jqMobi released a developer preview of jqMobile version 1.2, which adds support for Microsoft’s recently launched Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms.

The release gains support for Internet Explorer, marking the first time an additional browser has been supported beyond WebKit-based products.

All of jqMobi’s core and base plugins have been extended to support the IE10 browser in WP8, including fixed headers and footers, CSS3 transitions and JS-based scrolling.

Ian Maffett, jqMobi lead developer, said: “Microsoft's IE10 browser delivers really good performance that is competitive with the best browsers we've seen on Android and iOS. So that means that developers who want to take advantage of jqMobi to deliver iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps can give their users an identically fantastic experience across all four device platforms."

jqMobi is described as “the first JavaScript framework specifically designed for speed and continuity of user experience across mobile devices from different manufacturers”.