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Creating a web app for the Mobile Phone using Mobile jQuery

Posted by Jon on May 22, 2013 in development, mobile, tools, Uncategorized |

We wanted our service to work well on any device. With most of us accessing the web with our mobile phones. We wanted to find a simple solution to achieve our goal. We knew there where affective frameworks out there and decided that jQuery mobile would fulfill are requirements.
jQuery is an open source project that has transformed the internet, it is a JavaScript library which as their tag line goes ‘do more, write less ‘ . The library is widely used on a lot of websites. For more about jQuery go to their website.
You can get started with mobile jQuery very quickly all you need to do is add the JavaScript files to your website. This gives flexibility and lot of functionality as a framework to build your web app or site. Being very small and stable it is not surprising many large companies have used this for their apps.
You don’t need to have a background in design because jQuery mobile more than makes up for this with theme roller. It helps you design the look of your mobile website without getting your hands dirty with CSS. The documentation that comes with the download is quite extensive and will get anyone with little experience with HTML and CSS building a good-looking, functional app.
If you rather have a step by step guide I’d recommend the book ‘Creating mobile app with jQuery mobile’ by Shane Gliser available through Packt  (http://www.packtpub.com/creating-mobile-apps-with-jquery/book). The book takes you through step by step into how develop a mobile app. Giving useful tips along the way and examples to help you get to grips with mobile jQuery.
Shane Gliser has years of experience in development and it shows in his book. If your even just planning to build a mobile optimized website to compliment your existing. He gives useful advice and tips in how to get the best out of the framework. With PHP templates and a breakdown explaining the HTML , CSS and JavaScript you will easy understand what does what and how to change the code to fit your needs. We enjoyed reading this book and found the code examples informative. Wish this book was released a year ago as it would have given us a head start.
With more using their mobile devices to use the internet. The opportunity that mobile jQuery gives to help you leverage more for the internet shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is great to see a well written and informative book to giving experienced and novice developers a helping hand. With books on mobile jQuery like ‘creating mobile app with jQuery mobile’ the future is bright for the mobile user.

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