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Programming the Mobile Web M. Firtman

Programming the Mobile Web

M. Firtman

Published July 16th 2010
ISBN : 9781449395896
ebook
512 pages
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Todays market for mobile apps goes beyond the iPhone to include BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Phone, and smartphones powered by Android, webOS, and other platforms. If youre an experienced web developer, this book shows you how to build a standard appMoreTodays market for mobile apps goes beyond the iPhone to include BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Phone, and smartphones powered by Android, webOS, and other platforms. If youre an experienced web developer, this book shows you how to build a standard app core that you can extend to work with specific devices. Youll learn the particulars and pitfalls of building mobile apps with HTML, CSS, and other standard web tools.Youll also explore platform variations, finicky mobile browsers, Ajax design patterns for mobile, and much more. Before you know it, youll be able to create mashups using Web 2.0 APIs in apps for the App Store, App World, OVI Store, Android Market, and other online retailers.Learn how to use your existing web skills to move into mobile developmentDiscover key differences in mobile app design and navigation, including touch devicesUse HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax to create effective user interfaces in the mobile environmentLearn about technologies such as HTML5, XHTML MP, and WebKit extensionsUnderstand variations of platforms such as Symbian, BlackBerry, webOS, Bada, Android, and iOS for iPhone and iPadBypass the browser to create offline apps and widgets using web technologies