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*** Key Features *** * Create a useful PhoneGap workflow for larger projects in order to simplify and manage the development process * Use third-party plugins, IndexedDB, and SQLite for PhoneGap to develop large-scale, data-driven, and highly accessible applications * A pragmatic guide to construct more » top-notch large-scale applications using PhoneGap *** Book Description *** PhoneGap is a useful and flexible tool that enables you to create complex hybrid applications for mobile platforms. In addition to the core technology, there is a large and vibrant community that creates third-party plugins that can take your app to the next level. This book will guide you through the process of creating a complex data-driven hybrid mobile application using PhoneGap, web technologies, and third-party plugins. A good foundation is critical, so you will learn how to create a useful workflow to make development easier. From there, the next version of JavaScript (ES6) and the CSS pre-processor SASS are introduced as a way to simplify creating the look of the mobile application. Responsive design techniques are also covered, including the flexbox layout module. As many apps are data-driven, you'll build an application throughout the course of the book that relies upon IndexedDB and SQLite. You'll also download additional content and address how to handle in-app purchases. Furthermore, you'll build your own customized plugins for your particular use case. When the app is complete, the book will guide you through the steps necessary to submit your app to the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores. *** What you will learn *** * Construct build workflows that simplify complex application development * Integrate the next version of JavaScript to simplify your code * Create accessible hybrid applications * Persist and query data using third-party database plugins * Create your own PhoneGap plugins for your unique use cases * Create icons and splash screens suitable for submission to app stores * Publish your app to the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores *** About the Author *** Kerri Shotts has worked with computers for nearly 25 years. Her love for technology and programming started when she was introduced to her first computer: a Commodore 64. She obtained a degree in computer science while at college, and moved on to become a software test engineer. Afterward, she became an Oracle Database Administrator for several years. Now, she works as a technology consultant, creating, implementing, and maintaining custom applications (both desktop and mobile), websites, graphics and logos, and more for her clients. You can find her blog posts on her website ( and she is active on the Google Groups for PhoneGap. When she isn't working, she enjoys photography, music, and fish keeping. She is the author of several books published by Packt Publishing. *** Table of Contents *** 1. Task Automation 2. ECMAScript 2015 and Browserify 3. Sassy CSS 4. More Responsive Design 5. Hybrid Application Accessibility 6. Testing and UI Automation 7. IndexedDB 8. Web SQL Database 9. Transferring Files 10. Performance 11. Graphical Assets 12. Deployment « less
Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap teaches you how to start app development with Parse and PhoneGap: free and open source software. Using the building block languages of the web--HTML, JavaScript, and CSS--you’ll be on your way to creating a fully working product with minimal effort as more » fast as possible. With over 25 years' of combined experience, the authors make daunting tasks seem trivial. There is no book on the market that can take you from designer to developer faster. Using Facebook’s Parse as backend service, and Adobe’s PhoneGap (or Cordova) as a mobile development framework, building a highly customizable application is easier than you can imagine. A basic understanding of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS is not required, but it will help you pick up concepts faster. This book is geared toward a designer who wants to explore the world of application development. If you do not know anything about design, that’s OK! We will walk you through step by step on how to build your first native iOS or Android app in the fastest and easiest way possible. Using free and open source software, this book will get you up and running quickly and efficiently--start using Parse and PhoneGap today with this key title. **** What you’ll learn **** ● How to get your environment set up for application development ● Create an online Data Storage using Parse ● Essential basics of Querying a Database: Create, Remove, Update and Delete Data ● Use advanced native phone features like geolocation and camera access ● How to organize your code for maximum efficiency ● Release your application to the world online **** Who this book is for **** Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap is intended for a designer or novice developer that wants to take their skills to the next level. You do not need deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, or JavaScript, but you'll be working with all of them. Using free and open source software - Parse and PhoneGap - you'll be able to get started straight away. **** Table of Contents **** 1. Introduction 2. Beginning PhoneGap 3. Beginning Parse 4. Tools and Helpers 5. Facebook API 6. The Messenger Application 7. User Registration with Parse 8. Messages 9. Location Services 10. Map Views 11. Accessing and Sharing Photos 12. Network Connection Status « less
Near Field Communication with Arduino, Android, and PhoneGap
Jump into the world of Near Field Communications (NFC), the fast-growing technology that lets devices in close proximity exchange data, using radio signals. With lots of examples, sample code, exercises, and step-by-step projects, this hands-on guide shows you how to build NFC applications for Android, more » the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices. You'll learn how to write apps using the NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) in PhoneGap, Arduino, and node.js that help devices read messages from passive NFC tags and exchange data with other NFC-enabled devices. If you know HTML and JavaScript, you're ready to start with NFC. « less
Build exciting cross-platform applications using PhoneGap and AngularJS
