Beginning PhoneGap: Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and by Rohit Ghatol

By Rohit Ghatol

PhoneGap is a starting to be and best open-source cellular internet apps improvement framework that we could builders construct JavaScript and HTML5-based internet purposes with local wrappers for extra than six cellular systems, together with iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. This framework enables you to construct HTML- and JavaScript-based apps and nonetheless make the most of local cellular gadget functions like digicam, localStorage, geolocation, garage and masses extra, without reference to the cellular platform you aim. It additionally helps you to use more really expert JavaScript frameworks like jQuery cellular and more.

Beginning PhoneGap is a definitive, extraordinary booklet that teaches the basics and methods at the back of cross-platform cellular program improvement. rather than studying languages like Objective-C, specialize in development apps from day one for Android, iOS, Blackberry, WebOS and Symbian―without the complexities of those platforms.

This ebook exhibits easy methods to construct apps which uses Google neighborhood seek to create a Restaurant finder apps (which makes use of Maps to format destinations and makes use of inner database to shop your favorite restaurants. Furthermore, you are going to easy methods to expand PhoneGap's performance by utilizing PhoneGap plugins to write down apps like Dropbox (syncing records within the historical past outdoors HTML/JavaScript code and in local code).

by the point you end Beginning PhoneGap, you will understand PhoneGap in and out, and, accordingly, be capable to increase cellular net apps faster and extra successfully than ever before. Make extra money in much less time!

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You are now ready to learn more about the environment you’ve just installed, and which is what you explore in Chapter 3. indd 28 10/31/11 10:42:48 AM Summary ❘ 29 WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THIS CHAPTER TOPIC KEY CONCEPTS Installing PhoneGap for iOS devices The PhoneGap SDK extension for Xcode gives you an extra option on the project-creation screen. Clicking it will load a project with the PhoneGap tools made available to you. Installing PhoneGap for Android devices On Android devices, you must install a series of tools and extensions for Eclipse, but you can also use the droidgap wizard (discussed in more detail in Chapter 3).

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. option=com_content&view=article&layout=page&id=1788&Itemid=321. indd 23 10/31/11 10:42:10 AM 24 ❘ CHAPTER 2 INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING PHONEGAP ➤ If you’re using Windows, ensure that you have downloaded and installed cygwin. exe. To install PhoneGap, follow these steps: 1.

Build your code and use the Emulator or an actual device to test what you’re doing. Some of the supported functionality (such as vibrate notifications) probably won’t work with the on-screen Emulator (shown in Figure 1-8), but your mileage will vary. 6. When you’re ready to release your application to a marketplace, follow the specific instructions for the app store you’re working with (Android market, Apple App Store, and so on) to release your software. 7. If you must support a different device, you can install the tools for that secondary device, port your web code over, and follow a testing a release path, mostly with minimal changes to your web code.

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