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Simple Offline Data Synchronization for Mobile Web and PhoneGap Applications

Being able to work offline is an expected feature of mobile applications. For data-driven applications, it means that you — the developer — will have to store (a subset of) your application data locally, and implement a data synchronization mechanism that keeps your local and server data in sync. In this article, I describe a […]

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Crafting Native Looking iOS Apps with HTML, Backbone.js, and PhoneGap

If you just want to try the application in your browser, click here. The data is based on Dwight’s original org chart :) I’ve been blogging a lot about Backbone.js recently. Backbone.js is a lightweight architectural framework that brings structure to your Web applications. Backbone is not, however, a user interface framework that helps you […]

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Using Backbone.js with jQuery Mobile

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 […]

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Sample Mobile App with Backbone.js, PhoneGap, and a Local Database

In my previous post, I shared a simple Wine Cellar application built with Backbone.js and packaged as a mobile app with PhoneGap. That version of the application gets its data from a set of RESTful services, which means that you can only use it while online. In this post, we explore an offline version of […]

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Sample App using the PhoneGap Database API

This is the third version of my Employee Directory application. The jQuery Mobile and the Mobile jQuery without jQuery Mobile versions both used JSON services to get data from a remote server. In this version, the application gets data from a local database using the PhoneGap database API. As a result, this version can work […]

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Sample Application using jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap

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 […]

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