Sencha Touch: The End of Native
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Currently, Sencha Touch wraps a Sencha app with Phone-gap and usually about two-thirds of a non-game app doesn't need special device access. Camera access isn't available yet, but the framework is still in beta and more access will be added soon.
The framework lets you add custom events like tap, double tap, swipe, tap and hold, pinch, and rotate. Tabs, carousels, and list are just some of the built in components for the UI layouts. There is a wide variety of data sources including Ajax, JSONp, or YQL. There is also quick and easy theme building with Sencha's SASS technology.
The initial beta is licensed under FLOSS and GPLv3. A commercial trial license will eventually be added. There are also Free and Open Source exceptions in their GPLv3 license, so you won't trigger the GPL'ing of your project (with an OSI approved license) if you include Sencha Touch in it.
Check out the demos of apps that you can make with Sencha Touch.