In case you missed it, as I did, jQuery Mobile released version 1.0.1 a week ago.
The biggest changes seem to be the addition of official Samsung bada support, along with some additional test clients. bada is an operating system for mobile developers developed by Samsung. It doesn’t sound like the team had to do anything to support the platform, but it’s nice to know there will be an additional device tested with releases.
To download the new jQuery Mobile 1.0.1:
- JS – http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile-1.0.1.min.js (24KB)
- CSS w/ Theme – http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile-1.0.1.min.css (7KB)
- CSS w/o Theme – http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile.structure-1.0.1.min.css (6KB)
Not only do we have 1.0.1 now, but jQuery Mobile 1.1 is coming out soon.
Here’s some stuff to look forward to in jQuery mobile 1.1:
- AMD support
- True Fixed Toolbars – it’s always been buggy, but they seem to have come up with a CSS based method that works everywhere (and doesn’t jump around)
- Better AJAX page transitions
I could swear there was a beta version of jQuery Mobile 1.1 out there, but I can’t seem to find the link. Maybe I’m crazy?
jQuery Mobile 1.1, which will be ready for release in mid/late February, will have some nice updates. I’m sure mobile web developers are happy to hear some of these:
- Fixed Toolbars – no more repositioning after a scroll, jQuery Mobile will have true fixed toolbars! Even better, purely CSS-based.
- AMD Support – A CommonJS standard, will be supported. (not the processor!)
- Better AJAX page transitions – to quote the post, “Smoother, Faster”.
Also good to note, is that touchOverflow will be deprecated in 1.1. That means it should still work, but we should start moving away from it in our code.
It’s good to hear that the jQuery Mobile framework team is planning on regular releases every few months.
Yesterday, June 20, 2011, the jQuery Mobile team released Beta 1.
The team intends to release the final jQuery Mobile at the end of the summer. Another beta should be out within the next month.
With each release of jQuery Mobile we see better and better support for both core jQuery libraries, and mobile browsers. Check out the Mobile Graded Browser Support page to see a list of supported platforms.
If you’re not familiar with the scope of jQuery Mobile, here are some quick points:
- Cross platform and Cross device support (see support here)
- Touch optimized controls (such as popups, sliders, menus, touch navigation, etc)
- Themable designs
- Adding support for CSS3 properties
- Lightweight size (12K compressed right now)