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Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business: with jQuery Mobile, node.js, and MongoDB by Frank Zammetti

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Chapter     2

Introducing jQuery and jQuery Mobile

In this book, we’re building a handy little PIM in the form of a mobile web app. We know what the app is going to do and at least roughly what it will look like. We even have a good idea of what technologies we’re going to use to do it. Now where do we begin?

To get started, you might take a number of approaches. Some people prefer to put together the server-side API first and then build the client application around it. Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with that approach. For me, though, I prefer doing the client UI first. Since the server-side API will be tied intimately to the client and not to a general-purpose API that might be made available to the world at large, it makes a lot of sense ...

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