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Professional Ubuntu Mobile Development

ISBN: 978-0-470-43676-9
360 pages
November 2009
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Ubuntu Mobile is quickly being adopted by mobile device manufacturers and provides Web browsing, e-mail, media, camera, VoIP, instant messaging, GPS, blogging, digital TV, games, contacts, dates/calendar, and simple software updates on every mobile device. As the first book on Ubuntu Mobile, this resource is authored by one of the top experts for Ubuntu Mobile who shows how to implement solutions for original equipment manufacturers and independent software vendors wishing to go to market using Ubuntu Mobile. The material also covers setting up Linux for mobile application development, the difference between developing on a mobile Internet device and a regular desktop environment, step-by-step tutorials, and much more.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Mobile Linux.

Chapter 2: The Development Environment.

Chapter 3: Power Management.

Chapter 4: Application Development.

Chapter 5: Application Packaging.

Chapter 6: Application Selection.

Chapter 7: Theming.

Chapter 8: Kernel Fine-Tuning.

Chapter 9: Testing and Usabilit.

Chapter 10: Tips and Tricks.

Chapter 11: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 12: Mobile Directions.

Chapter 13: Common Problems and Possible Solutions.

Appendix A: Ubuntu's Right Arm.

Appendix B: Git Usage.

Appendix C: Hosting Your Project on Launchpad.

Appendix D: Desktop Power Applet Code.

Appendix E: An Overview.


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Author Information

Ian Robert Lawrence is a Scrum Master at the Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia. He is a founding member of both the Ubuntu Brazil and Debian Amazonas communities.

Rodrigo Cesar Lopes Belem is a freelance software developer and advocate who has contributed to many open source projects such as Enlightenment and Ubuntu. He currently works as a software developer at the Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia.

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