In this quick screencast you will learn how to use the jQuery Mobile swipe event. This allows you to simulate touch based swipes on touch based devices. The swipe event comes from jQuery Mobile touch events, and as quoted form jquerymobile.com
jQuery Mobile offers several custom events that build upon native events to create useful hooks for development. Note that these events employ various touch, mouse, and window events, depending on event existence, so you can bind to them for use in both handheld and desktop environments.