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Web Development Recipes, 2nd Edition by Chris Johnson, Mike Weber, Chris Warren, Brian P. Hogan

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Recipe 26Creating Interfaces with jQuery Mobile

Problem

Developing native applications for mobile devices isn’t a simple task, and the programming knowledge required, and in some cases license fees, can create a barrier to entry. Android and iOS application development is typically done with Java and Swift, respectively. These are languages that many web developers don’t have experience using.

Our catalog needs a mobile-friendly version. Native applications for the iOS and Android platforms would be ideal, but we don’t have the time, resources, or knowledge to build them.

Ingredients

  • jQuery

  • jQuery Mobile[63]

  • QEDServer (for our test server)[64]

Solution

To solve this problem, we can bring together the benefits of both web applications and native ...

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