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Mobile App Development with jQuery

Posted on May 26, 2011 by Michael Rosario  |  Comments

This is just a personal experience making a mobile app with jQuery for the iPhone.  It’s unbelievably easy!  Well it’s easier said than done for most cases, but it’s a nice challenge for any web developer to take on.  Thanks to some cool jQuery plugins and frameworks available. 

I would like to thank the developers who created  It’s built by David Kaneda and maintained by Jonathan Stark and it’s currently in Beta 3.  It’s a neat jQuery plugin for mobile development for touch devices like the iphone, ipod touch, and android.  Their package contains useful tools like swipe detection, themes, access to native webkit animations, and so much more.  With this tool, you can make a pretty good mobile website.

To take it to the next step, a second ingredient to this recipe is  We are very grateful of this framework.  It basically allows developers to build a mobile application using web-standards – CSS, Javascript, HTML then from PhoneGap to multiple platforms like the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Symbian, and Palm.

Please note that this roadmap may be the easiest way to make a mobile application, it doesn’t mean it’s the best way smile



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