Open source mobile rewrite delivers identical user experience across iOS and Android devices
SAN FRANCISCO – MobilityWire® – March 12, 2012
The jqMobi HTML5 mobile framework includes three functional libraries:
- jqMobi – a blazingly fast query selector library with jQuery-compatible syntax
- jqUI – a touch-based user interface library for WebKit browsers that handles headers, footers, transitions, scrolling lists, transitions, forms, carousels and Android bug fixes
- jqPlugins – a jQuery-compatible plugin manager for WebKit browsers
The 1.0 release of jqMobi includes numerous improvements, bug fixes and tablet enhancements that have been contributed by the open source community. At its original launch in January, jqMobi had only 30 API functions and basic event support. The 1.0 release sports over 60 API calls, expanded event support and query selector compatibility, along with many bug fixes. jqUI now has six color themes to choose from, vector-based iconography and it works seamlessly on tablets. jqUI is still very small, only 21kb minified and gZipped. Remarkably, jqMobi 1.0 is still just as fast as the beta version and only slightly larger, at 5kb minified and gZipped.
Initially launched as open source on January 16, 2012, jqMobi has been rapidly embraced by the mobile HTML5 development community, with over 10,000 downloads, 80 “forks” and over 500 watchers on its GitHub repository.
“jqMobi could not have been released at a better time,” said developer Michael Bryne, of Fueled Media. “As my first foray into mobile application development, jqMobi allowed me to get my app up and running in record time, with a full feature set and rock-solid one-of-a-kind support from the development team. I cannot recommend jqMobi and jqUI enough!”
jqMobi 1.0 is available immediately as a free download at www.jqMobi.com.
appMobi is a registered trademark of appMobi Inc. iOS and related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Apple Computer Corp. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners including: jQuery, Apple and Google.
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