Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools

ISBN-10: 1449316417

ISBN-13: 9781449316419

Edition: 2nd 2012

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If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. This hands-on book shows you how to use these open source web standards—instead of Java—to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device.You'll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then convert it to a native Android app with Adobe's free PhoneGap framework. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a broader reach.Learn the basics for making a web page look great on the Android web browserConvert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and moreAdd animation with JavaScript to make your web app look and feel like a native Android appTake advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the Android device is offlineUse PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features—including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alertsTest and debug your app on the Web under load with real users, and then submit the finished product to the Android Market
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List price: $41.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.13" wide x 9.17" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jonathan Stark is a mobile and web application consultant who the Wall Street Journal has called an expert on publishing desktop data to the web. He has written two books on web application programming, is a tech editor for both php:architect and Advisor magazines, and has been quoted in the media on internet and mobile lifestyle trends. Jonathan began his programming career more than 20 years ago on a Tandy TRS-80 and still thinks Zork was a sweet game.

Brian Jepson is a book editor with MAKE, a hacker, and co-organizer of Providence Geeks and the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. He’s also a geek-at-large for AS220, a nonprofit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work and also provides galleries, performance space, fabrication facilities, and live/work space.

Brian MacDonald has edited programming and networking books for major publishers on topics ranging from securing Windows servers to PHP web programming to running an eBay business. He also coauthored O'Reilly's Learning C# 2005 and Learning ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX.

Getting Started
Web Apps Versus Native Apps
What Is a Web App?
What Is a Native App?
Pros and Cons
Which Approach Is Right for You?
Web Programming Crash Course
Introduction to HTML
Introduction to CSS
Introduction to JavaScript
Bask Styling
Don't Have a Website?
First Steps
Prepare a Separate Android Stylesheet
Control the Page Scaling
Adding the Android CSS
Adding the Android Look and Feel
Adding Basic Behavior with jQuery
What You've Learned
Advanced Styling
Adding a Touch of Ajax
Traffic Cop
Setting Up Some Content to Work With
Routing Requests with JavaScript
Simple Bells and Whistles
Progress Indicator
Setting the Page Title
Handling Long Titles
Automatic Scroll-to-Top
Hijacking Local Links Only
Roll Your Own Back Button
Adding an Icon to the Home Screen
What You've Learned
With a Little Help from Our Friend
Sliding Home
Adding the Dates Panel
Adding the Date Panel
Adding the New Entry Panel
Adding the Settings Panel
Putting It All Together
Customizing jQTouch
What You've Learned
Client-Side Data Storage
Web Storage
Saving User Settings to Local Storage
Saving the Selected Date to Session Storage
Web SQL Database
Creating a Database
Inserting Rows
Selecting Rows and Handling Result Sets
Deleting Rows
Web Database Error Code Reference
What You've Learned
Going Offline
The Basics of the Offline Application Cache
Online Whitelist and Fallback Options
Creating a Dynamic Manifest File
The JavaScript Console
What You've Learned
Going Native
Introduction to PhoneGap
Building Your App Locally with Eclipse and the Android SDK
Download and Install Eclipse Classic
Download and Install the Android SDK
Install the ADT Plug-In in Eclipse
Add Android Platforms and Other Components
Download the Latest Copy of PhoneGap
Set Up a New Android Project
Running Kilo as an Android App
Controlling the Phone with JavaScript
Beep, Vibrate, and Alert
What You've Learned
Submitting Your App to the Android Market
Preparing a Release Version of Your App
Removing Debug Code
Versioning Your App
Compile and Sign Your App
Uploading Your App to the Android Market
Distributing Your App Directly
Further Reading
Appendix: Detecting Browsers with WURFL
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