Beginning PhoneGap

Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and HTML5

  • Authors
  • Rohit Ghatol
  • Yogesh Patel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
    Pages 1-16
  3. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
    Pages 17-96
  4. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
    Pages 97-126
  5. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
    Pages 127-192
  6. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
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  8. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
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  9. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
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  10. Rohit Ghatol, Yogesh Patel
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About this book


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 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.

This book shows how to build apps which makes use of Google Local Search to create a Restaurant finder apps (which uses Maps to layout locations and uses internal database to store your favorite restaurants. Furthermore, you'll learn how to extend PhoneGap's functionality by using PhoneGap plugins to write apps like Dropbox (syncing files in the background outside HTML/JavaScript code and in native code).

By the time you finish Beginning PhoneGap, you'll know PhoneGap inside and out, and, consequently, be able to develop mobile web apps faster and more efficiently than ever before. Make more money in less time!

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