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PHP Ajax Cookbook by R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah, Roshan Bhattarai, Milan Sedliak

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Building native apps with PhoneGap

Even though we can bring offline access, startup images, client-side data storage, and other nifty features to web apps, web apps still can't use device hardware features. Accelerometer, sound, vibration, and iPhone's inbuilt geolocation features are hardware-oriented and they're available only with native apps. Native iPhone apps were usually built with Objective C on Mac machines till PhoneGap. PhoneGap is an alternative development tool that allows us to build native iPhone apps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It acts as a bridge between web applications and mobile devices; hence, it allows us to convert our web apps to other mobile targets quickly. Apart from the iPhone, it also supports other smartphones like ...

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