Can this double picker be achieved by a web app (not a native app)?

Can this double picker be achieved by a web app in HTML (not a native app)?

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    The simple answer is that from a UI POV, nearly any native interaction can be emulated in a web app via JS, CSS and HTML. The more complex answer is to ask the question "when is it more appropriate to invest in emulating a native app vs. embracing the fact that it's a web app?" The answer to that will vary. – DA01 Oct 12 '11 at 18:36

Yes it can.

Take a look at Sencha Touch. The example below is from my iPhone in Safari (HTML5 app).

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  • Thanks John! It seems not built into jQuery mobile, even the mobiscroll.com plugin does not provide a double picker :( – bart Oct 12 '11 at 18:18
  • We tried jQuery mobile for a while but ended up switching to Sencha. I wish we did it 6 months ago. It's not perfect, but makes dev work much simpler. – JohnGB Oct 12 '11 at 18:33
  • jQuery mobile is mean to be a universal UI layer regardless of platform. Sencha tends to borrow more directly from iOS in emulating the controls. – DA01 Oct 12 '11 at 18:33
  • IMHO, Sencha is perfect if the team is fairly happy with the stuff out-of-the-box (it is fairly robust). jQuery is preferred if there's going to be a lot of roll-your-own solutions. I always prefer the out-of-the-box option from a dev standpoint but realize that from a UX POV, more often than not, there's a lot of rolling-your-own. – DA01 Oct 12 '11 at 18:34

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