With the advent of smart-phones running on fast mobile networks it is no surprise that the percentage of mobile internet usage is increasing rapidly. So rapidly in fact that Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley has predicted that it will overtake desktop internet usage by 2014. This is not surprising when you see that according to a survey taken out by mobile media company BuzzCity, 70% of mobile internet usage actually takes place in the home, proving that people would rather get a quick fix of a potentially scaled down internet rather than spend the time booting up the desktop.
This doesn’t spell disaster for people using older mobile phones to access the internet either, as it will degrade gracefully where possible by either removing advanced features like gradients and drop shadows, down to completely degrading back to basic HTML and CSS.
You can currently have a play with the features of jQuery Mobile, either on your mobile phone/iPod or on your desktop computer by visited the demo page at – http://jquerymobile.com/demos/1.0a1/