DHTMLX Library for Mobile and Touch Devices

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DHTMLX Touch support and development was discontinued when all DHTMLX components became adaptive.

We have finally decided on how the DHTMLX Touch library will look on mobile and touchscreen devices. Look at the screenshots, and see how you like it. If you do – and we really like what we see – then be ready for it in December 2010! ;-)

What we are eager to offer you is a component library with a touch-enabled interface familiar to most users of iOS, Android, etc., which will look appealing on other kind of devices as well. We will use our experience and best practices from web apps development together with modern technologies to bring you a nice-looking and easy-to-use (right from the first steps) JavaScript framework for building web applications oriented to touchscreen devices, big and small. And not just touchscreen…



And here is how the application interface built with the DHTMLX mobile library will look on smaller phone screens:


And… you still will be able to define the color scheme for your applications. Tired of blue and gray? Make it… orange, or something!


Please leave your comments and suggestions. We welcome your ideas and might incorporate them, since the development is still in progress. The first version you can play with will be available in December 2010.


  1. Mike Amundsen October 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Looks very promising.

    Is this a separate library from the standard DHTMLX components? or just new “skins” for the existing components?

    • ivan October 22, 2010 at 11:39 am

      On the first stages it will be a separate library, but we have plans to offer a combination of both in the future.

  2. Mike Sheldon October 22, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Very cool! Just what we were looking for. Can’t wait.

  3. Paul October 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Exactly what I’ve been waiting for!

  4. Massimo October 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Compliments, very nice,

    It is possible to be of the beta tester? We leave this month iPad progect and since we use already DHTML would be important to still use it:)


    • Mike Bremberg October 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      Yes, we’ll post a notification about beta release here in blog, so everyone who is interested will be able to participate.

  5. 2Fast4UeXtrem October 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    This is really awesome!
    I like it without feeling it yet :-)

    Looking forward to December…

  6. Bryn Kaufman October 28, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Looks awesome. I hope I can update my mobile site using it.

  7. Dan Morris November 8, 2010 at 5:57 am

    love it. Put me on the beta list if you have one.

  8. Paul C November 9, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Looking to integrate it with iPhone/iPad based pages. Will the library give access to the geolocation of an iPhone?

    • ivan November 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

      The library will consist of visual ui components that will run in browser. If Safari supports getting geo location, then it will be possible with dhtmlx library as well.

  9. Houssam Hamdan November 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    How to play with the alpha release ?

    • ivan November 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      The alpha release will be available in December. We will post about it here in blog.

  10. Houssam Hamdan November 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Is it going to be html5 dependant ?
    I hope you are considering the large amount of Symbian S60 Nokia devices currently in use.

    • ivan November 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      Yes, the library will be HTML5 dependent, it will work in modern browsers which support HTML5: Chrome, Safari, Opera.
      It will be also compatible with IE9 and FF4, but will work without animation and/or with static backgrounds.

  11. Chris Hart November 12, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Will dhtmlxScheduler be supported as part of the December release?

    • ivan November 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      No, not this time. We plan to release mobile version for dhtmlxScheduler in February.

  12. Pedro Romero November 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Guys, congratulations for such a good work. I’m really impressed with the first tests our team is doing with the library, and have it for touch and/or mobile devices is definitively a very good idea. We are going to be your customers very soon!!!!

    • ivan November 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks for your kind words. We will be happy to see you as our customers :)

  13. BJ November 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Is the Beta already available? And if so where can I download it from?

    • ivan November 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      The first release is planned on December 2010, so please wait till the next month to try it.

  14. Bohoussou November 27, 2010 at 2:43 am

    it’s great I’m hurry to see it

  15. ikhsan December 3, 2010 at 5:27 am

    entering the December, impatient waiting for this…. :D

  16. Dave December 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Looks very nice. Have been using DHTMLXgrid for some time, and have recently been developing for iPad with Sencha Touch — ST is VERY hard to learn though, so I’m looking forward to your entry into this space.

  17. Mike Sheldon December 4, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Agreed. Sencha Touch is nice, but not the easiest concept to grasp right away. Sooner we can get our hands on this the better, we can’t wait.

  18. Bitsplitter December 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Will it be possible to set the input type for numerical columns to instruct the iphone/ipad keyboard to default to the numerical state?

    • ivan December 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      Form elements will have the ability to set HTML5 element types, such as “url, email, number” – so mobile|ipad browser will show more appropriate on-screen keyboard.

  19. Dennis December 6, 2010 at 8:20 am

    When is it going to be available? Can’t wait to play around with it :)

  20. nothing December 7, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    this project still running?

    • ivan December 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      Yes, the alpha has been just released :)

  21. Urban December 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I love it, Great work

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  23. Cesare January 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Wondering about customization is it possible to easily change assets/colors?

    • ivan March 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      All colors are defined in the css. So, you may easily change them. You may also set items template and define how an item will look.
      UI designer tool also allows you to choose a skin color from the predefined list.

  24. Dietlind January 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Sounds great. Downloaded it to try. In the link above is still v0.4. Found v.0.5 somewhere else now ;-)

  25. Felipe January 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    are you planning to include the treegrid component for future versions?

  26. vane February 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Hello guys, i want to know if this framework is easier to learn…because i have to design a web aplication for differents platforms..(android, iOs, etc). I already see other frameworks like phonegap, titanium or sencha but i’m not sure. (sorry if my english is not good xD…)

    • ivan March 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      I would say it’s rather easy to learn. You can check the Quick Start to get started with the Touch library.

  27. Obaid March 17, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Wondering about customization is it possible to easily change assets/colors??

    • ivan March 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Yes, all colors are defined in the css, so you can easily change them.
      UI designer tool also allows you to choose a skin color from the list of predefined colors.

  28. Jesus October 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    On iPad ios 5.0 textfields are not working.

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