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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.