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Tizen Cookbook

Leon Anavi

Over 100 hands-on recipes to develop, deploy, and debug applications using the exciting Tizen platform
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783981908
Paperback350 pages

About This Book

  • Discover new opportunities to develop and publish Tizen applications for cutting edge devices
  • Create new or port existing Qt, PhoneGap, and Android applications to Tizen
  • This book covers step-by-step recipes exploring Tizen's application development environment

Who This Book Is For

If you want to enter the fascinating world of Tizen and learn how to develop engaging and successful applications then this book is for you. It'll benefit novices and experienced application developers alike.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Tizen SDK
Installing the Tizen SDK
Installing the Tizen SDK on Windows
Installing the Tizen SDK on Mac OS
Installing the Tizen SDK on Ubuntu
Managing extension packages
Customizing the Tizen IDE
Setting the Active Secure profile
Tizen Web Simulator
Tizen Emulator
Getting started with Smart Development Bridge
Using Smart Development Bridge
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Tizen Ecosystem
The Tizen app life cycle
Tizen web app programming
Tizen web APIs
Localizing Tizen web apps
Packaging Tizen web apps
Chapter 3: Building a UI
An overview of widgets
Creating buttons
Creating list views
Showing pop ups
Using the Tizen Notification API
Customizing the look and feel
Drawing and writing text on a canvas
Creating 3D objects with WebGL
Chapter 4: Storing Data
Writing files
Reading files
Creating a simple text editor
Downloading files
Using web storage
Creating Web SQL Database
Executing queries in Web SQL Database
Retrieving data from Web SQL Database
Using IndexedDB
Chapter 5: Creating Multimedia Apps
Playing local audio files
Playing local video files
Launching video in an external player
Taking a photo
Generating linear barcodes
Scanning linear barcodes
Generating QR codes
Scanning QR codes
Chapter 6: Developing Social Networking Apps
Developing Facebook apps in Tizen
Fetching a Facebook news feed
Obtaining Facebook friends list
Accessing Facebook profile information
Reading Facebook messages
Retrieving Facebook notifications
Updating a Facebook status
Filtering a Tizen news feed from Twitter
Developing a LinkedIn app in Tizen
Retrieving LinkedIn updates
Chapter 7: Managing the Address Book and Calendar
Retrieving all contacts
Adding a new contact
Deleting a contact
Exporting a contact to vCard
Retrieving all tasks
Creating a new task
Deleting a task
Creating a new event
Deleting an event
Retrieving all events
Setting an alarm
Chapter 8: Communication
Sending SMS messages
Sending e-mail messages
Receiving and displaying e-mail messages
Browsing call history
Using Bluetooth
Using NFC and detecting other devices
Sending NDEF messages
Receiving NDEF messages
Receiving push notifications
Chapter 9: Using Sensors
Using location-based services to display current location
Getting directions
Reverse geocoding
Calculating distance
Detecting device motion
Detecting device orientation
Using the Vibration API
Chapter 10: Porting Apps to Tizen
Porting web apps
Installing the PhoneGap or Cordova SDK
Creating Tizen web applications with PhoneGap or Cordova
Deploying Cordova and PhoneGap applications to the Tizen device or Emulator
Bringing Android apps to Tizen
Porting an Android UI to Tizen UI Framework
Setting Qt for Tizen
Deploying Qt applications on Tizen
Chapter 11: Debugging Apps in Tizen
Running an application in Tizen Web Simulator
Running an application in Tizen Emulator
Running an application on a device
Debugging in Tizen Web Simulator
Debugging in Tizen Emulator
Debugging on a device
Using Samsung Remote Test Lab
Tracking JavaScript bugs
Unit testing with QUnit
Chapter 12: Porting Tizen to Hardware Devices
Setting up a platform development environment
Installing development tools in Ubuntu or Debian
Installing development tools in openSUSE
Installing development tools in Fedora and CentOS
Building Tizen platform images
Flashing a Tizen image to mobile devices
Enabling 3D acceleration and OpenGL
Booting Tizen on Intel NUC
Booting Tizen on Allwinner devices
Hacking a tablet and booting Tizen on it

What You Will Learn

  • Set up the Tizen SDK on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X
  • Create Tizen web applications using the Tizen UI Framework
  • Use social media APIs to develop Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn applications for Tizen
  • Explore the Tizen ecosystem and learn how to deliver your applications to the market
  • Discover how to send and receive text messages and e-mails as well as how to transfer data over Bluetooth and NFC
  • Delve into the Tizen web APIs to manage the address book, calendar, and alarms
  • Retrieve data from device sensors such as the GPS, the accelerometer, and the gyroscope sensor

In Detail

Tizen is an open source Linux-based software platform for a variety of devices, from smartphones and watches to in-vehicle infotainment. Application development is based on open standards and HTML5 is the primary development technology.

Starting with a detailed description of using the Tizen SDK, you will delve into Tizen development on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS with this book. You will learn to use the Tizen IDE and move on to using the web simulator and device emulator.

The recipes in this book are invaluable in exploring and optimizing Tizen to develop exciting mobile and web applications.


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