PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook

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  • Build your application to interact with real-time sensor data
  • Learn how to store data and cache data and content using HTML5 storage APIs
  • Access the camera of the device to create a seamless multimedia workflow
  • Set up your PhoneGap mobile development environment
  • Think mobile: develop with size in mind using lightweight JavaScript frameworks
  • Access the contact database of your device
  • Enhance your application by creating custom plugins built using custom native code
  • Use HTML5 and CSS3 in your mobile applications

As more and more of our online life and daily activities evolve into the mobile landscape it has never been of more importance to start venturing into the world of mobile applications.
With PhoneGap, you can put your existing development skills and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge to great use by creating mobile apps for cross-platform devices.

"PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" will show you how to create native mobile applications for multiple device platforms using the PhoneGap API. You will learn to build dynamic applications that interact with the native functionality on the device to create a rich, interactive experience for your users.

This is a cookbook with each section written as a recipe in an informal, friendly style. Each recipe contains the complete code needed to build your applications, and plenty of screenshots showing the completed projects running on devices are included to assist you.

"PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" will introduce the PhoneGap API to you in clear, concise sections, breaking down each recipe to achieve realistic working projects that can be applied to your own mobile applications.

You will be shown how to use the mobile development framework to build applications that can be deployed and run on multiple mobile platforms including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

This book will explore the various methods and functions available using the API, and how to write code that interacts with the native functions, including geolocation sensors, contacts database, and native button events of the device to create powerful applications ready for the market place.

"PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" will help you break into the world of mobile application development. Build mobile applications in code you’re comfortable with, create a richer user experience for your users and become part of the ever-growing mobile market place.

  • Use the PhoneGap API to create native mobile applications that work on a wide range of mobile devices
  • Discover the native device features and functions you can access and include within your applications
  • Packed with clear and concise examples to show you how to easily build native mobile applications
Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781849518581
Date Of Publication 21 Oct 2012


Matt Gifford

Matt Gifford is an RIA developer from Cambridge, England, who specializes in ColdFusion, web application, and mobile development. With over ten years industry experience across various sectors, Matt is owner of Monkeh Works Ltd. ( A regular presenter at national and international conferences, he also contributes articles and tutorials in leading international industry magazines, as well as publishing on his blog ( As an Adobe Community Professional for ColdFusion, Matt is an advocate of community resources and industry-wide knowledge sharing, with a focus on encouraging the next generation of industry professionals. Matt is the author of Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion and numerous open source applications, including the popular monkehTweets twitter API wrapper.