7 Pretty Cool jQuery Mobile Plugins

Sam Deering

Smartphones are now equipped with some very efficient web browsers, so now we thought we would come with our “lucky 7” pretty cool jQuery Mobile plugins for Mobile device users. This list has some Cool jQuery Mobile Plugins that make mobile devices more handy. Enjoy!

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1. jQuery Wiggle Plugin : A wiggle effect for mobiles

The jQuery Wiggle is a jQuery plugin that allows you to emulate the wiggle effect icons on an iPhone have when you press and hold down on them. Click on the image in a demo to see the effect.

jQuery Wiggle Plugin

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2. Mobile App Design/Dev: Building Navigation with jQuery

In this tutorial I’ll show how you can build a mobile-based website/webapp. We’ll use CSS3 media queries for targeting specific devices and screen resolutions. Plus a bit of jQuery helps to animate the menu and load external page content using Ajax calls.

Mobile App Design

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3. jQTouch : Zepto/jQuery plugin for mobile web development

A JavaScript plugin which works with either Zepto.js or jQuery, and comes with smooth animations, navigation, and themes for mobile WebKit browsers (as found in iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and WebOS).


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4. Awesome jQuery Mobile Image Gallery Web App

Our little application is going to show some albums in a list view which will reveal a wall of thumbnails once it’s clicked.

jQuery Mobile Image Gallery Web App

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5. jQuery Mobile Charts

The easiest way to give meaning to numeric data is to display it as a chart. Unfortunately jQuery Mobile doesn’t have any built-in charting capabilities and to the best of my knowledge there isn’t a jQuery Mobile charting plug-in available. But lucky for us, jQuery Mobile is built on top of jQuery and there are several charting plug-ins available for it.

jQuery Mobile Charts

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6. jqmPhp : HTML Code Generator for jQuery Mobile Framework

jqmPhp is a package of PHP classes that facilitates the creation HTML files for use with jQuery Mobile Framework. All classes in the jqmPhp package can be converted to string and printed with an echo function.


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7. Mobile Navigation jQuery Plugin

It’s simple as abc. If you have some kind of navigation that you want to replace with a dropdown for mobile devices (read: screenwidth less than 480 pixels) then you’ve found what you’re looking for.

Mobile Navigation jQuery Plugin

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