Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap

Authors: Alber, Stephan, Fernandez, Wilkins

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Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap teaches you how to start app development with Parse and PhoneGap: free and open source software. Using the building block languages of the web--HTML, JavaScript, and CSS--you’ll be on your way to creating a fully working product with minimal effort as fast as possible. With over 25 years' of combined experience, the authors make daunting tasks seem trivial. There is no book on the market that can take you from designer to developer faster.

Using Facebook’s Parse as backend service, and Adobe’s PhoneGap (or Cordova) as a mobile development framework, building a highly customizable application is easier than you can imagine. A basic understanding of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS is not required, but it will help you pick up concepts faster.

This book is geared toward a designer who wants to explore the world of application development. If you do not know anything about design, that’s OK! We will walk you through step by step on how to build your first native iOS or Android app in the fastest and easiest way possible. Using free and open source software, this book will get you up and running quickly and efficiently--start using Parse and PhoneGap today with this key title.

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Stephan Alber was born and raised in South-West Germany. He started building his first websites in the mid 90s, using Mosaic and Netscape Navigator. At the time the internet usage in Germany was probably less than a percent. His early passion led to a career in development and design of web applications. After founding and running a social network for over 7 years – and at the same time getting a Bachelor of Science in Online Media at Furtwangen University – he started working for a variety of advertising agencies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, including clients like Mercedes-Benz, Hugo Boss, L'Oréal Paris and Maybelline New York. His side activity as author for technical topics at allfacebook.de (Mediabistro) induced him to hosting workshops about Facebook Application Development, as well as being active as a conference speaker or taking part as panelist about social media and technology in German TV shows. Eventually it was just a matter of time that he would end up in the USA, the "home" of the internet. After being approved for the Specialist Program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2012 he made his first working and educational experience in the United States as trainer for Facebook Application Development. Today he is leading the department "Creative Technology" for Noise Marketing (New York City), simultaneously he is filling the roles of a product manager and software developer for web and mobile app products. Past to present he worked with fortune 500 clients (e.g. Intel, Unilever, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Stephan Alber and Wilkins Fernandez
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0235-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0235-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0236-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
105 b/w illustrations
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