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Apache Cordova in Action

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Summary

Apache Cordova in Action teaches you to create and launch hybrid mobile apps using Cordova or Phonegap. By following carefully selected examples, step-by-step tutorials, and crystal-clear explanations, you'll learn to build apps from the Cordova CLI, how to make use of device features like the camera and accelerometer, how to submit your apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store, and more.

About the Book

Developing a mobile app requires extensive knowledge of native programming techniques for multiple platforms. Apache Cordova lets you use your existing skills in web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to build powerful mobile apps. Your apps also get the power of integration with native device features like the camera and file system.

Apache Cordova in Action teaches you how to design, create, and launch hybrid mobile apps people will want to use. With the help of straightforward, real-world examples, you’ll learn to build apps from the Cordova CLI and to make use of native device features like the camera and accelerometer. You’ll learn testing techniques and discover the PhoneGap Build service and how to submit your apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store. Along the way, this helpful guide discusses mobile app design and shows you how to create effective, professional-quality UI and UX.

What’s Inside

  • Build mobile apps

  • UI, UX, and testing techniques

  • Deploy to Google Play and the Apple App Store

  • Employ libraries like Bootstrap, jQuery Mobile, and Ionic

  • About the Reader

    Readers should be familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. No experience with mobile app development needed.

    About the Author

    Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. He is passionate about mobile development and has spoken at conferences worldwide.