critical issues such as rendering and cross-browser testing.

App Management

We provide an open platform that integrates into your current IT environment. It integrates with backend systems such as SAP and integration with Single Sign on, LDAP and more. The Platform can be adopted in a modular fashion.

Deployment

The Sencha Platform is backed by expert support and services that round out the solution. Our dedicated team of engineers and consultants provides deep technical training, customized implementation, technical support, and professional services.

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free version
 
$2000 - $10,000+/year
 
Annual subscription

Reviews

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Online Review
Nov 12 2015

Sencha Good for Users with Strong Knowledge of CSS

3.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Information Technology and Services
 
51-200 Employees
 
India
Cross Platform Developer, Cabot Technology Solutions
Cethal Mary Tony
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The user of Sencha is a cross-platform developer at Cabot Technology Solutions. This user was looking for a tool to develop applications quickly and with minimal bugs in code. The tool would need to support be able to deliver application. This team of developers chose Sencha due to largely to its platform's support of Blackberry devices. This user only recommends Sencha to users have a strong understanding of CSS and HTML.

Can you provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I am an iOS and cross-platform developer at Cabot Technology Solutions.

How does your company use this solution?

We use Sencha for web application development and also as back-end solution for mobile applications.

What was your company hoping to accomplish through the use of this solution?

We were looking for a solution that would give us faster development, but also less buggy code.

Within your company, how many users actively use this solution?

There are three of us at Cabot Tech Solutions that are familiar with Sencha.

Was your company considering other solutions? Why this solution?

Yes, but when we were starting a specific project, Sencha Touch was more popular and powerful. The client also needed a Blackberry app, and the Sencha platform supported Blackberry.

Are you familiar with the payment plan your company subscribes to in order to this solution?

We use Sencha's free version.

Have you had to interact with the support team or reference their support resources?

Yes. We often reference their community forums in we need help.

Can you share any success stories, metrics, or overall results of your company's use of this solution?

We have developed about 10 apps using Sencha Touch, including both Android and iOS. The UI [user interface] development was fast and we were able to deliver all of the apps on time.

Are there any solutions features or tools that really stand out?  

One of the client requirement was to reuse his code base for multiple apps. We were able to do this with Sencha with very little effort.

Are there any features or aspects of the solution upon which could be improved?

We noticed design issues across multiple devices and different operating systems. Sencha could improve the support for older versions.

What recommendations or suggestions do you have for other users considering this solution?

You should have a strong understanding on CSS and HTML. Developers should also become familiar with WebKit as it is helpful to resolve cross-platform development issues.

OVERVIEW

We ask that you to rate the solution on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the solution for functionality?

Four.

What would you give the solution for ease of use?

Four.

For support, as in responsiveness of their team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Four and a half.

For overall satisfaction with the solution?

Three and a half.

How likely are you to recommend the solution to a colleague or similar business?

Three and a half.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.5 Support
  • 3.5 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Sep 14 2015

App Development Agency's Implementation of Sencha

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
3.5
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Information Technology and Services
 
11-50 Employees
 
Uruguay
Technical Lead, Bix Labs
Alfredo Levy
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The client is Bix Labs, a Latin America-based mobile application development agency. Bix Labs primarily focuses on cross-platform application development and is always in search of the best tools to speed up the development process. Bix Labs uses Sencha as one of their primary development tools alongside Ionic and Parse. Bix Labs recommends Sencha as a tool that is easy to learn for new developers, but cites that it can become a complicated tool to implement if project requirements become complex.

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

We are a small team of developers from Latin America with a team of 16 people. We make up Bix Labs. We focus primarily on providing mobile application development to startups. Most of our development is done using hybrid technologies like Sencha, Parse, and Ionic. We also do software development and some native development.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this platform?

One of the challenges that we have had has been a time constraint. We had a project requirement where we needed to develop the user experience interface very fast. We needed to develop fast, but good as well. The user interface needed to be very responsive and compatible to run on multiple devices.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

We use Sencha alongside other development platforms to develop applications across multiple platforms quickly.

Was your company considering other platforms?

We are very familiar with and really like web technologies. This is one of the main reasons we use Sencha. We lobe to work with JavaScript, HTML and CSS [cascading style sheets], which adds to Sencha being a good fit for our needs. Sencha is a much easier technology to learn than some of the other development platforms. We tried other tools that didn't work as well. We tried Kendo UI from Telerik and jQuery Mobile. After trying those other platforms, we preferred Sencha.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?  

One thing that sticks out is the overall platform structure of Sencha. It's very easy to learn. Our newest developers can learn the Sencha structure easily. For the time that it takes to develop an application, Sencha's performance of Sencha is great. One other feature we like is the architecture of the app builder, because we are able to prototype the interface faster, and the app builder is an easy tool to use.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software upon which you feel could be added or improved?

When you have to go beyond some of the basic components that Sencha provides, development can become a bit difficult. At that point, it becomes tricky to learn how to extend it in the right way.

Have you had to interact with the platform's support team or reference their support resources?

We used the community support.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Four because the tool does work.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Three and a half. If you are using the built-in elements, it's very easy to use, but the more complex elements are a bit more difficult to use. At the beginning, it's very easy. When you want to do more complex, things get more difficult.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Five. It is a very responsive community. You usually get a very quick reply to your question. When trying to do more complex things, the documentation becomes less complete.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Four.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five. We usually do recommend Sencha, but it always depends on the requirements of that project. If the requirements match, then I would say five.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 3.5 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer