Use PhoneGap to build cross-platform mobile applications quickly and efficiently
About This Book
Incorporate smartphone capabilities such as GPS, camera, accelerometer, and more into your apps for any mobile platform
Use Cordova view to embed PhoneGap into native applications to either transit smoothly to PhoneGap or incorporate PhoneGap functionalities
Who This Book Is For
What You Will Learn
Get to grips with the fundamentals of PhoneGap to get started
Set up a development environment for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows
Use Cordova CLI, workflows, and Plugman Plugin manager to create mobile applications efficiently
Understand the development workflow to create native cross-platform mobile applications
Embed plugin support to transition to PhoneGap or use it to enhance existing applications
Improve your mobile development knowledge using object-oriented programming (OOP), reusable components, and AJAX closures
Be empowered to build your own mobile apps quickly with ease
Discover tips and tricks to make app development fun and easy
Starting by installing PhoneGap, you’ll develop an app that uses various device capabilities through different plugins and learn how to build an app in the cloud with PhoneGap’s Build service.
You’ll discover how to use PhoneGap to create an application view, along with how to use a camera, geolocation, and other device capabilities to create engaging apps. Next, you’ll augment applications with PhoneGap's plugins using minimalistic code. You’ll explore the app preparation process to deploy your app to the app store.
By the end of the book, you’ll have also learned how to apply hybrid mobile UIs that will work across different platforms and different screen sizes for better user experience.
Style and approach
This is an example-based, fast-paced guide that covers the fundamentals of creating cross-platform mobile applications with PhoneGap.
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