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Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud [Paperback]

Richard Rodger
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Nov. 1 2011 1118034694 978-1118034699
Learn how to build apps for mobile devices on Cloud platforms

The marketplace for apps is ever expanding, increasing the potential to make money. With this guide, you'll learn how to build cross-platform applications for mobile devices that are supported by the power of Cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services. An introduction to Cloud-based applications explains how to use HTML5 to create cross-platform mobile apps and then use Cloud services to enhance those apps. You'll learn how to build your first app with HTML5 and set it up in the Cloud, while also discovering how to use jQuery to your advantage.

  • Highlights the skills and knowledge you need to create successful apps for mobile devices with HTML5
  • Takes you through the steps for building web applications for the iPhone and Android
  • Details how to enhance your app through faster launching, touch vs. click, storage capabilities, and a cache
  • Looks at how best to use JSON, FourSquare, jQuery, AJAX, and more
  • Shares tips for creating hybrid apps that run natively

If you're interested in having your application be one of the 200,000+ apps featured in the iPhone store or the 50,000+ in the Android store, then you need this book.


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Learn to build mobile apps on the major cloud platforms

Serving as a practical guide for building mobile apps and cloud services, this book is essential reading for web developers eager to create cross-platform applications for mobile devices that are supported by the power of cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services. Author Richard Rodger walks you through building your first app with HTML5, setting it up in the cloud, and working with cloud databases. Packed with examples that show you how to build complete apps, this book elevates your already-existing skills while also acting as a stepping stone for making the leap into mobile and cloud development.

Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud:

  • Demonstrates how to get the right look and feel for your mobile apps

  • Highlights ways to enhance the user experience

  • Addresses app caching, touch events, and data storage

  • Details ways to create hybrid apps that run natively

  • Looks at how best to use JSON, REST, Oauth, jQuery, AJAX, and more

  • Shares insight as to how the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace work

  • Offers advice for marketing, advertising, and selling your 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 Rodger is the CTO of FeedHenry Ltd, a company specializing in bringing the first tools to develop cloud based applications for mobile devices. He is currently a member of the W3C Web Applications Working Group, which defines the standard for mobile widget applications.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a book for beginners Nov. 29 2013
By Homi
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Last year when I borrowed this book from library and read some chapters then I decided that this wasn't a very helpful book. I began to read another two or three books about mobile application and already have developed three mobile web application. when last month for second time I read this book then I thought this book was helpful. What I am trying to say is that if you have good knowledge about mobile application then this book will be helpful but if you are a beginner then I think that this is not a very good book to begin with.
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