Instant PhoneGap Social App Development [Instant]

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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • This book will guide you through using the Twitter JSON API and Phonegap as a simple way to consume social media content. You’ll also be able to share content to Twitter using the Twitter Web Intents.
  • Learn how to consume content using Twitter’s JSON API.
  • Learn how to use the Twitter Web Intents to share content on the Twitter social network.
  • Learn how to install plugins for Phonegap.
  • Learn how to create apps for multiple platforms using the same code.

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 78 pages
Release Date : January 2013
ISBN : 1849696284
ISBN 13 : 9781849696289
Author(s) : Kerri Shotts
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Mobile Application Development

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Instant PhoneGap Social App Development
  • Instant PhoneGap Social App Development
    • What do we build?
    • Creating the project
    • Designing the UI/interaction
    • Designing the data model
    • Implementing the data model
    • Configuring the ChildBrowser plugin
    • Implementing the start view
    • Implementing the social view
    • Implementing the tweet view
    • Putting it all together

Kerri Shotts

Kerri Shotts has worked with computers for nearly 24 years. Her love for technology and programming started when she was introduced to her first computer: a Commodore 64. She obtained a degree in Computer Science and went on to become a soft ware test engineer. After that, she was an Oracle database administrator for several years. Now, she works as a Technology Consultant creating, implementing, and maintaining custom applications (both desktop and mobile), websites, graphics and logos, and much more for her clients. You can find her blog posts at her website (, and she is active on the Google Group for PhoneGap. When she isn't working, she enjoys photography, music, and fish keeping. She is the author of two other books, Instant PhoneGap Social App Development and PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Applicati on Development Hotshot, both published by Packt Publishing.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Share using Twitter Web Intents
  • Consume feeds using Twitter’s JSON API
  • Cross-platform mobile app development
  • Installation of additional plugins into Phonegap

In Detail

Social media integration in our apps is almost a requirement. Using Phonegap, some plugins, and JSON, we can create an app that consumes Twitter feeds and allows the user to share on Twitter.

"Instant PhoneGap Social App Development" shows you how to create compelling mobile apps that integrate with social media based on Phonegap. The book will show you how to consume Twitter feeds and also share content to Twitter using Twitter Web Intents.

Using code listings and easy steps, this book will guide you through the process of creating a Phonegap app, adding plugins, and using the Twitter API and Twitter’s web intents.

You’ll learn how to install PhoneGap plugins so that you can extend the capabilities of your application. You’ll also be introduced to Twitter’s JSON API and Twitter’s Web Intents which allow the consuming of feed content and the posting of content to Twitter respectively. Along the way, you’ll also learn how to create a cross-platform mobile app that works on iOS and Android.


Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. This book is concise and follows a clear, step-by-step tutorial approach.

Who this book is for

You’ll need to have a desire to learn about mobile application development. Since Phonegap uses HTML, CSS, and Javascript heavily, it is important to have a good understanding of these topics. You should also have a good understanding of your desired platform and corresponding SDK and IDE (that is, if you want to develop for Android, you should be familiar with Eclipse. For iOS, you need to be familiar with Xcode.)

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