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The ASP.NET MVC 4 framework is used to build scalable web applications with the help of design patterns and .NET Framework. The Model-View-Controller (MVC) is a design principle which separates the components of a web application. This separation helps you to modify, develop, and test different components of a web application.

ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile App Development helps you to develop next generation applications, while guiding you to deal with the constraints the mobile web places on application development. By the end of the book, you will be well versed with all the aspects of mobile app development.

ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile App Development introduces you to developing mobile web apps using the ASP.NET MVC 4 framework. Walking you through the process of creating a homebrew recipe sharing application, this book teaches you the fundamentals and concepts relevant to developing Internet-ready mobile-enabled web apps. Through the sample application, you will learn how to secure your apps against XSS and CSRF attacks, open up your application to users using third party logins such as Google or Facebook, and how to use Razor, HTML 5, and CSS 3 to create custom views and content targeting mobile devices. Using these custom views, you will then learn how to create web apps with a native mobile device feel using jQuery mobile. By the end of the book, you will be presented with a set of challenges to prove to yourself that you now have the skills to extend your existing web applications to the mobile web or create new mobile web apps.

Approach

A step-by-step tutorial to get acquainted with the ASP.NET MVC4 Framework and its features in order to discover how to develop web applications using them.

Who this book is for

This book is targeted at people who are familiar with C# development on the .NET platform and are interested in web development with the ASP.NET development framework. No prior web or mobile development experience is required.

Andy Meadows

Andy Meadows has been in a love affair with technology since his third-grade teacher introduced him to her TRS-80 Model III in 1981. After several months of typing "Go North" on the keyboard, he began his foray into BASIC programming. The TRS-80 Model III begat a Commodore 64 and an introduction to Pascal. By 1988, he was spending his summers earning money by writing software in C for local small businesses.

While attending college at the University of Georgia, Andy developed his passion for web development and, of course, beer. His first web application was a series of CGI scripts that output content for NCSA Mosaic and by 1994, he was designing web interfaces for global information systems.

After college, Andy wandered listlessly through the IT world spending time in several verticals using several different languages, but he always returned home to web development. In 2002, he began his foray into mobile development beginning with native Java development, and quickly moving into the mobile web space where he began marrying his two passions: mobile web development and .NET.

Since then, Andy has worked on several projects involving mobile development, web development, or both. He is extremely excited about the future of the mobile web made possible by the newest generation of mobile devices. He is currently working at a startup in Atlanta, where he lives with his wife and two children.