Synopses & Reviews
Today's market for mobile apps goes beyond the iPhone to include BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Phone, and smartphones powered by Android, webOS, and other platforms. If you're an experienced web developer, this book shows you how to build a standard app core that you can extend to work with specific devices. You'll learn the particulars and pitfalls of building mobile apps with HTML, CSS, and other standard web tools.
You'll also explore platform variations, finicky mobile browsers, Ajax design patterns for mobile, and much more. Before you know it, you'll be able to create mashups using Web 2.0 APIs in apps for the App Store, App World, OVI Store, Android Market, and other online retailers.
- Learn how to use your existing web skills to move into mobile development
- Discover key differences in mobile app design and navigation, including touch devices
- Learn about technologies such as HTML5, XHTML MP, and WebKit extensions
- Understand variations of platforms such as Symbian, BlackBerry, webOS, Bada, Android, and iOS for iPhone and iPad
- Bypass the browser to create offline apps and widgets using web technologies
With this book, Web developers learn the intricacies and pitfalls involved in building HTML and CSS-based apps that can access GPS tools, calendars, and other mobile features. It explains how to build a standard core for an app that can then be extended to work with particular devices.
About the Author
Maximiliano Firtman is a developer focused on mobile and RIA development. He is a professor in web and mobile technologies, and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is author of many books in Spanish, including books on Java ME, ASP.NET, AJAX and Professional Web 2.0.
He is founder and manager of ARFUG (Argentina RIA & Flex User Group), an official Adobe User Group covering many RIA technologies, including AJAX, Flex, AIR and Silverlight. He has spoken at conferences in Spanish and English and published dozens of articles in magazines (.CODE, Users) and online (MaestrosDelWeb, Forum Nokia).
He has been a Forum Nokia Champion since 2006, and has developed many mobile projects as MobileTinyURL.com and widgen.com.
He is an expert in AJAX, Adobe Flex, Java ME, Widgets for Mobile and iPhone development.
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