jQuery plugin for mobile date input

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What is this all about?

  • A simple and intuitive date picker for mobile devices
  • HTML5 input type date is not widely supported
  • Enabled when HTML5 input type date is not detected (can be overridden)
  • Three select boxes will populate your original date field
  • Contains a built in valid date checker, for example 31 February 2016 is invalid
  • Many configuration options are available

I would recommend jQuery UI Datepicker for non-mobile devices.

How do I use it?

Step 1: Include files

At it's simplest you just need the jQuery library and the mobileDateSelector Javascript file:

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="[your-path]/jquery.mobiledateselector.min.js"></script>

There is an optional basic theme (the plugin will work without this):

<link rel="stylesheet" href="[your-path]/mobile-date-selector.css" />

Step 2: Add a class

Add a class to your date field, e.g. 'datepicker':

<input type="date" value="" class="datepicker" />

Step 3: Initialise the plugin

Using the class you chose in step 2:

$(function() {

View the configuration options.

Questions & suggestions?

Feel free to submit them via GitHub's issue tracker.