Beginning PhoneGap by Thomas Myer

By Thomas Myer

Create cross-platform cellular apps with no need to benefit a brand new language!

PhoneGap is an open resource resolution, perfect for internet builders desirous to construct cross-platform cellular apps with no need to profit a brand new language. utilizing HTML, CSS, and Javascript, PhoneGap enables you to bounce into the cellular global and strengthen apps for iPhone, Android, and the BlackBerry.

  • Walks you thru fitting the advance software
  • Covers the fundamentals of every of PhoneGap's sensible units
  • Introduces a number of initiatives you could construct with the framework
  • Discusses utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Explores the beneficial properties accelerameter and compass
  • Examines media, garage and records, digital camera, contacts, geolocation, and more

Within Beginning PhoneGap, each one new bankruptcy builds at the classes taught within the prior in order that through the top of the ebook, you could have cellular apps up and running!

"NOTE: a number of major alterations to the PhoneGap software program happened presently after this booklet was once released. the writer has written additional pages to handle those and different adjustments. you could obtain the updates to this publication from the book's help web page at the Wrox website." 

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Use more familiar web languages like HTML and JavaScript to create a working mobile application? ➤ Can that code then be ported to another platform quickly and easily, thereby reducing the complexity of supporting multiple platforms? Getting to Know the Origins of PhoneGap The fi rst PhoneGap code was authored at the San Francisco iPhoneDevCamp in August 2008. A contributing driver for its creation was a simple fact that almost every single newbie iPhone developer runs into: Objective-C can be a very unfamiliar environment for web developers, and there are lots more web developers out there than there are Objective-C ones.

You’ll then proceed with checking the network state, getting device information, and fi ring off custom notifications. Once you’ve mastered those basics, you can start really digging into the API. Mobile Design Issues So far, you’ve learned a lot about the PhoneGap API, at least in general terms, and are about to learn a great deal more as you progress through the rest of the chapters in this book. However, one thing that can’t be overemphasized is this: A PhoneGap application isn’t just about the PhoneGap API.

A ZIP fi le should download to your Downloads folder. 5. Click the Download button on PhoneGap’s navigation bar. ) Double-click the ZIP fi le to uncompress it. You should see a folder that contains various fi les and directories. Copy the contents of the ZIP fi le to C:\Dev\phonegap. Downloading PhoneGap for webOS Before downloading and installing PhoneGap, ensure that you meet these requirements: ➤ You are running on a Windows, OS X, or Linux machine. org/. ➤ You have downloaded and installed the webOS SDK.

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