General information when developing Mobile Web applications

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This tutorial presents general development information for the Mobile Web environment.

Mobile Web applications run on smartphones and tablets.
You can optimize the application for Mobile Web by adding or changing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files in the mobilewebapp environment folder.

Optimizing for Mobile Web

When you develop a Mobile Web app, network performance is a highly important optimization to think about.
You can optimize network performance by implementing the following two actions:

  • Use minification and concatenation to reduce the size and number of files that are used within the application. This feature is available for the following environments: Android, iOS, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry 10, Mobile Web and Desktop Browser.
  • Use HTML 5 Application Cache.

For more information about minification and concatenation, see the topic about optimizing MobileFirst applications, in the user documentation.

Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.
Last modified on December 01, 2015