WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap


WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap
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  • Discover how we can leverage on Wordpress as a content management system and serve content to mobile apps by exposing its API
  • Learn how to build geolocation mobile applications using Wordpress and PhoneGap
  • Step-by-step instructions on how you can make use of jQuery and jQuery mobile to provide an interface between Wordpress and your PhoneGap app

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 96 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2012
ISBN : 1849519862
ISBN 13 : 9781849519861
Author(s) : Yuxian Eugene Liang
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, iOS, Mobile, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: WordPress Overview and Installation
Chapter 2: Adding Geographic Capabilities via the GeoPlaces Theme
Chapter 3: Extending WordPress Using JSON-API
Chapter 4: Building Mobile Applications Using PhoneGap
Chapter 5: Extending WordPress to the Mobile World
Chapter 6: Using Open Source Themes
Index
      • Chapter 3: Extending WordPress Using JSON-API
        • Introducing the JSON-API plugin
          • Installation
          • Exploring the JSON-API plugin
        • A simple web app to read data
          • Reading a blog post
            • Creating a Hello World JavaScript app
            • Consuming JSON feeds
        • Paging through blog posts
          • Paging across the blog post
        • Creating blog post
          • Manual creation of posts
          • Programmatic creation of posts
        • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Extending WordPress to the Mobile World
            • Introducing jQuery Mobile
              • Installing jQuery Mobile and theming
              • jQuery Mobile page template
              • Animation effects
            • Extending our PhoneGap app
              • Posting data to a JSON endpoint in PhoneGap
            • Putting everything together with the GeoPlaces theme
              • Hacking the JSON-API plugin
              • Powering your PhoneGap app
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Using Open Source Themes
              • General idea
              • Creating a PhoneGap Mobile app using the Twenty Ten theme
                • Switching to the Twenty Ten theme
                • Custom fields
                • Reading from and writing to WordPress
                  • Preamble
                  • Creating a post with custom fields
                  • Reading a post with custom fields
                • Building an Android PhoneGap app
                  • Shifting your web app code to PhoneGap
                  • Creating a post with custom fields
                  • Reading a post with custom fields
              • Summary

              Yuxian Eugene Liang

              Eugene enjoys solving difficult problems creatively in the form of building web applications using Python/Django and JavaScript/JQuery. He also enjoys doing research related to the areas of recommendation algorithms, link analysis, data visualization, data mining, information retrieval, business intelligence, and intelligent user interfaces. He has recently started a personal blog at http://www.liangeugene.com

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              What you will learn from this book

              • Learn about the capabilities of Wordpress
              • Take advantage of geographic capabilities of Wordpress via the GeoPlaces Theme
              • Expose an API from Wordpress
              • Create an external app using HTML/CSS/JavaScript that interfaces with Wordpress
              • Convert an HTML/CSS/JavaScript app to a PhoneGap application
              • Code for a PhoneGap app interfacing with a Wordpress blog
              • Learn tips and tricks on how to test your mobile app on a browser before testing it on your emulator

              In Detail

              With the explosive popularity of mobile apps and its much anticipated continued growth for the foreseeable future, developers will want to get their hands dirty and build some cool mobile apps. But we know that building mobile apps is not easy: we need to handle cross-platform issues, mobile devices of different screen sizes, not to mention traditional issues such as providing a content management system of the content served in the application.

              Enter "WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap". We leverage on some of the most popular open source projects: Wordpress, jQuery, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap and discover how they can be pieced together to build a fully functional cross platform mobile application.

              "WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap" teaches you how to build mobile application with minimal effort and coding by leveraging on some of the most popular open source projects such as Wordpress, jQuery, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap.

              This book looks at some of the most popular open source projects: Wordpress, jQuery, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap and breaks down the nitty gritty details on how to leverage on these projects to build a fully functional cross-platform mobile application with minimal coding and effort.

              You will start off by quickly going through the capabilities of Wordpress. Then you will prepare some groundwork on how to make use of plugins and the GeoPlaces theme to provide geographic and API capabilities to WordPress. Next you will learn how to create an external HTML/CSS/JavaScript that consumes and posts data to your Wordpress blog. More importantly, you will see how to convert this external app into a PhoneGap in as little as five minutes. Finally, you will learn how to apply all these techniques and skills to a Wordpress app based on the Twenty-Ten theme and create a cross-platform mobile app using PhoneGap.

              By the end of "Wordpress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap" you will learn how to piece Wordpress, jQuery, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap together into a fully functional mobile app.

              Approach

              This is a practical step-by-step tutorial.

              Who this book is for

              If you are a developer with basic knowledge of Wordpress, HTML/CSS/JavaScript seeking to understand how to further your knowledge in creating cross-platform mobile applications using PhoneGap, then this book is for you.

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