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Instant PhoneGap Social App Development

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Kerri Shotts

Consume social network feeds and share social network content using native plugins and PhoneGap
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849696289
Paperback78 pages

About This Book

  • 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.

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.)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: 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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

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