Update on mobile web frameworks

by Cedric Dugas on September 22, 2011

Recently saw 2 developments on web mobile frameworks that really got my attention.

jQuery Mobile

First, jQuery mobile just entered Beta3. Lots of bugfixes but also one cool thing that has been baking for a while, real fixed footers and headers are available in the framework. Before that, jQuery fixed stuff was just a gimmick with the fixed bars disappearing when scrolling, now you got the real deal, well sort of. It’s unfortunately only available for ios5, meaning not a big lot of people will see it.

Android does not really support fixed positioning yet, it however supports overflow:scrolltouch. But it seems the jQ teams decided to only implement position:fixed for everybody. There is a nice video of the feature here.

Sencha Touch

Sencha kind of went off the radar for sometimes now, but they just announced something really hot. Sencha Touch version 2 will include a native packaging that will automatically transform your web apps into native apps on android and ios, on osx and windows.

Now I don’t know if they really went there and added ios app native packaging on Windows, but that would be legend… wait for it… wait for it… legendary! More information here.



3 comments

Hello,

thanks for this post, I use both of these frameworks but I like sencha much more.

Greatings

by debugg3r on December 7, 2011 at 3:38 am. Reply #

Hi Cedric, how i can send you slovak translation (jquery.validationEngine-sk) for your jQuery.validationEngine ?
p.s.: vrong place, but i dont know your email adress :)

by modo on December 19, 2011 at 5:44 am. Reply #

Hey Cedric

Just finishing my first mobile site using Jquery mobile. It is a great framework for quickly developing a mobile website. Use it as a skeleton for design and just add your own functionality.

by John Mulligan on January 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm. Reply #

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