Because mobile applications are designed to run specifically on mobile devices, Oracle recommends building them with minimal, semantic HTML that is optimized for mobile connections.
To support mobile application development, Oracle Application Express incorporates jQuery Mobile. jQuery Mobile-based web pages use a lightweight framework that enables you to create compact and minimalistic web sites that include only a few images and CSS files. Using jQuery Mobile, these applications can run on the following mobile operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
jQuery Mobile supports mobile device-specific events, such as orientation change and touch events. You easily change the look and feel of jQuery Mobile-based applications by modifying the CSS using tools such as ThemeRoller.
To learn more about ThemeRoller, go to http://themeroller.jquerymobile.com.
To learn more about jQuery Mobile, go to http://jquerymobile.com.
To create a mobile application:
Schema - Each application obtains its privileges by parsing all SQL as a specific database schema. Identify the database schema owner.
Name - Enter the name used to identify the application to developers.
Application - Specify an integer value that identifies the application. The application ID must be unique within your Application Express instance. Application IDs between 3000 to 9000 are reserved for internal use by Oracle Application Express.
Theme - Select a theme. Themes are collections of templates used to define the layout and style of an entire application.
Theme Style - Select a Theme Style for your application. Theme styles define the CSS for your application's theme and can change the UI of your application.
To create an instant application consisting that includes just a login page and blank page, click the Create Application button.
Next, add pages to your application.
For Select Page Type, select the type of page you want to add. See "Available Page Types When Running the Create Application Wizard."
The available page types depends upon the User Interface you select in the previous step.
Action displays the currently selected page type.
For each selection, the wizard prompts you for different types of information, such as selecting a table name or report implementation. To learn more, see field-level Help.
Click Add Page.
The page (or pages) appear at the top of the page. To delete a page, click the Delete icon.
Repeat the previous steps until all pages have been added.
To exit this wizard early and use App Builder Defaults, click the Create Application button. To configure App Builder Defaults, see "Leveraging App Builder Defaults" in Oracle Application Express Administration Guide.
Shared components are common application elements that can be displayed or applied across multiple pages in an application. To save time or maintain consistency between applications, copy the shared components from an existing application. The types of shared components you can copy include: user interface themes, lists of values, navigation bar entries, authorization schemes and authentication schemes.
Authentication Scheme - Determine how to establish user identity before accessing an application.
To learn more, see field-level Help.
Language - Select the primary language for this application.
This attribute identifies the language in which an application is developed. This language is the base language from which all translations are made.
User Language Preference Derived From - Specifies how Application Express derives the translated application language. The application primary language can be static, derived from the Web browser language, or determined from a user preference or items. To learn more, see field-level Help.
You can alter the Language and User Language Preference Derived From attributes later on the Edit Globalization attributes page.
Date Format - Specifies the date format to be used in the application.
Use Date Format to alter the
NLS_DATE_FORMAT database session setting before showing or submitting any page within the application. This value can be a literal string containing a valid Oracle date format mask or an item reference through substitution syntax. If no value is specified, the default date format is derived from the database session at runtime. If supplied, this is also used as the date format for any items resulting from columns of type
Date Time Format - Specifies the date time format to be used in the application.
You can reference the Date Time Format in an application using the substitution reference
&APP_DATE_TIME_FORMAT., or in PL/SQL using the function
v('APP_DATE_TIME_FORMAT'). This attribute does not alter any NLS settings. This value can be a literal string containing a valid Oracle date format mask or an item reference using substitution syntax. If this attribute value is not specified, then a reference to
APP_DATE_TIME_FORMAT returns the NLS database session date format and the NLS time format.
Timestamp Format - Specifies the timestamp format to be used in your application.
Use Timestamp Format to alter the
NLS_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT database session setting before showing or submitting any page within the application. This value can be a literal string containing a valid Oracle timestamp format mask or an item reference through substitution syntax. If no value is specified, the default timestamp format is derived from the database session at runtime.
Timestamp Time Zone Format - Specifies the timestamp with time zone format to be used in your application.
Use Timestamp Time Zone Format to alter the
NLS_TIMESTAMP_TZ_FORMAT database session setting before showing or submitting any page within the application. This value can be a literal string containing a valid Oracle timestamp with time zone format mask or an item reference through substitution syntax. If no value is specified, the default timestamp with time zone format is derived from the database session at runtime.