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Cracking iPhone and Android Native Development

Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Without the Kludge

Authors: Baxter-Reynolds, Matthew

  • Only book on the market that helps the reader move from their "intellectual investment" in one platform in such a way that a native understanding of the platform is preserved
  • Acts as a start-up guide to developers moving from Windows Mobile 6.5 to Windows Phone 7 or to a different platform (a key audience this year)
  • Focuses on native solutions (not compatibility hacks) that are most likely to be adopted by a wide swath of mobile users and developers
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About this book

You've developed a killer app for one mobile device—now it’s time to maximize your intellectual investment and develop for the full spectrum of mobile platforms and devices. With Cracking iPhone and Android Native Development, you’ll learn how to quickly retool between the iPhone and Android platforms and broaden the interest and audience of your app, without working with burdensome and error-prone compatibility layers and toolkits.

Cracking iPhone and Android Native Development takes you, the developer, through the same mobile software development project on both platforms, learning the differences between and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each platform as you go. No magic intermediate layers of obfuscation—by the time you get to the end, you'll be an expert at developing for any of the major smartphone platforms using each vendor's preferred toolset and approach.

Cracking iPhone and Android Native Development covers the iPhone and Android platforms, two of the hottest mobile device platforms on the market today.

About the authors

Matthew Baxter-Reynolds is a software development consultant, working with companies to improve their products and capability as software developers. Between 2000 and 2003, he wrote a considerable amount of content on Windows .NET and Windows DNA technologies for Wrox Press, including a best-selling book, Beginning E-commerce. He also acts as chief technical officer to Simplehosted, a leading provider of mobile workforce management solutions in the U.K. Their solutions are based on Windows Mobile.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Baxter-Reynolds, Matthew

    Pages 1-4

  • The Six Bookmarks Server Service

    Baxter-Reynolds, Matthew

    Pages 5-18

  • Application Architecture and Functional Specification

    Baxter-Reynolds, Matthew

    Pages 19-33

  • Android: Installing the Toolset

    Baxter-Reynolds, Matthew

    Pages 35-54

  • Android: Building the Logon Form and Consuming REST Services

    Baxter-Reynolds, Matthew

    Pages 55-91

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3199-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3198-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cracking iPhone and Android Native Development
Book Subtitle
Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Without the Kludge
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Matthew Baxter-Reynolds
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3199-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3199-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3198-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 480
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