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Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android apps. With this book, you'll learn how to use these web technologies to design and build apps for any Android device, using the framework of your choice. No knowledge of Java is required.

Device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and this book shows you how to create one product that can be used on several mobile operating systems. You'll find guidelines for using the free PhoneGap framework to convert your product into a native Android app. And you'll learn why releasing your product as a web app first helps you find, fix, and test bugs much faster than if you went straight to the Android Market with a product built with the official Android SDK.

  • Build Android apps with tools you already know how to use
  • Learn advanced styling techniques for creating animation
  • Develop apps with jQTouch and XUI that look and feel like native Android apps
  • Take advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the Android device is offline
  • Hook into advanced Android features — including the accelerometer, camera, microphone, and more — with JavaScript
  • Submit your applications to the Android Market

Synopsis:

Presents instructions for creating Android applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with information on such topics as styling, animation, client-side data storage, using PhoneGap, and testing and debugging.

About the Author

Jonathan Stark is a mobile and web application consultant who has been called "an expert on publishing desktop data to the web" by the Wall Street Journal. He has written two books on web application programming, is a tech editor for both php|architect and Advisor magazines, and has been quoted in the media on internet and mobile lifestyle trends. Jonathan began his programming career more than 20 years ago on a Tandy TRS-80 and still thinks Zork was a sweet game.

Table of Contents

Preface; Who Should Read This Book; What You Need to Use This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Getting Started; 1.1 Web Apps Versus Native Apps; 1.2 Web Programming Crash Course; Chapter 2: Basic Styling; 2.1 Don’t Have a Website?; 2.2 First Steps; 2.3 Adding the Android CSS; 2.4 Adding the Android Look and Feel; 2.5 Adding Basic Behavior with jQuery; 2.6 What You’ve Learned; Chapter 3: Advanced Styling; 3.1 Adding a Touch of Ajax; 3.2 Traffic Cop; 3.3 Simple Bells and Whistles; 3.4 Adding an Icon to the Home Screen; 3.5 What You’ve Learned; Chapter 4: Animation; 4.1 With a Little Help from Our Friend; 4.2 Sliding Home; 4.3 Adding the Dates Panel; 4.4 Adding the Date Panel; 4.5 Adding the New Entry Panel; 4.6 Adding the Settings Panel; 4.7 Putting It All Together; 4.8 Customizing jQTouch; 4.9 What You’ve Learned; Chapter 5: Client-Side Data Storage; 5.1 Web Storage; 5.2 Web SQL Database; 5.3 What You’ve Learned; 5.4 Web Database Error Code Reference; Chapter 6: Going Offline; 6.1 The Basics of the Offline Application Cache; 6.2 Online Whitelist and Fallback Options; 6.3 Creating a Dynamic Manifest File; 6.4 Debugging; 6.5 What You’ve Learned; Chapter 7: Going Native; 7.1 Introduction to PhoneGap; 7.2 Download the Android SDK; 7.3 Download PhoneGap; 7.4 Setting Up the Environment; 7.5 Create an Android Virtual Device; 7.6 Build KiloGap; 7.7 Installing KiloGap in the Emulator; 7.8 Installing KiloGap on Your Phone; 7.9 Controlling the Phone with JavaScript; 7.10 What You’ve Learned; Chapter 8: Submitting Your App to the Android Market; 8.1 Preparing a Release Version of Your App; 8.2 Uploading Your App to the Android Market; 8.3 Distributing Your App Directly; 8.4 Further Reading; Detecting Browsers with WURFL; Installation; Configuration; Testing wurfl-php; Colophon;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449396930
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Programming - Open Source
Author:
Stark, Jonathan
Subject:
Programming Languages - HTML
Subject:
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Handheld Computers-Android
Subject:
Mobile and Handheld Devices-Android
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100927
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
161

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