Introducing Wijmo Professional & Enterprise
We have moved all Wijmo products to a subscription model. Now, we will feature 3 releases per year and any customer with a current subscription will be eligible for free upgrades.Make sure to Download Wijmo 2013v1 and explore the new demos.
Wijmo Complete is no longer being sold and we now offer Wijmo Professional as a subscription in its place.
We have also added Wijmo Enterprise as a bundled product. It includes everything from Wijmo Professional and our new SpreadJS control.
Lastly, we have added a Platinum Support option to our products. Platinum Support grants access to phone support for any customer with a current subscription.
Adaptive Widget Framework
Meet the new Adaptive Widget framework from Wijmo. All of our widgets will automatically adapt to jQuery Mobile or jQuery UI environments. Simply by swapping out jQuery UI for jQuery Mobile, you can convert your widgets to be mobile without changing a single line of code! That’s right, Wijmo 2013v1 supports both jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile including both Themerollers and Themes. Wijmo is offering something that no other tool can: a set of widgets that automatically adapts to its environment.
If you want to do full-web development with Wijmo you can continue to reference jQuery UI as a dependency. However, if you are looking to do mobile development, just reference jQuery Mobile instead of jQuery UI.
Let’s take a look at an example. Traditionally, you would reference jQuery UI as a dependency and add a widget to the page. Here you can see what accordion would look like rendered along with jQuery UI.
Now, if we add jQuery Mobile as a dependency and remove jQuery UI the same exact accordion will render like so.
You can reference Wijmo 2013v1 from our CDN and use the Adaptive Widgets with jQuery Mobile like so.
You can reference SpreadJS from our CDN and use the widget like so.
New jQuery Mobile AppView Widget
Responsive Web Design is a great way of building websites, but what about mobile web applications? We love jQuery Mobile and wanted to make it even easier to build responsive applications with it. AppView is an all-in-one widget for mobile applications. It has built-in navigation, ajax-loaded content and a responsive layout system. AppView is ideal for building a single application that works on both phones and tablets while optimizing screen real estate.
Let’s look at an example of how AppView works. Using really simple markup, we can create this application with navigation and layout. The markup requires a header, content, and menu like so.
<div data-role="page" data-theme="b"> <div data-role="wijappview"> <div data-role="appviewpage"> <div data-role="header" data-position="fixed"> <h2>Appview</h2> </div> <div data-role="content"> Default content, not displayed on a small screen. </div> </div> <div data-role="menu" class="ui-body-a"> <ul data-role="wijlistview" data-theme="a"> <li><a href="nuncTincidunt.html">Nunc tincidunt</a></li> <li><a href="proinDolor.html">Proin dolor</a></li> <li><a href="aeneanLacinia.html">Aenean lacinia</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div>
jQuery Mobile ListView
Our philosophy is to embrace community standards instead of replace them. So we chose to extend jQuery Mobile instead of writing our own mobile framework. We literally extended jQuery Mobile ListView. In this release you will find it identical to the jQuery Mobile API, but we will be adding features soon. We chose to extend it and use it internally (our AppView widget uses it heavily) so that when we add these features we will not cause breaking changes moving forward. If you haven’t used it yet, jQuery Mobile’s ListView is an outstanding widget for mobile development. Here is what it looks like in action.
Wijmo Data API
Wijmo Data is a very light DataView API that is easily extended with Adapters. We originally wrote a very robust Data API, but decided to scale back our own library and instead integrate popular libraries. This release features our own Breeze Data Adapter that makes using Breeze with wijmo quite seamless. BreezeJS is becoming an industry standard, and our philosophy is to embrace and integrate with standards. By doing so, we can keep wijmo lightweight and you can choose the frameworks you want to work with.
jQuery Version Updated
We have updated to officially support jQuery 1.9 and jQuery UI 1.10 in Wijmo 2013v1. Now you can use the latest versions of jQuery and jQuery UI with Wijmo. Note, however, that our jQuery Mobile support is at 1.2 and it required jQuery 1.8.2.