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Sencha developers say they worked on the app in their spare time to prove that HTML5 can work as well as, if not better than, native apps. Fastbook is available from the company's website, but Sencha says it's not meant to be a replacement for the Facebook native apps. "It's a technology demo that shows what developers can do with HTML5 if they take the right approach, and use the right frameworks and tools," Sencha's blog post reads. The company was founded in 2008 and has been backed by Sequoia Capital, among other venture capital firms.
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