HOWTO: Add charting on mobile browsers with jQuery, PHP, XML

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Add charting on mobile browsers

Mobile technologies generate a lot of interest, and it’s easy to see why. The power of modern cell phones rivals that of desktops from just a few years back. The one I have in my pocket is dual core! In fact, the “phone” aspect of phones is now almost secondary. Web browsing and applications are where it’s at, and with tools like jQuery Mobile you can easily put a mobile-friendly face on your application.

In this article, I use a combination of PHP and XML on the back end and jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and jqPlot on the front end to build a highly interactive polling application. In the completed example application, the administrator of the site can create new poll questions with associated answers. On the front end, users can navigate through a list of polls, vote on which answer they like best, and see a graph of the results. You will be amazed at the power of mobile devices today and easily you can write applications for them with off-the-shelf tools.

You’ll first write the back end, then work forward to build the front end of the application.

~ by WPA Staff on September 23, 2011.

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