I have made some kind of starter-kit (NSF) to build a great XPages app for tablets/smartphones. I have setup a subset of custom controls which accept properties. A simple form in Notes you can use to setup navigation for header, footer and a vertical menu.
You can download the (zipped) NSF on Dropbox.
Below you can see a sample result:
Please let me know if you experience any problems or if you have suggestions for improvement. Happy coding!