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Phonegap Essentials: Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

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PhoneGap is Adobe’s distribution of the free and open source framework (originally developed by Nitobi) that is now also available from the Apache Foundation as Apache Cordova™. Using PhoneGap, developers can build native mobile apps using standard HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, and then deploy those apps to every leading mobile platform with little or no recoding. Up to now, though, PhoneGap was lacking complete, practical documentation. PhoneGap Essentials fills that void: It’s the first concise, yet complete, tutorial for succeeding with PhoneGap in real-world development.

 

Experienced mobile developer John M. Wargo thoroughly introduces the PhoneGap platform, explaining what it is, what it does, and how it works. He then guides you through configuring PhoneGap environments—creating complete mobile apps—and building them for the Google Android™, Samsung bada, BlackBerry® devices, Apple® iOS, Symbian™ OS, and Windows® Phone. Through realistic examples, you’ll master key PhoneGap APIs for everything from GPS to the file system, contacts to camera, device to events, and more. Wargo also demonstrates how to take full advantage of PhoneGap Build, PhoneGap’s cloud-based packaging utility.

 

Coverage includes

  • The anatomy of a PhoneGap application (what makes an application a PhoneGap application)
  • Understanding the impact of cross-platform development issues
  • Exploring the entire PhoneGap development process, including testing and debugging
  • Expanding PhoneGap’s capabilities with third-party development tools and plug-ins
  • Building cross-platform apps that use the device camera, compass, accelerometer, and other hardware
  • Reading from and writing to the contacts database and the device file system
  • Installing tools needed to develop PhoneGap apps for Android, bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Phone
  • Reacting to events and notifying users
  • Using the Media API to record and play media files
  • Building for multiple platforms simultaneously using PhoneGap Build 

About the Website

Downloadable code projects, additional information, and errata are available at phonegapessentials.com.

Synopsis:

PhoneGap is Adobe’s distribution of the free and open source framework (originally developed by Nitobi) that is now also available from the Apache Foundation as Apache Cordova™. Using PhoneGap, developers can build native mobile apps using standard HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, and then deploy those apps to every leading mobile platform with little or no recoding. Up to now, though, PhoneGap was lacking complete, practical documentation. PhoneGap Essentials fills that void: It’s the first concise, yet complete, tutorial for succeeding with PhoneGap in real-world development.

 

Experienced mobile developer John M. Wargo thoroughly introduces the PhoneGap platform, explaining what it is, what it does, and how it works. He then guides you through configuring PhoneGap environments—creating complete mobile apps—and building them for the Google Android™, Samsung bada, BlackBerry® devices, Apple® iOS, Symbian™ OS, and Windows® Phone. Through realistic examples, you’ll master key PhoneGap APIs for everything from GPS to the file system, contacts to camera, device to events, and more. Wargo also demonstrates how to take full advantage of PhoneGap Build, PhoneGap’s cloud-based packaging utility.

 

Coverage includes

  • The anatomy of a PhoneGap application (what makes an application a PhoneGap application)
  • Understanding the impact of cross-platform development issues
  • Exploring the entire PhoneGap development process, including testing and debugging
  • Expanding PhoneGap’s capabilities with third-party development tools and plug-ins
  • Building cross-platform apps that use the device camera, compass, accelerometer, and other hardware
  • Reading from and writing to the contacts database and the device file system
  • Installing tools needed to develop PhoneGap apps for Android, bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Phone
  • Reacting to events and notifying users
  • Using the Media API to record and play media files
  • Building for multiple platforms simultaneously using PhoneGap Build 

About the Website

Downloadable code projects, additional information, and errata are available at phonegapessentials.com.

Synopsis:

Using PhoneGap, mobile developers can write cross-platform mobile apps using standard HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS - and then deploy those apps to every leading mobile platform with little or no recoding. The open source PhoneGap platform has attracted immense interest amongst mobile developers, but its official documentation is sparse and incomplete. Now, for the first time, there's a concise, practical, developer's guide to succeeding with PhoneGap in real-world mobile development. Long-time mobile developer John Wargo (author of BlackBerry Development Fundamentals) thoroughly introduces the PhoneGap platform: what it is, what it does, and how it works. Next, Wargo guides developers through configuring their PhoneGap development environments, creating a complete mobile app, and then configuring and building it for leading mobile platforms Android, Bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone. Example applications highlight PhoneGap's APIs, demonstrating how to use mobile platform capabilities ranging from GPS and accelerometers to file systems and built-in applications. Readers also learn how to make the most of PhoneGap Build, PhoneGap's cloud-based packaging utility.

