Here is a mobile version of my Backbone.js Employee Directory application using jQuery Mobile as the UI toolkit. As described in my previous post, jQuery Mobile was (at least initially) intended as a full-stack framework as opposed to a pure UI toolkit like Twitter Bootstrap. As such, it overlaps with the Backbone.js infrastructure in some [...]
Backbone.js is an architectural framework that helps you write well-structured Web applications. It is not, however, a user interface framework and it therefore doesn’t help you with the way your application looks. Backbone’s confined scope is a good thing: it’s lightweight, non-intrusive, not coupled to things you don’t need, and it lets you use the [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I shared an Employee Directory sample application built with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. That application was implemented “Ajax-style”, keeping the UI and the data access code cleanly separated. In other words: no server code intermingled in the HTML markup. A number of people have asked for a similar example using [...]
Let me preface this post by saying that I’m not advocating this approach versus the other. These are just experiments.
Here is a simple application I built using jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. Even though the application is simple, it covers some common requirements of mobile applications: database access through JSON services, multi-level master-detail views, parameter passing between views, etc. You can play with the application here, or download the source code below and build it [...]