Building a Native Mobile App with jQuery Mobile 1.5 and Cordova

Welcome. It’s my pleasure to show you how to make your first mobile application using jQuery Mobile and Cordova.

Before we start let me give you a small warning. jQuery Mobile is a dead framework or at best a living-dead framework (even George Romero can make it live again). If you want to go with something more up-to-date please consider Ionic Framework.

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Prevent jQuery events from firing multiple times

For some reason, even after five years, this article is still actively visited and it makes me deeply surprised. This issue, like many other jQuery based issues, is not an error on its own. It is simply how jQuery (and Javascript) works and we need to deal with it as best as we can. I … Read more

jQuery Mobile 1.5 | It’s alive

Finally, after almost two years of silence, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. jQuery Mobile blog offered a long overdue update on 1.5 status. The most important information; jQuery Mobile is alive, and soon we will be able to play with the new 1.5 version. There’s one thing I find the most … Read more

Why jQuery Mobile is not relevant anymore

In the next few days, weeks, months next jQuery Mobile version will finally see the light of day. I’m not talking about a particular time frame mostly because version 1.5 is more than one year behind a schedule. To celebrate this occasion, I want to share few thoughts with you. Abandon the ship, for God’s … Read more

Locking jQuery Mobile App Orientation Using Cordova

To celebrate an imminent release of jQuery Mobile I’ve decided to cover it once again. I don’t know if version 1.5 is going to be successful in bringing it back to the previous glory, I can only hope. So let’s for a change write something that’s not related to AngularJS products. What to do, what … Read more

Top Five jQuery Mobile Video Tutorials

To be honest, I never intended to write this article. jQuery Mobile was, in a sense, dead to me. Why wasting my time on a product that was not updated last two years. For a better perspective, in these two years we so the rise of Ionic Framework, Onsen UI, React Native, and Framework7. Thankfully, … Read more

The Top 3 jQuery Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks (Pros/Cons)

First, why am I only covering top three jQuery hybrid mobile app frameworks when there are many more available? Only these three have big enough market share; everything else is just an evolution dead end. What makes my qualified to talk about this topic? I’m a long term supporter of jQuery Mobile at StackOverflow and … Read more

Advanced jQuery Mobile tutorial – Part 5 – Touch Gestures

I haven’t done jQuery Mobile article for quite a while. A time has come to talk about a new topic, this time we’ll discuss touch gestures. On its own jQuery Mobile supports only two gestures, swipe left and swipe right. In one of my previous articles, I showed you how to implement swipe up and … Read more

Speed up your hybrid mobile application with Crosswalk

It is a common knowledge, Android devices, especially older ones, handle web pages (JavaScript with them) poorly. Unless you own Android 4.4/5, your device will use whatever proprietary browser it has available. The situation was even worse on older Android devices (2.3 and older); even now I shiver when I remember how bad it was … Read more