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JQuery Mobile 1.0 Released, Gets Mixed Reaction

| by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on Nov 21, 2011. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

JQuery Mobile 1.0 has been released and is available for download. The framework built on JQuery and JQuery UI supports all major mobile, tablet, e-reader and even desktop platforms. Using tools like PhoneGap, you can even transform JQuery Mobile code into hybrid or native apps that can be distributed through all popular app stores.

Following are some of the features of JQuery Mobile -

  • Touch-Optimized layouts and UI widgets, which auto-adapt to different devices
  • Themable designs
  • Cross Platform and cross-device – supports iOS, Android, Blackberry, Bada, Windows Phone, webOS, symbian and Meego
  • Progressive enhancement, that lets applications built on the framework degrade gracefully on lesser capable devices

JQuery Mobile 1.0 works on top of JQuery 1.6.4 – the latest JQuery release (1.7) has some breaking changes, and will be supported in JQuery Mobile 1.1 release.

The release has seen a mixed reactionSencha Touch is a popular alternative, and there is a divided opinion about which framework is better. JQuery mobile has wider device support, but Sencha seems to be more performant on the platforms it does support. You can check out both demos on mobile devices and decide for yourselves.

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What about Dojo Mobile by Roland Barcia

Dojo Mobile is at its second GA release with really good performance. tinyurl.com/dojoms

Re: What about Dojo Mobile by Roopesh Shenoy

Yes this does look good too - demo link here for readers - tinyurl.com/7b4kgbr and what Ronald shared.

Re: What about Dojo Mobile by Roopesh Shenoy

Yes that looks good too.

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