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Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices by Earle Castledine, Max Wheeler, Myles Eftos

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Chapter 5Using Device Features from Web Apps

We’ve morphed our simple mobile website into a basic app, but to meet the insatiable expectations of our users (and our client), we have to do better than that! Fortunately, that will be both easy and fun, because so far we’ve only been using a fraction of the functionality afforded to us. Today’s mobile devices are filled to the brim with futuristic features: multi-touch screens, gyroscopes, cameras, accelerometers … You might think that access to this kind of device functionality would be the exclusive province of the native app—but that’s not the case. Thanks to some emerging standards that are being implemented surprisingly quickly by mobile browsers, web apps have access to a sizable portion of ...

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