jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized Web framework for smartphones and tablets, and is one of the most watched and forked projects on Github. We are pleased to announce that one of our own, Jason Scott, has been made an official committer to the jQuery Mobile project.
Jason has been with Research In Motion® (RIM®) for over three years, and has worked on a wide variety of projects such as BlackBerry® Theme Studio, BlackBerry® WebWorks™, and Ripple. Currently he is member of the Web Platform team where his primary focus is on supporting jQuery Mobile.
RIM is committed to providing an excellent experience to their developers and their users. As we see more and more developers transitioning to web-based platforms like BlackBerry WebWorks or Apache Cordova, the need for solid mobile web frameworks becomes apparent. RIM has recognized jQuery Mobile as an important and influential project in the mobile web community, and Jason’s priority is to ensure the jQuery Mobile experience is the best possible experience it can be on the BlackBerry Platform. Currently, Jason is providing general and BlackBerry specific fixes to the jQuery Mobile Project as well as providing related support to enterprise clients and developer guidance in the forums.
We have heard from the community that they want to create a mobile web app that looks like a native BlackBerry app. That is why, as we move closer to releasing BlackBerry® 10, Jason and his team will be releasing a jQuery Mobile theme with the BlackBerry 10 look and feel. Follow the Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog to find out first when you can start using the BlackBerry 10 jQuery Mobile Theme.
Follow Jason® on Twitter (@JsonScott) for updates on jQuery Mobile or whatever else he is thinking about.