Web development had it’s first stab at meeting the mobile internet back in the days of WAP ten years ago but after initial enthusiasm it failed to set the world alight except in Japan. This time round it’s driven by smart phone and tablets but many websites, including games are not touch screen friendly. Web games like the British JQuery driven Illyriad are non Flash and can be played on an iPhone but it’s easier with a mouse.
Now to the rescue comes JQuery Mobile, finally at version 1.0 after a year since the first alpha release. This release provides compatibility across a wide range of smart phones with most recent devices having the best Ajax animated page transitions. For example Windows mobile 6.1 and 6.5.1 have low quality compatibility and only version 7.0 works properly with JQuery Mobile.
JQuery Mobile is a modest 19Kb in size and available via CDN to minimize delays. Note, currently its only works with JQuery core 1.6.4 and won’t support JQuery 1.7 until JQuery Mobile 1.1 is released.