jQuery Mobile is an HTML5-based framework that uses CSS3 and themes for building applications. The jQuery Mobile API supports Touch events as well as Mouse events usually associated with jQuery. As a result you can use jQuery Mobile to build applications that are accessible on mobile and desktop devices.
The Mobile Application Platform supports jQuery Mobile scripts.
In PeopleTools 8.56, JQuery Mobile was updated to Version 1.4.5, as part of this upgrade these files are no longer part of the Web Server install for the Gateway. The old files will remain under the directory (map/defaults) in order for the Gateway to support older tools releases. For 8.56 and above,these files are part of the PT_MAP_FRAMEWORK Template. When a File Sync is performed these files are propagated to the Gateway. This allows different versions of JQuery/ JQuery Mobile to co-exist on a single Gateway, as well simplifying the update process for these files.