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Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile

Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Mobile Platforms
Location: E145/146
Average rating: ****.
(4.48, 25 ratings)

Mobile development is here. Everyone needs apps and mobile websites. But nobody wants to learn Objective-C, Java, C and dozens of different platforms.

Here comes jQuery Mobile, an easy to use, standard and open sourced framework that allow us to create mobile apps in minutes. Compatible with iOS, Android, webOS, Symbian, BlackBerry and optimized for smartphones and tablets, this framework is ideal for any web designer or developer who wants to create mobile experiences.

With this framework, we can create browser-based experiences and webapps and also native apps compiled using hybrids techniques. Therefore, it’s perfectly compatible with store publishing, such as Apple AppStore, Android Market, HP AppCatalog, RIM AppWorld and Nokia’s Ovi Store.

In this tutorial, we will cover:
  • The mobile ecosystem today
  • What is the problem with standards and platforms
  • jQuery Mobile and why you don’t need to know jQuery to use it.
  • Creating our webapps using HTML5 standard code
  • Creating list and AJAX experiences without coding
  • Working with data, maps and geolocation
  • Theming the UI and customizing controls
  • Offering iOS users a webapp installation method
  • Compiling native webapps
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Maximiliano Firtman

ITMaster Professional Training

Firtman is a mobile and web developer, professor and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is Adobe Community Champion and author of many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” published by O’Reilly Media in 2010 and the upcoming book “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running”. He has a blog about mobile web development on www.mobilexweb.com.

He is a professional in iOS development, mobile browsers, HTML5, mobile web 2.0, plus native Android and Java ME development.

He was a speaker at many international events, such as Velocity 2010, InsideMobile, Google DevFest, Nokia Developer Days, Adobe en Vivo, Nokia Talk and Campus Party Europe. He has received different recognitions, such as Forum Nokia Champion yearly since 2006, as one of the top mobile developers worldwide; Adobe Community Champion in 2011, and a recognition from Google at DevFest for being one of the most innovative developers.

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Jessamyn Smith
07/30/2011 9:19am PDT

Very useful and well presented information.

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Maximiliano Firtman
07/26/2011 1:34pm PDT

Thanks for the feedback! The presentation and live samples we’ve done today are uploaded on this page, will be available soon

Markus Foss
07/26/2011 1:30pm PDT

Thanks for a great presentation, and the hands on experience you gave us :-)

Gene Dascher
07/26/2011 1:27pm PDT

Great job on the examples and the “lecture” portions. I was really surprised at the ease with which one can start using jQuery mobile to create mobile accessible pages. I would like to know WHERE we can download the presentation document, though, as I don’t see a link to do so here.

Tom Brander
07/26/2011 1:13pm PDT

Maximiliano did a fantastic job, very well structured and showed a wide range of HTML5 and Jquery mobile capabilities. He presented well and covered a ton of great material in an accessible way

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Fred Willerup
07/26/2011 12:23pm PDT

Really good workshop, thank you!

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Zebulon Young
07/26/2011 12:02pm PDT

Thanks, Maximiliano! Great tutorial: great examples, great commentary.

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Jerry Hilts
07/26/2011 11:57am PDT

Maximilano did a fantastic job with this session. It had just the right mix of explanation and examples. He was well prepared, but without that static feeling that sometimes occurs when a speaker is overly rehearsed and overly dependent on his script.