PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Set up and configure your development environment
  • Manage cross-platform code bases
  • Build well-performing modular apps
  • Interact with the device sensors, file system, and camera
  • Use key PhoneGap APIs
  • Integrate native code in your mobile app
  • Write a PhoneGap plugin
  • Localize a mobile app
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You don’t have to know complex languages like Objective C to compete in the ever-growing mobile market place. The PhoneGap framework lets you use your web development skills to build HTML and JavaScript-based mobile applications with native wrappers that run on all the major mobile platforms, including Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8.

"PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide" will help you break into the world of mobile application development. You will learn how to set up and configure your mobile development environment, implement the most common features of modern mobile apps, and build rich, native-style applications. The examples in this book deal with real use case scenarios, which will help you develop your own apps, and then publish them on the most popular app stores.

Dive deep into PhoneGap and refine your skills by learning how to build the main features of a real world app.

"PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide" will guide you through the building blocks of a mobile application that lets users plan a trip and share their trip information. With the help of this app, you will learn how to work with key PhoneGap tools and APIs, extend the framework’s functionality with plug-ins, and integrate device features such as the camera, contacts, storage, and more. By the time you’re finished, you will have a solid understanding of the common challenges mobile app developers face, and you will know how to solve them.

Features
  • Understand the fundamentals of cross-platform mobile application development from build to distribution
  • Learn to implement the most common features of modern mobile applications
  • Take advantage of native mobile device capabilities—including the camera, geolocation, and local storage—using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Page Count 308
Course Length 9 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781782160984
Date Of Publication 23 Sep 2013

Authors

Giorgio Natili

Giorgio Natili is an author, educator, community leader, and lead UI engineer at McGraw Hill Education; he is also a publisher of print and digital information services for the academic, professional, and library markets.

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At McGraw Hill, he is involved with multiple client-side teams on cross-platform mobile and web applications, developing custom components (web and native) and bringing mock-ups to life!

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Giorgio was also the founder of GNStudio, a boutique Rome-based development and design studio specializing in engaging and accessible web and mobile experiences.

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As a strong proponent of agile development practices, Giorgio's areas of expertise include web standards-based application development, frontend development, gaming, video streaming, iOS development using Swift and Objective-C, Android development, and hybrid development (mobile and wearables).

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Giorgio is the founder of Mobile Tea (http://www.meetup.com/mobiletea/), a fresh and innovative approach to community tech events, and is involved in several other community-driven events in Italy and the US.