PhoneGap Essentials by Ivan Turkovic

By Ivan Turkovic

Use PhoneGap to construct cross-platform cellular purposes fast and efficiently

About This Book

  • Build local cellphone functions with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Incorporate phone services comparable to GPS, digital camera, accelerometer, and extra into your apps for any cellular platform
  • Use Cordova view to embed PhoneGap into local purposes to both transit easily to PhoneGap or contain PhoneGap functionalities

Who This publication Is For

If you're a cellular software developer in iOS or Android, or an internet software developer who desires to easy methods to make cross-platform cellular functions utilizing PhoneGap, this publication is ideal for you. To utilize this booklet, it is going to be worthy when you have previous wisdom of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

What you'll Learn

  • Get to grips with the basics of PhoneGap to get started
  • Set up a improvement setting for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows
  • Use Cordova CLI, workflows, and Plugman Plugin supervisor to create cellular functions efficiently
  • Understand the advance workflow to create local cross-platform cellular applications
  • Embed plugin aid to transition to PhoneGap or use it to reinforce present applications
  • Improve your cellular improvement wisdom utilizing object-oriented programming (OOP), reusable parts, and AJAX closures
  • Be empowered to construct your personal cellular apps quick with ease
  • Discover information and tips to make app improvement enjoyable and easy

In Detail

PhoneGap is an open resource framework on the way to fast construct cross-platform cellular apps utilizing HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. PhoneGap construct is a cloud carrier with a view to speedy boost and assemble cellular purposes with out SDKs, compilers, and undefined. PhoneGap lets you use its latest plugins or create new ones, as consistent with your specifications, to augment your cellular applications.

Starting via fitting PhoneGap, you are going to advance an app that makes use of a number of machine features via various plugins and how you can construct an app within the cloud with PhoneGap's construct service.

You'll realize the best way to use PhoneGap to create an software view, besides the way to use a digicam, geolocation, and different gadget functions to create enticing apps. subsequent, you will increase functions with PhoneGap's plugins utilizing minimalistic code. you will discover the app education method to installation your app to the app store.

By the tip of the ebook, you should have additionally realized tips on how to practice hybrid cellular UIs that might paintings throughout assorted systems and diversified monitor sizes for larger consumer experience.

Style and approach

This is an example-based, fast moving advisor that covers the basics of making cross-platform cellular purposes with PhoneGap.

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In the beginning, the idea was to create project templates that could be reused inside Xcode for iOS or Eclipse for Android to develop hybrid applications. Shortly afterwards, PhoneGap supported Blackberry OS. The team behind the project was from Nitobi Software company. They started to work on PhoneGap as a more serious tool for development. It began to be used for a full development cycle including preparing builds for deployment to the app stores or for using inside enterprises. 0 Conference.

Bash_profile The following command will launch the Android SDK manager window and you should see the recommended libraries already preselected: android sdk Click the Install 2 packages button and accept all the agreements for the required libraries. Besides Android SDK, we need to install Apache Ant in order to be able to build and run the applications inside Android Simulator. Run the following command: brew install ant In order to emulate an Android device, we need to first create a virtual device.

It will give you an overview of the capabilities and how to use them. Chapter 4, Plugin Support, will show you that accessing any platform API is disabled by default, so all features are nicely packed in separate plugins that you can add and manage based on your needs. Chapter 5, First PhoneGap Application, shows you how to create the first basic Hello World application with PhoneGap and tells you about the file structure organization and building a fully functional application. Chapter 6, Accessing Native APIs, discusses the different hardware APIs that are available on most of the platforms PhoneGap supports.

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