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As more and more of our online life and daily activities evolve into the mobile landscape it has never been of more importance to start venturing into the world of mobile applications.

With PhoneGap, you can put your existing development skills and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge to great use by creating mobile apps for cross-platform devices.

"PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" will show you how to create native mobile applications for multiple device platforms using the PhoneGap API. You will learn to build dynamic applications that interact with the native functionality on the device to create a rich, interactive experience for your users.

This is a cookbook with each section written as a recipe in an informal, friendly style. Each recipe contains the complete code needed to build your applications, and plenty of screenshots showing the completed projects running on devices are included to assist you.

"PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" will introduce the PhoneGap API to you in clear, concise sections, breaking down each recipe to achieve realistic working projects that can be applied to your own mobile applications.

You will be shown how to use the mobile development framework to build applications that can be deployed and run on multiple mobile platforms including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

This book will explore the various methods and functions available using the API, and how to write code that interacts with the native functions, including geolocation sensors, contacts database, and native button events of the device to create powerful applications ready for the market place.

"PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" will help you break into the world of mobile application development. Build mobile applications in code you're comfortable with, create a richer user experience for your users and become part of the ever-growing mobile market place.

Approach

This cookbook consists of recipes with plenty of example code and is full of screenshots to make the learning curve easier and quicker.

Who this book is for

This book is for creative professionals, ideally with web development experience, who are interested in building applications for the emerging mobile market but do not want to learn a new SDK for every phone on the shelf. You should be comfortable with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and interested in learning the new advances in those technologies that allow for rich, native-style experiences. This book supports a beginner to advanced level of PhoneGap.

Matt Gifford

Matt Gifford is an RIA developer from Cambridge, England, who specializes in ColdFusion development. With over ten years' industry experience across various sectors, Matt is currently Lead Developer with Fuzzy Orange Ltd.

A regular presenter at national and international conferences and online meetings, Matt also contributes articles and tutorials to international industry magazines, and maintains his blog www.mattgifford.co.uk.