Beginning PhoneGap by Thomas Myer

By Thomas Myer

Create cross-platform cellular apps with no need to profit a brand new language!PhoneGap is an open resource resolution, excellent for net builders desirous to construct cross-platform cellular apps with no need to profit a brand new language. utilizing HTML, CSS, and Javascript, PhoneGap enables you to leap into the cellular global and increase apps for iPhone, Android, and the BlackBerry.Walks you thru fitting the advance software program Covers the fundamentals of every of PhoneGap's useful devices Introduces numerous initiatives you could construct with the framework Discusses utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript Explores the gains accelerameter and compass Examines media, garage and documents, digicam, contacts, geolocation, and extra inside of starting PhoneGap, each one new bankruptcy builds at the classes taught within the past in order that by way of the top of the ebook, you could have cellular apps up and running!"NOTE: numerous major alterations to the PhoneGap software program happened almost immediately after this ebook used to be released. the writer has written additional pages to deal with those and different alterations. you could obtain the updates to this publication from the book's help web page at the Wrox website." 

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Can that code then be ported to another platform quickly and easily, thereby reducing the complexity of supporting multiple platforms? Getting to Know the Origins of PhoneGap The fi rst PhoneGap code was authored at the San Francisco iPhoneDevCamp in August 2008. A contributing driver for its creation was a simple fact that almost every single newbie iPhone developer runs into: Objective-C can be a very unfamiliar environment for web developers, and there are lots more web developers out there than there are Objective-C ones.

Com. Click the Download button on PhoneGap’s navigation bar. ) 3. 4. A ZIP fi le should download to your Downloads folder. 5. 6. pkg fi le. Double-click the ZIP fi le to uncompress it. You should see a folder that contains various fi les and directories, as shown in Figure 2-2. When the installer screen opens, as shown in Figure 2-3, follow the prompts until the PhoneGap SDK is installed. 10/31/11 10:41:57 AM Downloading PhoneGap 7. ❘ 19 You can confi rm that everything is installed correctly by opening Xcode and starting a new project.

Or, you could send geolocation data to a remote web server so that dispatchers can keep tabs on field workers. Working with Media Files In PhoneGap, the Media Capture API isn’t simply a good means for capturing photos. You can also use it to capture audio and video data as well. As expected, the Media Capture API allows you to start and stop recording, play, pause, and stop media fi les, and even display an audio fi le’s duration. From an application point of view, you can use the Media Capture API to create different voice- and video-recording apps — think of how useful it would be to have a tool that lets you record audio and video, and add written notes or photos in one package (for those of who use Evernote, you’ll recognize that this describes it perfectly).

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