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Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile


By the time you've completed the 10 projects in this book, you'll be a dab hand at using jQuery Mobile to create apps for smartphones and tablets. Turn your basic web development knowledge into pure gold.


  • Write less, do more: learn to apply the jQuery motto to quickly craft creative sites that work on any smartphone and even not-so-smart phones
  • Learn to leverage HTML5 audio and video, geolocation, Twitter, Flickr, blogs, Reddit, Google maps, content management system, and much more.
  • All examples are either in use in the real world or were used as examples to win business across several industries.

In Detail

jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized web framework (also known as a JavaScript library or a mobile framework) currently being developed by the jQuery project team. The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market. The jQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as PhoneGap, Worklight, and more.

Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile reflects the author’s years of experience and exposes every hidden secret which will ease your mobile app development. With just a smattering of design and user experience thrown in, going through this book will allow you to confidently say, “yes, I can do that.”.

We’ll start out with effective mobile prototyping and then move directly to the core of what every one of your mobile sites will need. Then, we’ll move on to the fancy stuff.

After creating some basic business templates and a universal JavaScript, we will move into the more interesting side of mobile development but we always try to keep an eye on progressive enhancement. jQuery Mobile is all about reaching everyone. So is this book.

"Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile" will take your basic mobile knowledge and help you make versatile, unique sites quickly and easily.

What you will learn from this book

  • Learn the art of prototyping jQuery Mobile as both design and sales tactics
  • Get tips on making jQuery Mobile implementations look more unique
  • Integrate with Google’s Analytics, Maps, and Feeds APIs
  • Leverage HTML5 video and audio including a jQuery Mobile player interface
  • Leverage client-side templating to render API results from Twitter, Reddit, Flickr, and more
  • Check and monitor the user’s position with Geolocation
  • Auto validate your mobile forms with jQuery Validate on both page-by-page and multi-page views
  • Use jQuery Mobile to create a full responsive web design for photographers using Photoswipe


With ample coded examples and screenshots, the book consists of 10 different projects that will help you master jQuery Mobile.

Who this book is written for

"Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile" assumes a base level knowledge of web development. If you’ve used jQuery Mobile before, you’re gold. Otherwise, you can pick it up along the way..

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