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Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS by Scott Preston

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C H A P T E R  5

Mobile Frameworks

Mobile frameworks put together three things.

  • Common JavaScript APIs and libraries
  • CSS and themes (natively styled)
  • Effects

So although we did all this work by ourselves in the previous chapters, now we have a mobile framework that will do most of the work for us. In this chapter I talk about jQuery Mobile. There are other Mobile Web Frameworks out there such as iUI, Sencha Touch, jQTouch, and iWebKit to name a few. They all do basically the same thing: give you a CSS and JS framework for making your mobile web apps look and feel like a native app. Or in some cases provide you the ability to convert your web app to a native app via a framework such as Phonegap (which I talk about in Chapter 15).

Although ...

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