jqMobi Becomes First High Performance Mobile HTML5 Framework To Support Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

jqMobi 1.2 delivers stellar performance across iOS, Android, Windows 8

jqMobi (www.jqmobi.com) today released the developer preview of jqMobi version 1.2, which adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. jqMobi was the first JavaScript framework specifically designed for speed and continuity of user experience across mobile devices from different manufacturers. Since its introduction and open sourcing in January, jqMobi has been adopted by thousands of developers and powers millions of user sessions per day.

In this release, jqMobi adds support for Internet Explorer, making it the first time an additional mobile browser has been supported outside of WebKit based browsers. All of jqMobi’s core and base plugins have been extended to support the IE10 browser in Windows Phone 8, including fixed headers and footers, CSS3 transitions and JS-based scrolling. jqMobi 1.2 also adds commands to allow the developer to detect which OS it is running on and adds the $.os.ie prefix to support IE specific commands.

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“For HTML5 frameworks like jqMobi, the quality of the browser determines what we can deliver,” said Ian Maffett, jqMobi lead developer. “Microsoft’s IE10 browser delivers really good performance that is competitive with the best browsers we’ve seen on Android and iOS. So that means that developers who want to take advantage of jqMobi to deliver iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps can give their users an identically fantastic experience across all four device platforms.”

The preview version of jqMobi 1.2 is available for free as an open source project at https://github.com/appmobi/jq.mobi. A demonstration video showing how to use jqMobi to create high performance Windows Phone 8 apps in Visual Studio is available at http://youtu.be/L_tz3juWzTk.

About jqMobi

jqMobi is the first JavaScript framework developed solely for use on mobile devices, and it is optimized for touch based interface and smaller screen sizes. It is significantly smaller and faster than other frameworks such as Sencha Touch and jQuery that were originally developed for desktop Web. jqMobi was originally created by appMobi and open sourced in January 2012, and is being used in tens of thousands of mobile web apps and hybrid apps around the world. While most JavaScript app frameworks deliver a good user experience on iOS devices, many have difficulties with the highly fragmented Android platform. jqMobi offers developers a solid framework that delivers equivalent user experiences on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. More information is available at http://www.jqmobi.com

appMobi is a registered trademark of appMobi Inc. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners including: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Windows, Visual Studio, Android, Sencha and jQuery.

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