Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile - Second Edition

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  • Check and monitor the user's position with the Geolocation API
  • Automate repetitive tasks with Grunt
  • Integrate your jQuery Mobile app into popular content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS
  • Incorporate third-party APIs such as Google's Analytics, Maps, and Feeds
  • Leverage HTML5 video and audio, including a jQuery Mobile player interface
  • Auto validate your mobile forms with jQuery Validate on both page-by-page and multi-page views
  • Use jQuery Mobile to create a fully responsive web design for photographers using the lightGallery plugin

jQuery Mobile is a mobile-centric web framework developed by the jQuery team. The project focuses on building a framework compatible with the ever-increasing variety of smartphones and tablet computers on the market. The jQuery Mobile framework plays well with other frameworks and platforms, such as PhoneGap and Backbone.

Automate repetitive tasks easily and painlessly with the Grunt task runner, build a fully responsive, gorgeous photography website, and learn how to mix and match jQuery Mobile 1.4.5 into existing websites and how to deploy those changes to content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS. jQuery Mobile aims to reach everyone, and so does this book. It will enhance your mobile knowledge and help you to create versatile, unique sites quickly and easily.

  • Learn how to integrate advanced features such as Geolocation, HTML 5 Video, and the Web Audio API into your web application
  • Enhance your efficiency by automating repetitive tasks with the Grunt task runner
  • Effortlessly blend and integrate jQuery Mobile with existing WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS projects
Page Count 288
Course Length 8 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781783555116
Date Of Publication 27 Feb 2015
Creating a basic gallery using lightGallery
Supporting the full range of device sizes – responsive web design
Text readability and responsive design
Cycling background images
Another responsive approach – RESS
The final code
Detecting mobile – server-side, client-side, and the combination of the two
Mobilizing full-site pages – the hard way
Mobilizing full-site pages – the easy way


Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews has been working as a software engineer for nearly 20 years with experience in a wide range of industries and a skillset that includes UI/UX, graphic design, and programming. He is the coauthor of the books Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile and jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials by Packt Publishing. He has written for online publications, such as Adobe, NetTuts, and .NET Magazine. He has spoken at conferences all over the country, and has developed a number of projects for the open source community.

Shane Gliser

Shane Gliser graduated from Washburn University in 2001, specializing in Java development. Over the next few years, he developed a love of web development and taught himself HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Having shifted his focus again, Shane's primary passions are user experience and the mobile web. Shane began working with jQuery Mobile while it was still in the Alpha 2 phase, and deployed American Century Investments' mobile site while the framework was still in Beta 2. Since then, he has rebranded and relaunched his own personal business, Roughly Brilliant Digital Studios (, as a place where he could start blogging tips about using jQuery Mobile.