By using jQuery Mobile, developers are able to create apps for many mobile devices, including most smartphones and tablets. The current alpha release supports iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, Blackberry OS6, HP’s webOS, Mozilla’s Fennec and Opera Mobile. Other platforms are in the works, including Windows Mobile, Symbian, MeeGo and others.
As stated on the jQuery Mobile website, the following features will be included in the final release:
- Graceful Degradation — older web browsers will still be capable of allowing visitors to experience the experience of your website
- Accessibility — all of the jQuery Mobile components are Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) accessible
- Theming — features a comprehensive theming structure