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Beginning Android Web Apps Development

Develop for Android using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

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  • Beginning Android Web Application Development shows how to build applications using the key methods and techniques of Android development that you'll need to create your own dynamic, feature-rich Android mobile websites and applications.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Harnessing the Power of the Mobile Web

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Twitter Applications: Who’s That Tweet?

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 21-38
  4. Twitter Applications: I Love Ham

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 39-48
  5. Basic Planning and Structuring of Your Application

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 49-64
  6. Handling Multiple Screen Resolutions with CSS 3

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 65-83
  7. Handling Different Browser Platforms

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 85-98
  8. Building an Impressive User Experience with jQuery Mobile

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 99-120
  9. Building Visually Rich Internet Applications

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 121-144
  10. HTML5 Location-Based Applications

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 145-166
  11. Using Cloud Services: A Transport Application

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 167-185
  12. Pushing the Limits with Audio and Video

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 187-209
  13. Supercharging the User Experience with AJAX

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 211-231
  14. PackagingYour Applications

    • Jon Westfall, Rocco Augusto, Grant Allen
    Pages 233-259
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 261-269

About this book

With Beginning Android Web Apps Development, you'll learn how to apply HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ajax and other Web standards for use on the Android mobile platform, by building a variety of fun and visually stimulating games and other web applications! If you've done some basic web development, and you want to build your skills to create exceptional web apps, you'll find everything you seek in the discussions and examples in this book.

Each application you'll build in Beginning Android Web Application Development will show you solutions that you can apply to many of your own projects. Each example shares techniques and coding solutions that will inspire your own work. You'll learn how to tie your Android apps into Twitter through two apps that you'll build: Who's that Tweet?!, a quiz game based on celebrity accounts, and I Love Ham, a coding investigation into search phrases and rhyming.

Your Android web app development skills will then proceed in another direction, as you discover the power of HTML5 in two game apps: Scavenger Hunt, which introduces you to the HTML5 GPS location API, and Spies!, a location-based application that shows you how to use CSS3, Ajax, and HTML5 within multi-player environments. You'll also create an Android web application which checks the arrival time of buses and light-rails through the use of Portland, Oregon's open Tri-Met data API! This app is a great template for other apps you may want to build in the future, and showcases the important techniques for incorporating cloud-based apps into web games. After reading Beginning Android Web Apps Development, you will have built real apps and developed along the way the skills you'll need to create highly interactive, professional web applications... and, your journey will be engaging and enjoyable!

About the authors

Jon Westfall is associate director for research and technology with the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School. As a researcher and technologist working in New York City, his work focuses on how individuals make economic and public policy decisions, as well as consumer behavior.?In addition to his research, he also maintains an active career in information technology, where he has worked as a consultant since 1997, founding his own firm,?Bug Jr. Systems. As a consultant, he has developed custom software solutions (including native Windows 32 applications, Windows .NET applications, ASP,?ASP.NET, and PHP web applications), and served as a senior network and systems architect and administrator (on both Windows and Unix networks, and hybrids). He also writes for the Thoughts Media Network, serving as executive editor of Android Thoughts, and news editor of Windows Phone Thoughts. He has been recognized as a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional"?in Windows Mobile/Windows Phone since 2008, and holds a Ph.D. in cognitive experimental psychology.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-3958-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)