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Professional Mobile Application Development

ISBN: 978-1-118-20390-3
432 pages
September 2012
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Create applications for all major smartphone platforms

Creating applications for the myriad versions and varieties of mobile phone platforms on the market can be daunting to even the most seasoned developer. This authoritative guide is written in such as way that it takes your existing skills and experience and uses that background as a solid foundation for developing applications that cross over between platforms, thereby freeing you from having to learn a new platform from scratch each time. Concise explanations walk you through the tools and patterns for developing for all the mobile platforms while detailed steps walk you through setting up your development environment for each platform.

  • Covers all the major options from native development to web application development
  • Discusses major third party platform development acceleration tools, such as Appcelerator and PhoneGap
  • Zeroes in on topics such as developing applications for Android, IOS, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry

Professional Mobile Cross Platform Development shows you how to best exploit the growth in mobile platforms, with a minimum of hassle.

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INTRODUCTION xxiii

CHAPTER 1: PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS 1

CHAPTER 2: DIVING INTO MOBILE: APP OR WEBSITE? 11

CHAPTER 3: CREATING CONSUMABLE WEB SERVICES FOR MOBILE DEVICES 37

CHAPTER 4: MOBILE USER INTERFACE DESIGN 89

CHAPTER 5: MOBILE WEBSITES 117

CHAPTER 6: GETTING STARTED WITH ANDROID 151

CHAPTER 7: GETTING STARTED WITH IOS 183

CHAPTER 8: GETTING STARTED WITH WINDOWS PHONE 7 229

CHAPTER 9: GETTING STARTED WITH BLACKBERRY 253

CHAPTER 10: GETTING STARTED WITH APPCELERATOR TITANIUM 283

CHAPTER 11: GETTING STARTED WITH PHONEGAP 309

CHAPTER 12: GETTING STARTED WITH MONOTOUCH AND MONO FOR ANDROID 343

INDEX 379

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Jeff McWherter is the Director of Development at Gravity Works Design and Development. He is a founding member and current Vice President for the Greater Lansing Users for .NET.

Scott Gowell is a senior developer at Gravity Works Design and Development. He develops mobile applications for clients and speaks at local user groups.

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