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PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Marc Meszaros
Date:
2011-11-01 @ 17:49
Hey everyone,

I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to develop
an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious choices
Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for the
project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.

One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator
BUT, when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was
terribly slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that
JQM is horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it
enough?

Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework (is
Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this problem
by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would like to
avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the responsiveness
I want?

Thanks,

Marc Meszaros

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Christopher Saunders
Date:
2011-11-01 @ 17:57
Hey Marc,

I've used JQM to build the Shopify Mobile web application and from
experience I can tell you that it's a smidge terrible.  Our responsiveness
was pretty bad, so we removed a lot of what they had (excessive gradients
seemed to cause lots of issues) to make the app a lot more responsive.  I'd
avoid sencha too since it's pretty heavy and I've found their documentation
to be quite absent.

I'm building a new application using XUI since it's really light and has
most of the features I'd want from a library like jQuery (no transitions
yet) and am pretty happy with the results so far.  Most of the work I've
been doing has been creating DOM nodes manually when I need to and glueing
them in the proper locations.

I'd say still go with a JS framework, just expect that you'll need to do a
bit more work when it comes to layout and stuff.

--
Chris

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey everyone,
>
> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to
> develop an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious
> choices Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for
> the project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.
>
> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
> responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator
> BUT, when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was
> terribly slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that
> JQM is horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it
> enough?
>
> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework (is
> Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this problem
> by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would like to
> avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the responsiveness
> I want?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marc Meszaros
>



-- 
Christopher Saunders
http://christophersaunders.ca/

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Paul Spencer
Date:
2011-11-01 @ 18:38
I've had good luck with Sencha Touch, the resulting app is definitely 
slower than a native UI but decent on an iPhone 4 and acceptable on a 
moderately recent android phone.  I have yet to get it working to any 
great degree in webworks on a blackberry phone.

The Sencha stuff does have some good documentation but they are light on 
explaining how to architect a project ... there seems to be several 
different ways to do it and no clear explanation of which approach you 
should use.  They also just released 2.0 developer preview, it is quite a 
bit lighter feeling and produces a more responsive UI.

I'm not a sencha fanboy, in fact I wrote an alternate js ui framework 
(jxlib) just so that I didn't have to use ExtJS :)  But I haven't found 
anything better for mobile yet.  I definitely wasn't very impressed with 
jquery mobile.  However, I will take a look at xui!

Cheers

Paul


On 2011-11-01, at 1:57 PM, Christopher Saunders wrote:

> Hey Marc,
> 
> I've used JQM to build the Shopify Mobile web application and from 
experience I can tell you that it's a smidge terrible.  Our responsiveness
was pretty bad, so we removed a lot of what they had (excessive gradients 
seemed to cause lots of issues) to make the app a lot more responsive.  
I'd avoid sencha too since it's pretty heavy and I've found their 
documentation to be quite absent.
> 
> I'm building a new application using XUI since it's really light and has
most of the features I'd want from a library like jQuery (no transitions 
yet) and am pretty happy with the results so far.  Most of the work I've 
been doing has been creating DOM nodes manually when I need to and glueing
them in the proper locations.
> 
> I'd say still go with a JS framework, just expect that you'll need to do
a bit more work when it comes to layout and stuff.
> 
> --
> Chris
> 
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> 
> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to 
develop an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious 
choices Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for 
the project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another. 
> 
> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably 
responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator 
BUT, when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was 
terribly slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that 
JQM is horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is 
it enough?
> 
> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework 
(is Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this 
problem by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would
like to avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the 
responsiveness I want?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Marc Meszaros
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Christopher Saunders
> http://christophersaunders.ca/

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Simon MacDonald
Date:
2011-11-01 @ 17:58
I travelling right now but I'd be happy to help out when I get back to
Ottawa. I know folks who've built PhoneGap apps using jQuery so I'm
sure it is something we can clear up. My general advice to you is to
not give up on frameworks. They will help you out a lot in the long
run.

