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Why is jQuery Mobile called Touch Optimized Mobile framework

 
Ramki Sukumaran
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Hi,

Can any body tell me why jQuery Mobile is called Touch Optimized Framework?

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Who says JQuery Mobile is touch optimized (QuoteYourSources)? Putting the question in context will help with the answer.

In general, touch optimized in terms of a framework would mean:
- It can detect and track multiple touching points on the screen
- It can provide that information to applications using the framework
- If it has UI elements, those elements would be scaleable to different resolutions
- It would support or provide navigation schemes that are easy to discover with finger touches and don't rely on precision pointing (again, assuming UI components)
 
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Who says JQuery Mobile is touch optimized?

Its web site does: http://jquerymobile.com/ :-) I'd say "mobile optimized" would be more accurate - and these days mobile devices tend to be touch devices. I don't think it supports multi-finger gestures.
 
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Hi Steve,

I agree with Ulf. jquerymobile website says that it is touch optimized web framework. Can you please briefly explain the one which you have quoted previously?

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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
Who says JQuery Mobile is touch optimized?

Its web site does: http://jquerymobile.com/ :-)

Didn't mean to sound like I was disagreeing - I don't know anything about JQuery. My intent was just to get the 'quote your sources' link and to get the context from which the question came.
 
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Ramki Sukumaran wrote:Hi Steve,

I agree with Ulf. jquerymobile website says that it is touch optimized web framework. Can you please briefly explain the one which you have quoted previously?

I didn't quote anything previously... that was my understanding of what 'touch optimized' is. If jQuery doesn't do multi-touch, then I would think the best it would be is 'touch friendly' rather than 'touch optimized' (i.e. to get the optimal user experience in your app you should be able to take advantage of multi-point gestures like pinch-to-zoom.) But that is my own definition. As far as I know there isn't a strict definition of what touch friendly or touch optimized means.
 
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