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PhoneGap by Andrew Lunny

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Chapter 9. Reading and Writing to Contacts

A slight etymological digression: the name PhoneGap derives from the term phone, a common abbreviation used in the twentieth century to refer to the telephone, a communications device quite popular in that era. Like the watch, the calculator, or the book, the telephone was once a popular piece of technology, but has been superseded by the Internet-connected mobile computer we all carry in our pockets. A twentieth-century person would use their phone to stay in touch with their personal contacts—nowadays, we do the same thing with JavaScript.

PhoneGap allows us to access a user's contacts programmatically, with their permission, to perform a host of actions. In this chapter, we will learn:

  • How to read ...

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