Beginning Smartphone Web Development

Building JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax-based Applications for iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60

Authors: Frederick, Gail, Lal, Rajesh

  • One of the first books on Smartphone specific Web development
  • Mobile is a very dynamic growth area for developers as iPhone and BlackBerry continue to be hot along with the emergence of Android, Palm Pre webOS, etc.
  • The author is Gail Frederick, a widely recognized luminary, trainer and consultant in mobile Web standards, who runs the popular website http://learnthemobileweb.com
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About this book

Today’s Web 2.0 applications (think Facebook and Twitter) go far beyond the confines of the desktop and are widely used on mobile devices. The mobile Web has become incredibly popular given the success of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the importance of Windows Mobile, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we are fortunate to have Gail Frederick of the well-known training site Learn the Mobile Web offer her expert advice in Beginning Smartphone Web Development. In this book, Gail teaches the web standards and fundamentals specific to smartphones and other feature-driven mobile phones and devices.

  • Shows you how to build interactive mobile web sites using web technologies optimized for browsers in smartphones
  • Details markup fundamentals, design principles, content adaptation, usability, and interoperability
  • Explores cross-platform standards and best practices for the mobile Web authored by the W3C, dotMobi, and similar organizations
  • Dives deeps into the feature sets of the most popular mobile browsers, including WebKit, Chrome, Palm Pre webOS, Pocket IE, Opera Mobile, and Skyfire

By the end of this book, you’ll have the training, tools, and techniques for creating robust mobile web experiences on any of these platforms for your favorite smartphone or other mobile device.

About the authors

Gail Rahn Frederick is an expert web developer and software architect in the mobile industry. Her products target 500+ device models and have been deployed at 10+ mobile operators in North America and Europe. She advocates standards-based mobile development techniques as a blogger and conference presenter. Gail teaches standards-based mobile web development in Portland, Oregon. Her students learn mobile markup languages, mobile design and usability, content adaptation, best practices, advanced web development for smartphones and defensive programming for the mobile ecosystem.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to Mobile Web Development

    Frederick, Gail Rahn (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Set Up Your Mobile Web Development Environment

    Frederick, Gail Rahn (et al.)

    Pages 15-43

  • Mobile Markup Languages

    Frederick, Gail Rahn (et al.)

    Pages 47-96

  • Device Awareness and Content Adaptation

    Frederick, Gail Rahn (et al.)

    Pages 97-134

  • Adding Interactivity with JavaScript and AJAX

    Frederick, Gail Rahn (et al.)

    Pages 135-159

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2621-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2620-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Smartphone Web Development
Book Subtitle
Building JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax-based Applications for iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Gail Frederick and Rajesh Lal
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2621-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2621-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2620-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 368
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