Programming the Mobile Web

Programming the Mobile Web

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Today's market for mobile apps goes beyond the iPhone to include BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Phone, and smartphones powered by Android, webOS, and other platforms. If you're an experienced web developer, this book shows you how to build a standard app core that you can extend to work with specific devices. You'll learn the particulars and pitfalls of building mobile apps with HTML, CSS, and other standard web tools. You'll also explore platform variations, finicky mobile browsers, Ajax design patterns for mobile, and much more. Before you know it, you'll be able to create mashups using Web 2.0 APIs in apps for the App Store, App World, OVI Store, Android Market, and other online retailers. Learn how to use your existing web skills to move into mobile development Discover key differences in mobile app design and navigation, including touch devices Use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax to create effective user interfaces in the mobile environment Learn about technologies such as HTML5, XHTML MP, and WebKit extensions Understand variations of platforms such as Symbian, BlackBerry, webOS, Bada, Android, and iOS for iPhone and iPad Bypass the browser to create offline apps and widgets using web technologiesPrior to iOS 4.0, when the user clicks a link that opens another application, the browser closes. ... can open the Facebook iPhone native application (if installed) showing the usera#39;s list of friends using the URL fb://friends, and if ... indicating that the application seems not to be installed and providing a link to the App Store so the user can buy or download it. ... For example, linking to a YouTube video will fire the YouTube internal application (if the user has defined it as the default player).

Title:Programming the Mobile Web
Author:Maximiliano Firtman
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2010-07-16


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