How to fix long start times and blank white screen for Android Apps built on Phonegap and jQTouch

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In some cases an Android app built on the jQTouch extension of the Phonegap Framework can take 10 to 30 seconds to start. During this time the user sees a blank white screen. Here is a workaround that reduces startup to a few seconds: First delete the line with the standard initial call to jQTouch (e.g. $.jQTouch({options}). Then add the following functions and style property to your body tag. function init() { document.addEventListener("deviceready", onDeviceReady, false); } function onDeviceReady() { $.jQTouch({statusBar:'black'}); //the options do not matter $('body').css('display','inline'); } <body onload="init();" style="display:none;"> That's all! Good luck.

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