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jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials Second Edition by Andy Matthews, Raymond Camden

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Chapter 12. Creating Native Applications

In this chapter, we will look at how to turn jQuery Mobile-based web applications into native applications for mobile devices. We'll discuss the PhoneGap framework, and how it allows you to tap into your device's hardware.

We will cover the following aspects:

  • Discuss the PhoneGap project and what it does
  • Demonstrate how to use PhoneGap's Build service to create native applications

HTML as a native application

For most folks, creating a native application on a platform like Android or iOS requires learning an entirely new programming language. While it is always good to learn new languages and expand your skill set, wouldn't it be cool if you could take your existing HTML skills, and use them natively on a mobile ...

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