jQuery Mobile: Introduction

This entry is part 2 of 73 in the series jQuery Mobile

jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized Web Framework.

It is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.

If you have an Android phone or tablet and have like to play around with a jQuery Mobile App, you could download a Chinese Language learning app and play around with it to get a feel of what jQuery Mobile could do.

With jQuery mobile, designing the user interface becomes really easy.

jQuery Mobile: Mobile App Development

This entry is part 1 of 73 in the series jQuery Mobile

If you are new to app development, you might be surprised to learn that it is possible to develop touch based app using HTML5.

Apps developed using HTML5 are the so called non-native app as it actually depends on webview to display the web pages.

Webview is part of the Android or iOS class activity. All that webview does is actually to display a web page.

For an app to access the native tools such as camera or GPS built inside a phone or tablet, most people would rely on phonegap, a framework that allow developers to wrap the app for running in Android or iPhone.

So in a way, you could say Javascript + HTML5 + phonegap = Mobile Apps.