Use PhoneGap to build cross-platform mobile applications quickly and efficiently
About This Book
- Incorporate smartphone capabilities such as GPS, camera, accelerometer, and more into your apps for any mobile platform
- Use Cordova view to embed PhoneGap into native applications to either transit smoothly to PhoneGap or incorporate PhoneGap functionalities
Who This Book Is For
What You Will Learn
- Get to grips with the fundamentals of PhoneGap to get started
- Set up a development environment for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows
- Use Cordova CLI, workflows, and Plugman Plugin manager to create mobile applications efficiently
- Understand the development workflow to create native cross-platform mobile applications
- Embed plugin support to transition to PhoneGap or use it to enhance existing applications
- Improve your mobile development knowledge using object-oriented programming (OOP), reusable components, and AJAX closures
- Be empowered to build your own mobile apps quickly with ease
- Discover tips and tricks to make app development fun and easy
Starting by installing PhoneGap, you’ll develop an app that uses various device capabilities through different plugins and learn how to build an app in the cloud with PhoneGap’s Build service.
You’ll discover how to use PhoneGap to create an application view, along with how to use a camera, geolocation, and other device capabilities to create engaging apps. Next, you’ll augment applications with PhoneGap’s plugins using minimalistic code. You’ll explore the app preparation process to deploy your app to the app store.
By the end of the book, you’ll have also learned how to apply hybrid mobile UIs that will work across different platforms and different screen sizes for better user experience.
Style and approach
This is an example-based, fast-paced guide that covers the fundamentals of creating cross-platform mobile applications with PhoneGap.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Get up and Running with PhoneGap
Chapter 2: Mobile Platform Support
Chapter 3: Command-Line Interface
Chapter 4: Plugin Support
Chapter 5: First PhoneGap Application
Chapter 6: Accessing Native APIs
Chapter 7: Accessing Media Content
Chapter 8: Application Development Workflow