 

About the Author

John M. Wargo has more than twenty years of experience designing and developing enterprise applications with a focus on collaboration and process automation. John has spent the last five years focusing on mobile development having worked for Research In Motion and authored BlackBerry Development Fundamentals (Addison-Wesley, 2010; www.bbdevfundamentals.com) and a series of articles on mobile development for The View (www.eview.com). He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, delivering sessions on mobile development and analysis of mobile industry trends. In his current role, he is a practice manager in AT&T’s Advanced Mobile Applications Practice, specializing in mobile application platforms and frameworks, and helping customers realize their mobile initiatives.

Table of Contents

Part 1: PhoneGap

1. Introduction to PhoneGap

2. Anatomy of a PhoneGap Application

Part 2: PhoneGap Development Tools

3. Configuring an Android Development Environment for PhoneGap

4. Configuring a Bada Development Environment for PhoneGap

5. Configuring a BlackBerry Development Environment for PhoneGap

6. Configuring an iOS Development Environment for PhoneGap

7. Configuring a Symbian Development Environment for PhoneGap

8. Configuring a webOS Development Environment for PhoneGap

9. PhoneGap Build

Part 3: PhoneGap API’s

10. Accelerometer

11. Camera

12. Capture

13. Compass

14. Connection

15. Contacts

16. Device

17. Events

18. File

19. Geolocation

20. Media

21. Notification

22. Storage

Appendices

Appendix A: Installing the PhoneGap Files

Appendix B: Installing the Oracle Java Developer Kit

Appendix C: Installing Apache Ant

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321814296
Author:
Wargo, John M.
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Wargo, John
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Data Transmission Systems - General
Subject:
Apache Cordova, Mobile programming, PhoneGap, HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS, Android, iOS
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120615
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6.9 x 0.9 in 603 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Mobile and Handheld Devices » Programming
Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » General
Computers and Internet » Programming » Apple Programming
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General

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"Synopsis" by ,

PhoneGap is Adobe’s distribution of the free and open source framework (originally developed by Nitobi) that is now also available from the Apache Foundation as Apache Cordova™. Using PhoneGap, developers can build native mobile apps using standard HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, and then deploy those apps to every leading mobile platform with little or no recoding. Up to now, though, PhoneGap was lacking complete, practical documentation. PhoneGap Essentials fills that void: It’s the first concise, yet complete, tutorial for succeeding with PhoneGap in real-world development.

 

Experienced mobile developer John M. Wargo thoroughly introduces the PhoneGap platform, explaining what it is, what it does, and how it works. He then guides you through configuring PhoneGap environments—creating complete mobile apps—and building them for the Google Android™, Samsung bada, BlackBerry® devices, Apple® iOS, Symbian™ OS, and Windows® Phone. Through realistic examples, you’ll master key PhoneGap APIs for everything from GPS to the file system, contacts to camera, device to events, and more. Wargo also demonstrates how to take full advantage of PhoneGap Build, PhoneGap’s cloud-based packaging utility.

 

Coverage includes

  • The anatomy of a PhoneGap application (what makes an application a PhoneGap application)
  • Understanding the impact of cross-platform development issues
  • Exploring the entire PhoneGap development process, including testing and debugging
  • Expanding PhoneGap’s capabilities with third-party development tools and plug-ins
  • Building cross-platform apps that use the device camera, compass, accelerometer, and other hardware
  • Reading from and writing to the contacts database and the device file system
  • Installing tools needed to develop PhoneGap apps for Android, bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Phone
  • Reacting to events and notifying users
  • Using the Media API to record and play media files
  • Building for multiple platforms simultaneously using PhoneGap Build 

About the Website

Downloadable code projects, additional information, and errata are available at phonegapessentials.com.

"Synopsis" by ,

Using PhoneGap, mobile developers can write cross-platform mobile apps using standard HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS - and then deploy those apps to every leading mobile platform with little or no recoding. The open source PhoneGap platform has attracted immense interest amongst mobile developers, but its official documentation is sparse and incomplete. Now, for the first time, there's a concise, practical, developer's guide to succeeding with PhoneGap in real-world mobile development. Long-time mobile developer John Wargo (author of BlackBerry Development Fundamentals) thoroughly introduces the PhoneGap platform: what it is, what it does, and how it works. Next, Wargo guides developers through configuring their PhoneGap development environments, creating a complete mobile app, and then configuring and building it for leading mobile platforms Android, Bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone. Example applications highlight PhoneGap's APIs, demonstrating how to use mobile platform capabilities ranging from GPS and accelerometers to file systems and built-in applications. Readers also learn how to make the most of PhoneGap Build, PhoneGap's cloud-based packaging utility.

 

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