jQuery Mobile vs Ratchet: 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, Ratchet is detailed as "Build mobile apps with simple HTML, CSS, and JS components". Made by the creators of Twitter Bootstrap, Ratchet is a library that allows you to build mobile apps with simple HTML, CSS, and JS components.
jQuery Mobile and Ratchet can be primarily classified as "Mobile UI Frameworks" tools.
jQuery Mobile and Ratchet are both open source tools. It seems that Ratchet with 14.4K GitHub stars and 1.52K forks on GitHub has more adoption than jQuery Mobile with 9.97K GitHub stars and 2.57K GitHub forks.