Simon Mac Donald
http://hi.im/simonmacdonald



On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to develop
> an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious choices
> Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for the project
> can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.
> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
> responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator BUT,
> when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was terribly
> slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that JQM is
> horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it enough?
> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework (is
> Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this problem
> by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would like to
> avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the responsiveness I
> want?
>
> Thanks,
> Marc Meszaros
>

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Christopher Saunders
Date:
2011-11-01 @ 18:03
You should come out to the DROIDHACK that's going on this weekend (I
believe).  I can help you out with any issues you're having if you'd like :)

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Simon MacDonald
<simon.macdonald@gmail.com>wrote:

> I travelling right now but I'd be happy to help out when I get back to
> Ottawa. I know folks who've built PhoneGap apps using jQuery so I'm
> sure it is something we can clear up. My general advice to you is to
> not give up on frameworks. They will help you out a lot in the long
> run.
>
> Simon Mac Donald
> http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to
> develop
> > an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious choices
> > Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for the
> project
> > can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.
> > One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
> > responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator
> BUT,
> > when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was
> terribly
> > slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that JQM is
> > horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it
> enough?
> > Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework
> (is
> > Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this
> problem
> > by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would like
> to
> > avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the
> responsiveness I
> > want?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Marc Meszaros
> >
>



-- 
Christopher Saunders
http://christophersaunders.ca/

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Martin Larochelle
Date:
2011-11-01 @ 17:54
We built a large iPad app with SenchaTouch and PhoneGap. The responsiveness
does not match the one of a native app, but it is acceptable.

-- 

*Martin Larochelle*, eng.

Solutions Architect



On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey everyone,
>
> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to
> develop an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious
> choices Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for
> the project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.
>
> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
> responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator
> BUT, when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was
> terribly slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that
> JQM is horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it
> enough?
>
> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework (is
> Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this problem
> by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would like to
> avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the responsiveness
> I want?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marc Meszaros
>

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Dan Menard
Date:
2011-11-01 @ 19:13
Sencha just released a dev preview of Sencha Touch 2 a couple of weeks 
ago. The main goal of the switch was to improve performance, especially 
responsiveness. The layout engine was completely re-written*, and is now 
much quicker. The live demos I've seen looked as responsive as native 
apps, but they were pure webapps (so the overhead added by PhoneGap could 
still be a factor).

I would definitely consider Sencha Touch 2 if I started a hybrid 
mobile/web app today. It's a huge step up from something like jQM, and the
docs have gotten much, much better over the past few months.

Full disclosure: I don't work for Sencha or anything, but I did just go to
their conference and might still be a little indoctrinated. I have used 
both jQM and Sencha extensively, and Sencha is miles ahead at this point.

Happy coding!
--
Dan Menard, Software Developer, Macadamian
dan-menard.com


* For those interested in the technical details of the upgrade: They 
switched from a JavaScript-based rendering engine to a CSS-based one. This
is necessarily going to be much faster, simply because you're no longer 
waiting for the DOM to finish loading before starting the rendering cycle.
Not to mention the fact that CSS is a more efficient way to lay out a view
anyway :)

On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Martin Larochelle wrote:

> We built a large iPad app with SenchaTouch and PhoneGap. The 
responsiveness does not match the one of a native app, but it is 
acceptable.
> 
> -- 
> Martin Larochelle, eng.
> Solutions Architect
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> 
> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to 
develop an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious 
choices Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for 
the project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another. 
> 
> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably 
responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator 
BUT, when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was 
terribly slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that 
JQM is horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is 
it enough?
> 
> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework 
(is Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this 
problem by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would
like to avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the 
responsiveness I want?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Marc Meszaros
> 

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Marc Meszaros
Date:
2011-11-03 @ 18:15
First off, thanks to everyone for their feedback.

I got the Sencha Touch v2 kitchensink sample working inside PhoneGap and
the responsiveness is much better than it was with the jQuery Mobile +
Phonegap sample project. The kitchensink sample inside PhoneGap is almost
native webapp speeds for a good majority of the sample tasks I tested
(there are only a few where the animations were a little choppy). I might
try a few other libraries but my worries about poor JS performance in
PhoneGap have been squashed. The jQuery Mobile experience left a bad taste
in my mouth.

