Visit the jQTouch page on the PropertyCross website for screenshots and code sharing metrics.
jQTouch is a Zepto/jQuery plugin which provides a framework for developing iOS and Android applications. It is both open source and free to use.
jQTouch provides a structure on which to base the HTML, the majority of the application styling, page transition animations and touch based event handling; however, it's not a fully featured application development solution so this project uses a number of other technologies fill in the gaps:
- PhoneGap - used to wrap the code so that it can be installed as a native application.
##Building The Application
Applications developed with jQTouch can be run directly within a web browser control. Because the application uses XHR in order to load templates, if you run the application from your local file system you will encounter problems due to the same origin policy. You can solve this either by serving the app from a web server, or by using one of the Chrome switches that disables this policy.
The jQTouch application is packaged using PhoneGap Build, with the configuration specified in the
\assets- Icons and splashscreens used by PhoneGap, these are generated via the PropertyCross build system.
\dataSource- CoffeeScript for application data sources.
\model- CoffeeScript defining base models of the application.
\style- The application specific styles, generated using SaSS.
\themes- The standard jQTouch CSS.
\util- CoffeeScript defining utility classes or functions.
\viewModel- The view models that implement the PropertyCross logic.
coffee-script.js- The CoffeeScript JS compiler v1.4.0 - http://coffeescript.org.
config.xml- The XML file that is used by PhoneGap Build in order to package the app
cs.js- The CoffeeScript RequireJS plugin - http://github.com/jrburke/require-cs.
index.html- Defines the various views for the application and imports required CSS and scripts.
main.coffee- The main entry point of the application.
stats-config.json- Used by the PropertyCross build in order to compute code sharing metrics.