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Bringing Web Programming to Mobile Devices
About the Author
Adrian Kosmaczewski has been working as an iOS developer since 2008. Before that, he was a web developer working with classic ASP since 1996, ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Django, and more. He runs a consulting and training business in Oron-la-Ville, Switzerland. He has a degree of Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.
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The central message of this book is that the mobile web can no longer be treated as a second class citizen. Mobile friendly websites and apps are now a necessity. Many questions come up when actually addressing the issue of making a web app mobile friendly. Device OS, screen size and browser features differ significantly, even within a single manufacturer. Several tools exist to bridge this gap and the author provides an introduction for three: PhoneGap, Sencha Touch and JQuery Mobile.
The next three chapters are devoted to the tools mentioned above. JQuery Mobile is the easiest to learn and implement, but is limited in several ways. If you have a firm understanding and experience using Ext.js(I do not) then Sencha Touch will be an easy and more flexible route. PhoneGap is probably the tool that most developers are looking for. It provides a way to create native applications on multiple platforms based off of your web app. This has several advantages and allows the option to easily monetize your app.