Marc Meszaros


On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Dan Menard <daniel.menard@macadamian.com>wrote:

> Sencha just released a dev preview of Sencha Touch 2 a couple of weeks
> ago. The main goal of the switch was to improve performance, especially
> responsiveness. The layout engine was completely re-written*, and is now
> much quicker. The live demos I've seen looked as responsive as native apps,
> but they were pure webapps (so the overhead added by PhoneGap could still
> be a factor).
>
> I would definitely consider Sencha Touch 2 if I started a hybrid
> mobile/web app today. It's a huge step up from something like jQM, and the
> docs have gotten much, much better over the past few months.
>
> Full disclosure: I don't work for Sencha or anything, but I did just go to
> their conference and might still be a little indoctrinated. I have used
> both jQM and Sencha extensively, and Sencha is miles ahead at this point.
> < br>
> Happy coding!
> --
> *Dan Menard*, Software Developer, Macadamian
> dan-menard.com
>
>
> * For those interested in the technical details of the upgrade: They
> switched from a JavaScript-based rendering engine to a CSS-based one. This
> is necessarily going to be much faster, simply because you're no longer
> waiting for the DOM to finish loading before starting the rendering cycle.
> Not to mention the fact that CSS is a more efficient way to lay out a view
> anyway :)
>
> On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Martin Larochelle wrote:
>
> We built a large iPad app with SenchaTouch and PhoneGap. The
> responsiveness does not match the one of a native app, but it is acceptable.
>
> --
>  *Martin Larochelle*, eng.
> Solutions Architect
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hey everyone,
>>
>> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to
>> develop an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious
>> choices Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for
>> the project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.
>>
>> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
>> responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator
>> BUT, when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was
>> terribly slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that
>> JQM is horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it
>> enough?
>>
>> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework
>> (is Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this
>> problem by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would
>> like to avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the
>> responsiveness I want?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Marc Meszaros
>>
>
>
>

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Simon MacDonald
Date:
2011-11-04 @ 14:08
Do I smell a presentation coming out of your experiences? I'm sure
lots of folks would be interested in the pros and cons of jQuery and
Sencha.

Simon Mac Donald
http://hi.im/simonmacdonald



On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com> wrote:
> First off, thanks to everyone for their feedback.
>
> I got the Sencha Touch v2 kitchensink sample working inside PhoneGap and the
> responsiveness is much better than it was with the jQuery Mobile + Phonegap
> sample project. The kitchensink sample inside PhoneGap is almost native
> webapp speeds for a good majority of the sample tasks I tested (there are
> only a few where the animations were a little choppy). I might try a few
> other libraries but my worries about poor JS performance in PhoneGap have
> been squashed. The jQuery Mobile experience left a bad taste in my mouth.
>
> Marc Meszaros
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Dan Menard <daniel.menard@macadamian.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Sencha just released a dev preview of Sencha Touch 2 a couple of weeks
>> ago. The main goal of the switch was to improve performance, especially
>> responsiveness. The layout engine was completely re-written*, and is now
>> much quicker. The live demos I've seen looked as responsive as native apps,
>> but they were pure webapps (so the overhead added by PhoneGap could still be
>> a factor).
>> I would definitely consider Sencha Touch 2 if I started a hybrid
>> mobile/web app today. It's a huge step up from something like jQM, and the
>> docs have gotten much, much better over the past few months.
>> Full disclosure: I don't work for Sencha or anything, but I did just go to
>> their conference and might still be a little indoctrinated. I have used both
>> jQM and Sencha extensively, and Sencha is miles ahead at this point.
>> < br>
>> Happy coding!
>> --
>> Dan Menard, Software Developer, Macadamian
>> dan-menard.com
>>
>> * For those interested in the technical details of the upgrade: They
>> switched from a JavaScript-based rendering engine to a CSS-based one. This
>> is necessarily going to be much faster, simply because you're no longer
>> waiting for the DOM to finish loading before starting the rendering cycle.
>> Not to mention the fact that CSS is a more efficient way to lay out a view
>> anyway :)
>> On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Martin Larochelle wrote:
>>
>> We built a large iPad app with SenchaTouch and PhoneGap. The
>> responsiveness does not match the one of a native app, but it is acceptable.
>> --
>> Martin Larochelle, eng.
>> Solutions Architect
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hey everyone,
>>> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to
>>> develop an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two obvious
>>> choices Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements for the
>>> project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.
>>> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
>>> responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs Appcelerator BUT,
>>> when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was terribly
>>> slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that JQM is
>>> horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it enough?
>>> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework
>>> (is Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this
>>> problem by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I would
>>> like to avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the
>>> responsiveness I want?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Marc Meszaros
>>
>>
>
>

Re: [ottawaandroid] PhoneGap + JQuery Mobile(or other library) = slow?

