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jQuery Mobile vs jQuery UI: What are the differences?

Developers describe jQuery Mobile as "Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets". jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices. On the other hand, jQuery UI is detailed as "Curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library". Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.

jQuery Mobile can be classified as a tool in the "Mobile UI Frameworks" category, while jQuery UI is grouped under "Javascript UI Libraries".

jQuery Mobile and jQuery UI are both open source tools. jQuery UI with 10.7K GitHub stars and 5.06K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than jQuery Mobile with 9.97K GitHub stars and 2.57K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, jQuery UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1896 company stacks & 575 developers stacks; compared to jQuery Mobile, which is listed in 231 company stacks and 35 developer stacks.

What is jQuery Mobile?

jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.

What is jQuery UI?

Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.
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        Zepto
        While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
        AngularJS
        AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
        Framework7
        Framework7 - is a free and open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS native look and feel. All you need to make it work is a simple HTML layout and attached framework's CSS and JS files! Framework7 doesn't force you to write some custom tags that will be converted by JavaScript to something else.
        Ionic
        Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
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        Avatar of Tony Manso
        Tony Manso uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

        I only use the modal dialog thingy in jQuery UI, which displays when the player is not currently playing. I'm not big on the DOM and so it would have taken me a lifetime to figure out how to do this on my own, as compared to the 5 minutes to install jQuery UI and invoke it.

        Avatar of John Galbraith
        John Galbraith uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

        The JQuery libraries are embedded in my home page that allow my site to be viewed the way I want them to.

        Avatar of Romans Malinovskis
        Romans Malinovskis uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

        We fully integrate it into the framework and also supply a nice theme.

        Avatar of Nicholas Alexander
        Nicholas Alexander uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

        Front end form capabilities and animations, drag and drop, etc.

        Avatar of Hunt Norment
        Hunt Norment uses jQuery UIjQuery UI

        4 years of experience using jQuery UI for front-end coolness.

        Avatar of Val Neekman
        Val Neekman uses jQuery MobilejQuery Mobile

        jQuery Mobile is used for swiping images in carousel.

        Avatar of ssshake
        ssshake uses jQuery MobilejQuery Mobile

        I use this for most of my HTML5 based applications.

        Avatar of Lamm Moretto
        Lamm Moretto uses jQuery MobilejQuery Mobile

        Mobile APP Front END

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