Best platform to build an ecommerce mobile site on (html5, jqwery mobile?) a little confused :(

by Sonny Am 4 replies
Hi there guys,

Just had a three questions regarding mobile web;

Number 1

What is the best platform for building a mobile site for an ecommerce store.

I am not a techie and have been bombarded with words such as Jqwery mobile, html5, phonegap ect when i googled around...which is the most effective or most used platform and tools????, so I know what to look out for if hiring a mobile web developer...

Number 2

Also how is a mobile site set up so it autoupdates when something is added on the main site..?

Number 3

One final question....say the client is a restaurant, how do I create a mobile booking form on a mobile site so it synchronizes with the main site booking form and data?


Really looking forward to your replies on the above guys....
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  • Profile picture of the author annaharris
    1> As per my opinion BigCommerce is the best platform for building a mobile site for an ecommerce store.
    2 & 3> MobStac platform fulfill your 2nd and 3rd requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew H
    Number 1: These are different platforms you can use. Phonegap would be for building an app. Sit down with a developer and go over your needs and you can find out the best course of action.

    Number 2: The same database will be used for both a desktop/mobile/app. So all the same information interacting with the db, just different interface.

    Number 3: See number 2.
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      If you use a responsive theme (I would go this route if I don't want a real app for phones)

      1. You don't need to create a separate mobile theme for it.

      2. You don't have to, because the desktop and mobile theme are the same if it's responsive.

      3. Same, see 1. and 2.
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    Originally Posted by Sonny Am View Post

    Hi there guys,

    Just had a three questions regarding mobile web;

    Number 1

    What is the best platform for building a mobile site for an ecommerce store.

    I am not a techie and have been bombarded with words such as Jqwery mobile, html5, phonegap ect when i googled around...which is the most effective or most used platform and tools????, so I know what to look out for if hiring a mobile web developer...

    Number 2

    Also how is a mobile site set up so it autoupdates when something is added on the main site..?

    Number 3

    One final question....say the client is a restaurant, how do I create a mobile booking form on a mobile site so it synchronizes with the main site booking form and data?


    Really looking forward to your replies on the above guys....
    #1 - All the things you mentioned are different parts I would use to build the overall site. HTML is what sites are built out of and the main language behind the web. JQuery is a javascript library. I would use these two together to create a site. I would also look at PHP. This is what the bulk of a dynamic site would be built from. There are other languages like python/perl ect. I personally like PHP the best.

    #2. This requires backend integration with a database using (in my case) MySQL and PHP. You can throw a code block onto the main page that queries the database and pulls the nth number of results back for dispay.
    Mobile or desktop your using the same databases.

    #3. see 2.

    What I think your missing here is the technology powering the main functions of an e-commerce site are the same mobile or not. When you look at say amazon for example, if your on a phone or tablet your still pulling the same information from their servers as if you are on a computer. The only thing that's going to change is the sites look which is going to be dictated by the HTML/CSS.
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