From:
Marc Meszaros
Date:
2011-11-04 @ 16:36
Sounds like a good idea. Before I bash jQuery Mobile in a presentation
though, I will try to actually compile it into a PhoneGap project myself
instead of using a pre-built sample apk... just to make sure jQuery Mobile
has horrible performance.

Since it would be a short presentation I would probably pair it up with a
second presentation on using maven as a dependency resolver and the
google-api java client as an example for a dependency. I will start working
on both presentations and see how far along my presentations are as we get
closer to the next meeting before committing to present either of them (I
don't want to present a short 5min presentation).

Just a reminder to everyone on the mailing list, if anyone else has
something they would like to present, let us know on the mailing list or
send an email to the organizers (contact details at
http://ottawaandroid.ca/contact-us/).

Marc Meszaros


On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Simon MacDonald
<simon.macdonald@gmail.com>wrote:

> Do I smell a presentation coming out of your experiences? I'm sure
> lots of folks would be interested in the pros and cons of jQuery and
> Sencha.
>
> Simon Mac Donald
> http://hi.im/simonmacdonald
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > First off, thanks to everyone for their feedback.
> >
> > I got the Sencha Touch v2 kitchensink sample working inside PhoneGap and
> the
> > responsiveness is much better than it was with the jQuery Mobile +
> Phonegap
> > sample project. The kitchensink sample inside PhoneGap is almost native
> > webapp speeds for a good majority of the sample tasks I tested (there are
> > only a few where the animations were a little choppy). I might try a few
> > other libraries but my worries about poor JS performance in PhoneGap have
> > been squashed. The jQuery Mobile experience left a bad taste in my mouth.
> >
> > Marc Meszaros
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Dan Menard <daniel.menard@macadamian.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Sencha just released a dev preview of Sencha Touch 2 a couple of weeks
> >> ago. The main goal of the switch was to improve performance, especially
> >> responsiveness. The layout engine was completely re-written*, and is now
> >> much quicker. The live demos I've seen looked as responsive as native
> apps,
> >> but they were pure webapps (so the overhead added by PhoneGap could
> still be
> >> a factor).
> >> I would definitely consider Sencha Touch 2 if I started a hybrid
> >> mobile/web app today. It's a huge step up from something like jQM, and
> the
> >> docs have gotten much, much better over the past few months.
> >> Full disclosure: I don't work for Sencha or anything, but I did just go
> to
> >> their conference and might still be a little indoctrinated. I have used
> both
> >> jQM and Sencha extensively, and Sencha is miles ahead at this point.
> >> < br>
> >> Happy coding!
> >> --
> >> Dan Menard, Software Developer, Macadamian
> >> dan-menard.com
> >>
> >> * For those interested in the technical details of the upgrade: They
> >> switched from a JavaScript-based rendering engine to a CSS-based one.
> This
> >> is necessarily going to be much faster, simply because you're no longer
> >> waiting for the DOM to finish loading before starting the rendering
> cycle.
> >> Not to mention the fact that CSS is a more efficient way to lay out a
> view
> >> anyway :)
> >> On Nov 1, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Martin Larochelle wrote:
> >>
> >> We built a large iPad app with SenchaTouch and PhoneGap. The
> >> responsiveness does not match the one of a native app, but it is
> acceptable.
> >> --
> >> Martin Larochelle, eng.
> >> Solutions Architect
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Marc Meszaros <marc.meszaros@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hey everyone,
> >>> I have been doing some research into using a cross platform tool to
> >>> develop an app for iPhone/Android/Blackberry. I landed on the two
> obvious
> >>> choices Appcelerator Titanium and PhoneGap. All feature requirements
> for the
> >>> project can be implemented by both platforms in one way or another.
> >>> One thing that is  relatively important is for the app to be reasonably
> >>> responsiveness. PhoneGap wins in the crossplatform-ness vs
> Appcelerator BUT,
> >>> when I tried some of the sample apps/demos of PhoneGap + JQM it was
> terribly
> >>> slow in responsiveness (~700ms response time). I have read that JQM is
> >>> horribly slow and that disabling transition effects helps, but is it
> enough?
> >>> Should I even bother with JQuery Mobile or anyther JS Mobile framework
> >>> (is Sensa Touch, XUI, etc.) or are they all slow? Can I get around this
> >>> problem by writing my own UI code from scratch (which is more work I
> would
> >>> like to avoid)? Or am I stuck with Appcelerator Titanium to get the
> >>> responsiveness I want?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Marc Meszaros
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>