There is a lot of confusion going on about Oracle APEX support for mobile Phones (mobile Web-Applications).
Yesterday started Kscope 2011 with some very interesting presentations and a load of Twitter messages following that.On the one Hand it’s for sure that Oracle APEX will integrate jQuery mobile in the future, on the other Hand nobody knows (or tells) when this will happen. Most probably not for the upcoming Version 4.1 of Application Express, but maybe it comes with 4.1.1 or 4.2 or…
The good thing is: it doesn’t matter.
If you want to create mobile Web Application with Oracle APEX you can do so already, in almost any available Version of APEX (i tried it in 3.2 and 4.0, both work very well).
Just read my postings on APEX on your smartphone, you’ll see it’s no magic at all.
But Oracle APEX 4.1 (and/or the following versions) will bring some fundamental enhancements in the APEX engine that makes it even easier to create a mobile Application.
That is dynamic lists (based on a SQL Statement), Templates without a HTML-Table around Page-Items and Labels (very important!) and much more.
And, of course, Oracle will bring a full fledged mobile Theme for APEX which will include many templates for your Reports, Lists, Forms, Items, Buttons and all to look and work good on a mobile phone.
No need to wait
Still there is no need to wait. If you need/want a mobile APEX Application now you can alreay build it. Your code will work in future versions, so there is nothing lost.
And now: go on and write a mobile Application. Mobile is the future !
If you want help doing that, just contact me.