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jQuery Mobile...the new project!

11 April 2013

Continuing our look at mobile web app development, this week we are interested in jQuery Mobile. Version 1.3.0 of this software was released on 20th February this year, but how can it help you and your company’s mobile development projects?

jQuery Mobile is an HTML5-based user interface system for building apps on all the popular mobile platforms like: iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android. Much like the Nitobi PhoneGap system, jQuery enables the user to develop apps that will work across all operating systems rather than designing apps specific to each. While this does provide a great level of ease for developing mobile apps and getting them available to a wider audience, it has the same drawbacks as PhoneGap in that the apps are not optimised for any particular platform. As some might say, a jack of all trades but a master of none.

The mobile app development tool is just one part of the jQuery foundation which is a not-for-profit organisation focused on developing software to help web and mobile developers all over the world. With that in mind, just like PhoneGap, jQuery Mobile is free and is therefore an excellent tool for all businesses, large or small and should be considered by any company for any mobile development project.

jQuery Mobile prides itself on being incredibly simple to use and has a “write less, do more” mantra (the write less is in reference to code writing). However, if you want to create an app with jQuery that gets a 5-star rating on the app store, it is important to be fluent in the use of the software and the code that goes along with it.

So, if you are looking into the possibility of starting a new mobile development project, give one of our jQuery courses a try. If you would like to use jQuery but don’t know where to start, take a look at our Total Training Solutions course list for our mobile development courses. Call today on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via the website.

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