How to make a mobile site for SharePoint 2010 data and content

A few weeks ago I learned about the way LinkedIn implements their mobile application and web site. Basically they use the same code base for both, meaning:

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • javascript
  • Socket.IO
  • MongoDB

Based on this technical design, I realized that SharePoint could use some of these technologies to create a mobile enabled site. The Out-of-the-box mobile version of a SharePoint site is ugly and it takes several third-paty tools (telerik, infragistics) to implement. By contrast, if we use Node.js to generate data and content services based on SharePoint lists. After that Express.js would use that information to create the javascript templates for the UI in HTML5 and CSS 3.

This implementation has the advantage of creating a one uniform UI for desktop web browsers and mobile devices. Also, with this technologies and HTML5, this application could be exported to PhoneGap to create native applications for iOS, Windows Phone and  Google Android.



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