mobile web apps. It's not just a set of UI widgets, but a complete framework that
allows you to create eye-catching, robust web applications that run on iOS, Android,
and other mobile platforms.
DHTMLX Touch framework offers intuitive object inheritance. You can define an object
with properties, some of which are objects or arrays of objects, and some are simple
strings or numbers. This way you can pass data into components or nest components one
DHTMLX Touch provides an elegant and simple solution to extend and customize the existing
functionality of the library and to add new UI components. You can combine the existing
component and functionality blocks with each other, or with custom code blocks, to create
new components, or extend the existing ones.
Data Storage on the Client Side
Global data storage is an advanced and useful feature that allows keeping relations
between data elements (e.g. list of employees and employee details form) on the client
This feature provides automatical update of data across UI elements without user intersection.
For example, user changes an employee name in the details form and gets this name updated in the
list of employees automatically.
Server side of DHTMLX Touch framework is based on dhtmlxConnectors (the same that
used for DHTMLX Ajax library). You can also write your own server-side code.
Communication between client and server is built on XML/JSON packages.
Visual Designer - an online tool that allows you to build mobile
web apps through a user-friendly, drag-and-drop interface. Since
v.1.2, you can save your design or share it by sending an URL.
Watch the demo video.
Skin Builder - a simple online tool that provides an easy way
to choose the skin for you app and customize the skin colors.
A set of predefined skins is included. Use online.
Touch UI Inspector - a free extension for Google Chrome
that provides a handy visual tool for monitoring the inner
The DHTMLX Touch framework is compatible with the main web browsers for mobile platforms
that support HTML5. Web applications built with DHTMLX Touch work on the iPad, iPhone,
Android, and Blackberry devices.
Some of the demos can be opened on desktop PCs in WebKit browsers (Safari, Chrome,
etc.) and Firefox 3.6+, Opera, IE8+, but there still can be some visual issues since
DHTMLX Touch is optimized for mobile devices.
Terms of Usage
The DHTMLX Touch library is distributed for FREE under both GNU GPL and
commercial Licenses. You can use it in your open source or commercial apps at no charge.
Components and Controls
DHTMLX Touch provides a set of top level UI components:
- List / Unitlist
It also includes multiple controls:
By using these components in a default or extended view, you can
build mobile web apps in a fast and efficient way.
We offer simplified scheme of CSS editing to customize the appearance of the
DHTMLX Touch components. You can completely change the interface built with the
DHTMLX Touch framework by modifying CSS.
DHTMLX Touch Inside HTML Page
By default, top DHTMLX Touch component is added to document.body, but you also
can put it within an HTML element as a container. It allows you to add elements
to the page which was already created by using pure HTML.
HTML Inside DHTMLX Touch
If you're building your app with DHTMLX Touch, but still want to add HTML
blocks in it, you can do it by using HTML element as a content of a template component.
Documentation and Samples
DHTMLX Touch comes with lots of technical samples with the source code to
help you study how the UI elements work. The documentation can be found here.
Since November 25, 2014, the development of dhtmlxTouch
is transferred to another vendor. Check the details here.