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Beginning PhoneGap


Create cross-platform mobile apps without having to learn a new language!

PhoneGap is an open source solution, ideal for web developers wanting to build cross-platform mobile apps without having to learn a new language. Using HTML, CSS, and Javascript, PhoneGap allows you to jump into the mobile world and develop apps for iPhone, Android, and the BlackBerry.

  • Walks you through installing the development software
  • Covers the basics of each of PhoneGap’s functional units
  • Introduces various projects you can build with the framework
  • Discusses using HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Explores the features accelerameter and compass
  • Examines media, storage and files, camera, contacts, geolocation, and more

Within Beginning PhoneGap, each new chapter builds on the lessons taught in the previous so that by the end of the book, you can have mobile apps up and running!

From the Back Cover
Now web developers can create cross-platform mobile apps in a language they already know

Are you a web developer eager to move into the mobile space, but don’t have the time to learn a new language? Then PhoneGap is what you’ve been waiting for. PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create cross-platform applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Beginning PhoneGap shows you how to make it happen. After a brief review on installing and configuring PhoneGap, you quickly dive into using PhoneGap to build iOS, Android, and Blackberry applications. Each chapter provides an in-depth view of different components, and lets you master each through exercises before moving on to the next piece. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to create your own mobile applications.

Beginning PhoneGap:

  • Walks you through the entire process of creating a PhoneGap application, including contacts, the camera, media files, storage options, and more
  • Demonstrates how to install and configure PhoneGap for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, webOS, and Symbian
  • Reviews event objects and event types
  • Shares techniques for working with the network, the device, and notifications
  • Provides essential guidance on mastering the filesystem, web databases, and storage
  • Encourages you to make the most of Geolocation, Compass, and Accelerometer
  • Includes an array of exercises throughout the book where you can apply what you just learned

Book Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111815665X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118156650
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