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Beginning PhoneGap

Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and HTML5

Authors: Ghatol, Rohit, Patel, Yogesh

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  • Beginning PhoneGap is a definitive, one-of-a-kind book that teaches the fundamentals and strategies behind cross-platform mobile application development. Instead of learning languages like Objective-C, focus on building apps from day one for Android, iOS, Blackberry, WebOS and Symbian—without the complexities of these platforms.

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About this book

PhoneGap is a growing and leading open-source mobile web apps development framework that lets developers build JavaScript and HTML5-based web applications with native wrappers for more than six mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. This framework lets you build HTML- and JavaScript-based apps and still take advantage of native mobile device capabilities like camera, localStorage, geolocation, storage and much more, irrespective of the mobile platform you target. It also lets you use more specialized JavaScript frameworks like jQuery Mobile and more.

Beginning PhoneGap is a definitive, one-of-a-kind book that teaches the fundamentals and strategies behind cross-platform mobile application development. Instead of learning languages like Objective-C, focus on building apps from day one for Android, iOS, Blackberry, WebOS and Symbian—without the complexities of these platforms.

This book shows how to build apps which makes use of Google Local Search to create a Restaurant finder apps (which uses Maps to layout locations and uses internal database to store your favorite restaurants. Furthermore, you'll learn how to extend PhoneGap's functionality by using PhoneGap plugins to write apps like Dropbox (syncing files in the background outside HTML/JavaScript code and in native code).

By the time you finish Beginning PhoneGap, you'll know PhoneGap inside and out, and, consequently, be able to develop mobile web apps faster and more efficiently than ever before. Make more money in less time!

About the authors

Rohit Ghatol is a technology evangelist, always analyzing upcoming technology and finding the right places to apply it. Rohit is an associate architect with Quickoffice, building its mobile suite. He is a technical speaker on various topics including Android, Google Web Toolkit, and various Google and Spring technologies. He is a Google Technology User Group manager and formerly worked as part of the OpenSocial team at Google.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Understanding Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development

    Ghatol, Rohit (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Getting Started with PhoneGap

    Ghatol, Rohit (et al.)

    Pages 17-96

  • Setting the Environment

    Ghatol, Rohit (et al.)

    Pages 97-126

  • Using PhoneGap with jQuery Mobile

    Ghatol, Rohit (et al.)

    Pages 127-192

  • Using PhoneGap with Sencha Touch

    Ghatol, Rohit (et al.)

    Pages 193-230

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3904-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3903-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning PhoneGap
Book Subtitle
Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and HTML5
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Rohit Ghatol and Yogesh Patel
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3904-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3904-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3903-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 344
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