Comparison of four commonly used HTML5 mobile application frameworks



[editor’s note] the translator Fan Xiaohu, for Mobile Web, is now a fast growing era. Because of the use of HTML5 and CSS3 technology, the performance of mobile browser to strengthen a lot, at the same time, the framework of mobile app extension, which means that the feasibility of creating rich interaction for mobile devices and enhance the web experience.

this article compares four commonly used frameworks to see what changes have been made by the new technology.

uses package software such as PhoneGap, and you can use native, app, Store, and a single code library to deploy different target platforms such as iPhone, iPad, and Android.

for Mobile Web developers, switching frameworks are expensive: animation transitions, toolbars, buttons, display lists, and offline storage are cumbersome. Because most of the above features are new technologies, and the technology in these areas is changing rapidly. The author has a lot of fun with the Mobile Web framework and analyzes and compares them. Here are some of your research findings.


jQTouch is easy to use, and related documents are comprehensive. It features an excellent ability to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create iPhone App. JQTouch uses a step-by-step enhancement scheme to implement user experiences like iPhone at your corresponding HTML top layer. It’s easy to use and provides a basic widget set and animation scheme that developers only need to program to control their dynamic behavior.

but found there are some problems in the performance of the app in the simple test of the author, the page may appear to jump or missing in the changing situation, and in response to tap events and periodic delay. The project is technically active, but the progress and deployment of the original author is too slow.


only needs to comply with MIT’s license license to use jQTouch, and MIT LIC is one of the author’s favorite open source licenses.


jQuery Mobile is the field of newcomer, August 2010 was officially announced, but has progressed rapidly to rich Alfa 2 test version. JQuery Mobile is similar to jQTouch, but more standard, more adaptive, and feels like jQTou>

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