LiveCode Mobile Development Hotshot


LiveCode Mobile Development Hotshot
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  • Create your own mobile games and apps using LiveCode
  • Develop user interfaces for mobile devices
  • Use databases and advanced features of LiveCode

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 300 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1849697485
ISBN 13 : 9781849697484
Author(s) : Edward D Lavieri Jr.
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Mobile Application Development, Other

Table of Contents

Preface
Project 1: Developing Hello Planet!
Project 2: Developing User Interfaces
Project 3: Using Math – Mobile Calculator
Project 4: Building Menus – Menu of Menus
Project 5: Creating How Smart Am I? – A Quiz Game
Project 6: Creating the Find the Bananas Game
Project 7: Creating the Jungle Dance Party Mobile App
Project 8: Creating the My Database Mobile App
Project 9: Advanced Fun with the Advanced Fun Mobile App
Project 10: In-app Purchases and Advertising for iOS and Android
Appendix: Mobile App Development Primer
Index
  • Project 1: Developing Hello Planet!
    • Mission Briefing
    • Using pop-up dialogs
    • Detecting the time of day
    • Evaluating user input
    • Custom pop ups
    • Using locational services
    • Mission Accomplished
    • A Hotshot Challenge
      • Project 3: Using Math – Mobile Calculator
        • Mission Briefing
        • Creating the user interface
        • Accepting user input
        • Validating user input
        • Performing calculations
        • Using the order of precedence
        • Using random numbers
        • Mission Accomplished
        • A Hotshot Challenge
        • Project 4: Building Menus – Menu of Menus
          • Mission Briefing
          • Creating the main stack
          • Creating the project shell
          • Creating a swiping menu interface
          • Creating a pull-down menu interface
          • Creating an option menu interface
          • Creating a combobox menu interface
          • Creating a pop-up menu interface
          • Creating a tab menu interface
          • Creating a picker menu interface
          • Creating a drop-down menu interface
          • Mission Accomplished
          • A Hotshot Challenge
          • Project 5: Creating How Smart Am I? – A Quiz Game
            • Mission Briefing
            • Creating the main stack
            • Creating a true/false question card
            • Creating a multiple choice question card
            • Creating a sequencing question card
            • Creating a short-answer question card
            • Creating a picture question card
            • Adding navigational scripting
            • Adding scoring
            • Mission Accomplished
            • A Hotshot Challenge
            • Project 6: Creating the Find the Bananas Game
              • Mission Briefing
              • Creating the main stack
              • Creating the user interface
              • Importing and optimizing the images
              • Programming the game
              • Adding a scoring schema
              • Mission Accomplished
              • A Hotshot Challenge
              • Project 7: Creating the Jungle Dance Party Mobile App
                • Mission Briefing
                • Creating the main stack
                • Creating the user interface
                • Creating the Dog card
                • Creating the Monkey card
                • Creating the Panda card
                • Programming the application
                • Adding optional sound
                • Mission Accomplished
                • A Hotshot Challenge
                • Project 8: Creating the My Database Mobile App
                  • Mission Briefing
                  • Creating the main stack
                  • Creating the user interface
                  • Programming the Create database function
                  • Programming the Open and Close database functions
                  • Creating the Add Record card and functionality
                  • Creating the View card and functionality
                  • Creating the Query card and functionality
                  • Mission Accomplished
                  • A Hotshot Challenge
                  • Project 9: Advanced Fun with the Advanced Fun Mobile App
                    • Mission Briefing
                    • Creating the main stack
                    • Creating the user interface
                    • Programming the All About Me option
                    • Programming the Traveler option
                    • Programming the Script Grabber option
                    • Programming the Custom Properties option
                    • Programming the Textual Fun option
                    • Programming the Arrays option
                    • Mission Accomplished
                    • A Hotshot Challenge
                    • Project 10: In-app Purchases and Advertising for iOS and Android
                      • Mission Briefing
                      • Creating the main stack
                      • Creating the user interface
                      • Integrating on-load advertising
                      • Integrating banner advertising
                      • Integrating Full Screen Ad #1
                      • Integrating Full Screen Ad #2
                      • Integrating in-app purchases
                      • Mission Accomplished
                      • A Hotshot Challenge

                        Edward D Lavieri Jr.

                        Edward D Lavieri Jr. has a strong academic background with multiple graduate degrees. He has 12 years of experience as a college instructor teaching computer programming and other computer science and information systems courses. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years as an Intelligence Specialist and Command Master Chief. He started his own software design and development studio in 2008. His passion is developing educational games. As founder and creative director of his own software design and development studio, he is constantly developing software. He uses LiveCode as one of his primary development tools. He authored a book on software consulting entitled Software Consulting: A Revolutionary Approach and was the technical editor of the Excel Formulas and Functions for Dummies book. He has also authored numerous computer science and information systems college courses.
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                        What you will learn from this book

                        • Create your first mobile app – Hello Planet!
                        • Develop user interfaces
                        • How to use math in mobile applications
                        • Discover how to use custom menus
                        • Optimize graphics for app efficiency and speed
                        • Incorporate animation and sound
                        • Incorporate in-app purchases and advertising
                        • Create a quiz game
                        • Explore how to use databases

                        In Detail

                        There are over 2,000 programming languages and several that can be used to program mobile applications. LiveCode has proven itself a strong competitor in the mobile application development market. The power of this easy-to-learn programming environment will get you starting developing mobile apps from the very first chapter.

                        "LiveCode Mobile Development Hotshot is a project-based guide to developing games and other apps for mobile devices using LiveCode. You will learn tricks and techniques for tackling even the most difficult mobile application topics. Best of all, you will be provided with 100% of the source code and have it explained too.

                        "LiveCode Mobile Development Hotshot" will present you with ten exciting projects that will expose you to different LiveCode programming techniques for mobile application development. The hands-on approach provides you with clear, step-by-step instructions in each chapter where a different type of mobile app is tackled. You will enhance your current knowledge of this programming language and build upon it by learning specific techniques and programming approaches to developing mobile applications. You will create your own calculator app, learn how to use menus for mobile apps, and design user interfaces that are optimized for mobile users. In the following projects, you will create a quiz game and learn how to use LiveCode to develop an entire game on one card. Other projects will look at using randomization and animation, as well as database control. Among the advanced features, you will learn about gathering information about a user's device, how to create contextually aware objects, how to transfer scripts, how to use custom properties, how you can analyze and manipulate text, and how to use arrays.

                        "LiveCode Mobile Development Hotshot" is a complete solution for people that are familiar with LiveCode and want to start developing mobile apps.

                        Approach

                        A practical guide written in a tutorial-style, "LiveCode Mobile Development Hotshot" walks you step-by-step through 10 individual projects. Every project is divided into sub tasks to make learning more organized and easy to follow along with explanations, diagrams, screenshots, and downloadable material.

                        Who this book is for

                        This book is great for anyone who wants to develop mobile applications using LiveCode. You should be familiar with LiveCode and have access to a smartphone. You are not expected to know how to create graphics or audio clips.

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