jQuery Mobile 1.2.0 Released – Mobile Development

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jQuery Mobile 1.2 was recently released with some cool updates and deprecated functions. This release brings a new popup widget, an autodivider and collapsible option for listviews, and over 100 enhancements and fixes throughout the library to make things smoother, faster, and more polished

What is jQuery Mobile you might ask?

Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets
A unified, HTML5-based user interface system for all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is built with progressive enhancement, and has a flexible, easily themeable design.

So what’s new in 1.2.0?

New Widget: Popups
The biggest feature of 1.2 is the new popup widget. The idea with popups is to create a flexible element that makes it easy to place any content or widget in an overlay that floats above the current page. This makes it easy to build a simple tooltip, menu, popup form, map overlay, or lightbox with this same widget.

Collapsible Lists
Reveal a nested listview when a row is tapped.

Custom collapsible icons
The ability to configure the icons for the expanded and collapsed states of a collapsibles and collapsible sets. Collapsible headings’ default icons can be overridden by using the data-collapsed-icon and data-expanded-icon attributes and choosing any of the standard icons for each.

Listview autodividers
Simply add the data-autodividers attribute to any listview and the framework will automatically add alphabetical list dividers based on the contents of your list.

Supported Platforms: Always Expanding
Test lab has grown to over 70 phone, e-readers and tablets over the past few years. Luckily, their dedication to web standards and feature detection has meant that most new devices “just work” when they arrive. As of 1.2, they’ve added a few notable A grade platforms into testing rotation: iOS 6, Android 4.1 (Jellybean), Tizen, Firefox for Android, and Kindle Fire HD.

Check out the Change Log for 1.2 over here

Download jQuery Mobile here

Play with jQuery Mobile here



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