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Amazing jQuery Mobile Plugins to develop fantastic Mobile Websites

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With the massive and significant advent of highly sophisticated and useful smart phones and interactive mobile devices, there has been a massive surge in the industry for mobile website and applications developers. The developers in turn have found solace in jQuery Mobile, which is being widely used for developing mobile based applications.

In this write up, we will discuss the 10 most widely used plug-ins for developing mobile based applications and websites etc. Read on to know more.

jQuery Mobile Pagination Plugin

Pagination is jQuery Plug-in which is specifically used for creating a sequence like pagination between various pages. It completely supports the keyboard, touch and mouse based input devices.

This pagination plugin helps in creating a touch and drag navigation between various HTML pages. Simply by adding this plugin into your page, you shall be able to link various documents together through simple HTML anchors.

PhotoSwipe – Image Gallery for mobile and touch devices

PhotoSwipe is a freely available image gallery which is based on HTML/CSS and JavaScript which caters its prowess on the mobile devices. In addition to that, it provides the users, a known and familiar environment. The interface of Photo Swipe is highly intuitive which allows the users to interact with the images on the mobile website itself.

Diapo slideshow

Diapo provides free slideshow facility. You can download it and use it without any charges. Besides, it is an open source project, which allows you to make changes in the same.

Bartender: Cross-browser iOS-style tab bar

Bartender is iOS style tab bar, which is compatible with various web browsers. It is based on JQM elements and is powered only by CSS. You need not be a jQuery expert to handle the same, good understanding of CSS would do.

When it comes to cross browser compatibility, this plugin has been tested on Internet Explorer 7, Android, iOS, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera. The retina buttons of the same are placed on all of the major browsers except for Internet Explorer 7 and 8 version and it contains all the the necessities for CSS.

Google Maps

Google Maps are really popular these days and are being frequently used by the users to understand and get directions. Google Maps Jquery plugin contains the following features:

Geolocation enabled in the Google Maps
MarkerClusteredPlus to allow using Clusters
Microformats, Google streetview and jQuery dialog
Click and drag events with Google geo search
Show markers from JSON
Show markers with microdata
Show markers with microformats
Show markers with RDFa
Show markers from Google Fusion tables
Filter markers by property

Mobiscroll

This is the jQuery plugin enabling Wheel scrolling and picking up date and time, which can be used for various touch based devices like Galaxy Tab, iPhones and iPads etc.

Wheel scroller makes it easy for the users to enter date and time easily. The control exhibited by Wheel Scroller can be easily customized to offer due support to custom values and also offers to be an intuitive alternative to its very own select control, which exhibits a drop down list.

jQuery-Mobile-DateBox

It is a date and time picker, based on jQuery mobile. It is completely localized and supports the attribute of data limiting for providing inputs. Also it has multiple modes for entering the data and four different types of display modes.

Actionsheet: An iOS like action sheet for jQuery Mobile

Action sheet is really easy to use and is completely driven with the markup languages. The key frame animations are based on CSS3 and hence are easy to configure and any of the HTML element can be used as a popup content. Besides, JavaScript is not needed to work on Action Sheet.

Twitter Bootstrap jQuery Mobile Theme

This jQuery plugin is based on Twitter Bootstrap. It provides a really easy and fun filled way to build iQuery based Mobile themes drawing the popularity of UI library of twitter Bootstrap.

960 grid for jQuery Mobile

It is primarily a part of 960 grid being used for jQuery Mobile. It strikes a balance between the flexibility provided by 960 grid system and combines it with the simplicity and user friendly attribute of jQuery mobile.


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Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works in PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

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