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Building Mobile Applications Using Kendo UI Mobile and ASP.NET Web API

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Nishanth Nair, Ragini Kumbhat Bhandari

Confident of your web application skills but not yet au fait with mobile development? Well this book helps you use the Kendo UI for a painless introduction. Practical tasks and clear instructions make learning a breeze.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782160922
Paperback256 pages

About This Book

  • Learn the basics of developing mobile applications using HTML5 and create an end-to-end mobile application from scratch
  • Discover all about Kendo UI Mobile, ASP .NET Web API, and how to integrate them
  • Understand how to organize your JavaScript code to achieve extensibility and maintainability
  • Get your hands dirty in a jiffy with 50+ jsFiddle examples

Who This Book Is For

If you are a web applications developer new to mobile applications development, then this book is for you. You will also benefit from this book if you have experience in mobile applications development and would like to explore the Kendo UI. A basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and jQuery is desirable to follow this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Building a Mobile Application Using HTML5
Native versus hybrid versus mobile websites
HTML5 and CSS3
Kendo UI – building cross-browser apps made easy
HTML5 mobile web application design guidelines
Summary
Chapter 2: Building Your First Mobile Application
Preparing the development machine
First Kendo UI Mobile application
A real-world mobile app – Movie Tickets
Application object
UI experience across platforms
Summary
Chapter 3: Service Layer with ASP.NET Web API
Creating a Web API service
Routing
Parameter binding
Building a service for the Movie Tickets application
Content Negotiation
An Image/PDF file as response
Securing Web API
Summary
Chapter 4: Integration Using Framework Elements
DataSource
Templates
MVVM
Integrating with the Movie Tickets app
Summary
Chapter 5: Exploring Mobile Widgets
Kendo Mobile widgets basics
Mobile UI widgets
init and show events of the View widget
The ListView widget
The Button widget
The ButtonGroup widget
The Switch widget
The Pane widget
The PopOver widget
Summary
Chapter 6: ActionSheet, ModalView, and More Widgets
The ActionSheet widget
The ModalView widget
The SplitView widget
The Scroller widget
The ScrollView widget
The Touch widget
The Drawer widget
Summary
Chapter 7: Movie Tickets Application – Complete Integration
Completing the Web API service
Frontend views
The Movie list screen
Theaters list screen
Book Tickets screen
Creating the trailer videos slideshow screen
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the concepts behind building mobile applications using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Build HTTP based services using ASP.NET Web API
  • Secure ASP.NET Web API services
  • Integrate mobile applications with ASP.NET Web API
  • Build a complete real world Movie Tickets application from scratch
  • Implement HTTP basic authentication
  • Learn about Kendo UI Framework components like templates, MVVM, and DataSource
  • Discover Kendo UI Mobile widgets and customize them using jsFiddle examples
  • Organize your JavaScript code using the Revealing Module Pattern

In Detail

With the world becoming more mobile, there is a growing need for mobile websites and applications. Building these from scratch is not a simple process. Kendo UI Mobile makes building websites and applications easier than ever before. Build applications for phones and tablets in no time at all and provide your user with a native look and feel.

Building Mobile Applications Using Kendo UI Mobile and ASP.NET Web API helps you to understand the concept of building mobile applications using HTML5 based frameworks, specifically Kendo UI Mobile. It teaches you in a simple step-by-step manner how to create a service backend layer using ASP.NET Web API and how to integrate it with your front end mobile application, which is the missing piece of the puzzle for most developers who are new to mobile applications development. Learn everything from the basics of HTML5 to design and development of a mobile application using Kendo UI Mobile and ASP.NET Web API. Integrate them in the right way using extensible and maintainable JavaScript code.

Starting with the basics of the Kendo UI platform, learn how to build a real world mobile application from scratch. You will explore the Kendo UI framework elements and integrate the sample mobile application with the ASP.NET Web API service. One of the most important things that you will learn from this book is how to organize your code using the JavaScript Revealing Module Pattern. You will also take a journey through Kendo UI Mobile widgets with lots of code samples hosted in jsFiddle. At the end of this book, you will complete the integration of the sample application and master fixing real world problems utilizing your newly acquired professional techniques that will save you time and effort.

Building Mobile Applications Using Kendo UI Mobile and ASP.NET Web API will help you improve your mobile application development skills using hands-on examples, and will help you address the common problems faced by beginners as well as experienced web programmers. 

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