Mobile development has been growing since the day Apple introduced iPhone. Mobile browser has never been so robust. It supports HTML5, CSS3 even with CSS animation. After that, Google introduced Android to join existing iPhone app developers in ushering in the mobile platform era. That leave a significant mark to the milestone of mobile development.
In the mobile industry, it has quite a few of frameworks available aiming to create a mobile web app rapidly. To help you start up your mobile development, I have done some research on all mobile frameworks, and below is the list. I have used jQTouch before, it's pretty easy to implement but definitely has a lot of room of improvement.
This page has been translated into Spanish language by Maria Ramos.
- jQuery Mobile A unified user interface system across all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is built with progressive enhancement, and has a flexible, easily themeable design.
- jQTouch A jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices.
- iWebkit iWebKit is a file package designed to help you create your own iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad compatible website or webapp.
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Yeah, that's all the crippled iphone & ipad support but don't bundle all the others under this crippled description as Android supports it all, the full web experience, flash and all.
I wish you wouldn't keep putting the iphone & ipad before all the others as they are the least capable devices and not even the most popular as there are 400,000 new Android registered devices each and every day.
"At Google's I/O Android keynote the company said 400,000 Android devices are activated daily.
That brings the total of activated Android devices to a whopping 100 million. This was in May, the number is much higher now.
Other notable stats:
There are over 200,000 free and paid apps available in the Android Market.
To date, more than 4.5 billion apps have been installed on Android phones and tablets.
Jquerymobile has announced AC as a jqm dev platform and here's a case study that Phonegap did on them : http://applicationcraft.com
I spent the time developing my own which includes a querying script like jquery (event method chaining). It came out under 5K. The script is not even necessary. I guess my suggestion is, do your own, use PhoneGap to get it out there.