Experienced mobile developer John M. Wargo thoroughly introduces the PhoneGap platform, explaining what it is, what it does, and how it works. He then guides you through configuring PhoneGap environments—creating complete mobile apps—and building them for the Google Android™, Samsung bada, BlackBerry® devices, Apple® iOS, Symbian™ OS, and Windows® Phone. Through realistic examples, you’ll master key PhoneGap APIs for everything from GPS to the file system, contacts to camera, device to events, and more. Wargo also demonstrates how to take full advantage of PhoneGap Build, PhoneGap’s cloud-based packaging utility.
The anatomy of a PhoneGap application (what makes an application a PhoneGap application)
Understanding the impact of cross-platform development issues
Exploring the entire PhoneGap development process, including testing and debugging
Expanding PhoneGap’s capabilities with third-party development tools and plug-ins
Building cross-platform apps that use the device camera, compass, accelerometer, and other hardware
Reading from and writing to the contacts database and the device file system
Installing tools needed to develop PhoneGap apps for Android, bada, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Phone
Reacting to events and notifying users
Using the Media API to record and play media files
Building for multiple platforms simultaneously using PhoneGap Build
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Downloadable code projects, additional information, and errata are available at phonegapessentials.com.