HTML5 Mobile App Frameworks – 37signals and Sencha Touch

There is nothing like Rails for mobile web app development, so 37signals are creating a web app MVC framework specifically designed for mobile phone web apps. The code will be comprised of local JavaScript, with the network just being used for data. The apps will work offline, when live data transfer isn’t required.

I don’t know why more people didn’t pick this news up by when it was covered back in early November (of course, John Gruber did) but 37signals sounds like they are cooking up something amazing for building HTML5 mobile apps. If you need this type of solution more immediately, be sure to check out Sencha Touch, which recently was made free.