***** About This Book ***** * Create a simple web-based app using AngularJS * Build PhoneGap apps for iOS and Android with AngularJS, HTML, and CSS * Learn how to use PhoneGap's command-line interface to build mobile applications using easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises ***** Who This Book more » Is For ***** This book is intended for people who are not familiar with AngularJS and who want to take their PhoneGap development skills further by developing apps using different JavaScript libraries. People with some knowledge of PhoneGap, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript will find this book immediately useful. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Learn about the features of AngularJS and use it to organize your code * Create RESTful web apps using AngularJS * Reduce the hassle of developing PhoneGap apps using the command-line interface * Quickly integrate AngularJS to enhance authentication capabilities via PhoneGap plugins * Use AngularJS touch modules to optimize your PhoneGap app * Build a cross-platform application with PhoneGap and AngularJS * Learn how to use the concepts of two-way data binding and directives along with PhoneGap for mobile application development ***** In Detail ***** PhoneGap is a mobile development framework that allows developers to build cross-platform mobile applications. Building PhoneGap apps is traditionally done using HTML, CSS, jQuery Mobile, Eclipse Editor, and/or Xcode. The process can be cumbersome, from setting up your editor to optimizing your usage of jQuery, and so on. However, AngularJS, a new but highly popular JavaScript framework, eases these tasks with APIs to get access to mobile APIs such as notifications, geo-location, accelerometers, and more. Starting with the absolute basics of building an AngularJS application, this book will teach you how to quickly set up PhoneGap apps using the command-line interface. You will learn how to create simple to advanced to-do lists and add authentication capabilities using PhoneGap's plugins. You will enhance your skills by writing a PhoneGap app using your newly learned AngularJS skills. Furthermore, you will learn about adding animation and interactive designs to your mobile web apps using PhoneGap plugins. By the end of the book, you will know everything you need to launch your app on both Android and iOS devices. « less
Written for experienced mobile developers, Apache Cordova 3 Programming is a complete introduction to Apache Cordova 3 and Adobe PhoneGap 3. It describes what makes Cordova important and shows how to install and use the tools, the new Cordova CLI, the native SDKs, and more. If you're brand new to Cordova, more » this book will be just what you need to get started. If you're familiar with an older version of Cordova, this book will show you in detail how to use all of the new stuff that's in Cordova 3 plus stuff that has been around for a while (like the Cordova core APIs). After walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the framework, mobile expert John M. Wargo shows you how to install and use the command line tools to manage the Cordova application lifecycle and how to set up and use development environments for several of the more popular Cordova supported mobile device platforms. « less
Create exciting apps for mobile devices using PhoneGap
Do you want to create mobile apps that run on multiple mobile platforms? With PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), 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 2.x Mobile Application Development more » Hotshot - covers the concepts necessary to let you create great apps for mobile devices. The book includes ten apps varying in difficulty that cover the gamut - productivity apps, games, and more - that are designed to help you learn how to use PhoneGap to create a great experience. « less
Cross-Platform Mobile Development for Android and iPhone
Gain hands-on experience with the amazing PhoneGap library, using the practical recipes in this handy guide. With these solutions, you can enable your mobile web apps to interact with device-specific features such as the accelerometer, GPS, camera, and address book. Learn how to use your knowledge of more » HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build full mobile apps for iOS, Android, and several other platforms without rewriting apps in the native platform language. Each recipe includes sample code you can use in your project right away, as well as a discussion of why the solution works. « less
Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and HTML5
PhoneGap is a growing and leading open-source mobile web apps development framework that lets developers build JavaScript and HTML5-based web applications with native wrappers for more than six mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. This framework lets you build HTML- and JavaScript-based more » apps and still take advantage of native mobile device capabilities like camera, localStorage, geolocation, storage and much more, irrespective of the mobile platform you target. It also lets you use more specialized JavaScript frameworks like jQuery Mobile and more. Beginning PhoneGap is a definitive, one-of-a-kind book that teaches the fundamentals and strategies behind cross-platform mobile application development. Instead of learning languages like Objective-C, focus on building apps from day one for Android, iOS, Blackberry, WebOS and Symbian - without the complexities of these platforms. « less
Over 40 recipes to create mobile applications using the PhoneGap API with examples and clear instructions
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 more » 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. « less
Are you a web developer eager to move into the mobile space, but don't have the time to learn a new language? Then PhoneGap is what you've been waiting for. PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create cross-platform applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Beginning PhoneGap more » shows you how to make it happen. After a brief review on installing and configuring PhoneGap, you quickly dive into using PhoneGap to build iOS, Android, and Blackberry applications. Each chapter provides an in-depth view of different components, and lets you master each through exercises before moving on to the next piece. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to create your own mobile applications. « less