Programming the Mobile Web

Programming the Mobile Web


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With the second edition of this popular book, you'll learn how to build HTML5 and CSS3-based apps that access geolocation, accelerometer, multi-touch screens, offline storage, and other features in today's smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. The market for mobile apps continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, and this book is the most complete reference available for the mobile web. Author and mobile development expert Maximiliano Firtman shows you how to develop a standard app core that you can extend to work with specific devices. This updated edition covers many recent advances in mobile development, including responsive web design techniques, offline storage, mobile design patterns, and new mobile browsers, platforms, and hardware APIs. Learn the particulars and pitfalls of building mobile websites and apps with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and responsive techniques Create effective user interfaces for touch devices and different resolution displays Understand variations among iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, and other mobile platforms Bypass the browser to create native web apps, ebooks, and PhoneGap applications Build apps for browsers and online retailers such as the App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Store, and App World

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  • Paperback | 774 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 1,133.98g
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • SebastopolUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1449334970
  • 9781449334970
  • 910,896

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About Maximiliano Firtman

Maximiliano Firtman, @firt, is a developer focused on mobile and HTML5 development. He is a trainer in mobile technologies and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is the author of many books, including Programming the Mobile Web (O'Reilly). He has spoken at international conferences such as OSCON, Velocity, Breaking Development, GOTO Europe, Campus Party, QCon, and Adobe en Vivo. He has been an Adobe Community Professional since 2011 and a Nokia Developer Champion since 2006, and he has developed many mobile-related projects, such as,, and He maintains a mobile web development blog at He is an expert in native and HTML5 web development, including iOS, Android, PhoneGap, and jQuery technologies.

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