All You Need To Know About jQuery Mobile App Development

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Designed to simplify and magnify the development of mobile web applications, jQuery is a cross-platform framework that is integrated with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and jQuery UI. All of this is organized into a single framework that is structured, organized and robust in nature. Owing to its compatibility across multiple mobile and desktop applications and various operating systems like Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows, Opera, Firefox Mobile and other desktop browsers. jQuery mobile apps are lightweight in size and make use of minimal images to speed up the development process.

jQuery mobile app development: Advantages

  • Optimal for creating user interfaces, mobile applications and other websites.
  • Features an easy-to-use API that makes event handling and AJAX requests easier.
  • Accessible and easy-to-use functionality that makes it easier for anyone from a technical to a non-technical user to easily update the website.
  • Manages DOM manipulation and front-end requests easily to respond to the user interaction.

How does jQuery function?

jQuery triggers an event-based response wherein whenever a user clicks, submits any other interaction, an event is fired. jQuery selectors locate, select and then manipulate an HTML element using CSS syntax.

Some great examples that showcase jQuery are: IBM, Netflix, Microsoft, Google and so on.

How to use jQuery?

It is easy to call a jQuery function. All you need to do is reference the CDN link between the <script> tags and download it locally on the application. After finishing the download, a ready event is registered for the document you wish to call. An example of the same is given below:

// in your custom.js file

/* Filename: custom.js */
$(document).ready(function() {
$(“div”).click(function() {
alert(“I’m using jQuery!”);
});
});

// in your HTML file

<html>

<head>
<title>My jQuery Powered Website</title>
<script type = “text/javascript”
src =”https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.1.0/jquery.min.js”></script&gt

<script type = “text/javascript” src = “/jquery/custom.js”></script>
</head>

<body>

<div id = “mydiv”>
Click me to see jQuery in action.
</div>
</body>

</html>

Advantages of using jQuery mobile app development on the front end:

jQuery is quick to learn and install. It is also quick to comprehend especially for a developer who is well-versed with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript. It is also easy to be installed on the server. The entire library can be downloaded as JS file and can be referenced in website HTML as <script> tag.

Owing to its features that address browser compatibility, jQuery has become the right choice for creation of mobile applications and websites.

Nola Arney is an expert jQuery app developer at HTMLPanda.  She has been offering jQuery mobile app development services to clients globally.  Owing to a huge skill set and proficiency in the related domain, She has achieved successful results till now. In addition to this, She also likes sharing knowledge on jQuery development. This blog is one of his unique and well-written compositions aimed at delivering useful knowledge to readers.

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