Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that things will change as the project is improved and matured - this is a beta/early prototype.
You might be wondering "why create this?" when there are other open source alternatives like jQuery Mobile. The primary motivation for creating app-UI was to have reusable application containers that are highly performant, and do not force any prescriptive development paradigms. With respect to animations/transitions, app-UI outperforms the alternatives, particularly on mobile devices.
app-UI can be used with many different existing frameworks - app-UI only requires jQuery as a solution accelerator framework. It will work with existing UI widget frameworks (jQuery UI, Twitter Bootstrap, etc...), and will work with existing templating frameworks (Moustache, Knockout, Handlebars, etc...).
app-UI currently has three application containers, and at this time it is not intended to be a complete UI widget framework.
Please see the "samples" directory for usage scenarios - there is no documentation yet.
The ViewNavigator component allows you to create mobile experiences with an easily recognizable mobile UI paradigm. You use this to push & pop views from the stack.
The SplitViewNavigator component allows you to create tablet experiences with an easily recognizable mobile UI paradigm. The SplitViewNavigator allows you to have side-by-side content in the landscape orientation, and the sidebar is hidden in portrait orientation.
The SlidingView allows content to slide to the side using a horizontal swipe gesture, revealing a navigation container "underneath". This is very similar to the behavior in Facebook's iPad application.
Just swipe horizontally with a finger or the mouse...
No software is ever bug-free. If you encounter an issue, have feedback, or have feature requests, please log them at: https://github.com/triceam/app-UI/issues
Fork it, fix it, and send me a pull request.
Please do not just complain.
You can see this framework in the following real-world apps:
If you have built your own app using this framework, please let me know! (@andytrice on twitter)
The required dependencies are contained within this code repository, with links to the original files/sources. Dependencies include:
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