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Beginning iOS Application Development with HTML and JavaScript [Paperback]

Richard Wagner

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Feb. 1 2012 Wrox Programmer to Programmer

This book covers the various aspects of developing web-based applications for iOS. Over the past four years, the iPhone and iPad have been amazingly successful. Because of this success, application developers are entering a world of sophisticated, multifunctional mobile applications. Now mobile web-based applications can bring together web apps, native apps, multimedia video and audio, and the mobile device itself. By using this book you will learn how to create a mobile application from beginning to end, utilizing open source frameworks to speed up development times, emulate the look and feel of built-in Apple applications, capture finger touch interactions, and optimize applications for Wi-Fi and wireless networks.

The book introduces you to the web application platform for iOS. It also guides you through the process of building new applications from scratch as well as migrating existing web applications to this new mobile platform. By doing this, the book helps readers design a user interface that is optimized for iOS touch-screen displays and integrate their applications with iPhone services, including Phone, Mail, Google Maps, and GPS.

This book is aimed at beginning and intermediate web developers who want to learn how to build new applications for iOS or migrate existing web apps to this platform. In general, you will find it helpful if you have a working knowledge of these technologies:

  • HTML/XHTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Ajax

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Transfer your existing skills to the iOS platform

Are you already proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax and eager to create apps that can be rapidly deployed across mobile devices—but you don't want to have to learn a whole new technology in order to do so? Then this is the book for you. Written by an experienced web designer and developer, this helpful guide enables you to use what you already know and gets you up to speed quickly with applying your existing skills to the mobile platform so that you can start developing apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad today. After an introduction to iOS development using web technologies, the book then explains how to work with core technologies, enable and optimize websites for the iPhone and iPad, style with CSS, program the interface, and, ultimately, submit your apps to the App Store.

Beginning iOS Application Development with HTML and JavaScript:

  • Zeroes in on handling touch interactions, detecting an orientation change, and changing a style sheet when orientation changes

  • Explores animation, special effects, gradients, shadows and reflections, masks, and more

  • Demonstrates how to interact with native iPhone services

  • Addresses programming the canvas, building with web app frameworks, handling bandwidth and performance optimizations, and debugging and deploying

  • Shows how you can use PhoneGap to create a native iOS app

  • Highlights comparing the strengths of web apps and native apps

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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About the Author

Richard Wagner is Lead Product Architect of Mobile/Web at Maark, LLC. He is an experienced web designer and developer and the author of several web-related books on the underlying technologies of the iPhone application platform.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read Dec 20 2012
By B. Schwarzenbek - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are looking to make an HTML app that makes your web page turn out beautifully on an iOS device, this is the book to get. It is well-written and extremely easy to follow. Lots of pictures too.

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