Recently saw 2 developments on web mobile frameworks that really got my attention.
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 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.
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thanks for this post, I use both of these frameworks but I like sencha much more.
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 🙂
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.
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