Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript : Making App Store Apps without Objective-C or Cocoa

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What people are saying about Building iPhone Apps w/ HTML, CSS, and JavaScript "The future of mobile development is clearly web technologies like CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Jonathan Stark shows you how to leverage your existing web development skills to build native iPhone applications using these technologies." --John Allsopp, author and founder of Web Directions "Jonathan's book is the most comprehensive documentation available for developing web applications for mobile Safari. Not just great tech coverage, this book is an easy read of purely fascinating mobile tidbits in a fun colloquial style. Must have for all PhoneGap developers." -- Brian LeRoux, Nitobi Software It's a fact: if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop your own iPhone apps. With this book, you'll learn how to use these open source web technologies to design and build apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch on the platform of your choice-without using Objective-C or Cocoa. Device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and this book shows you how to create one product for several platforms.
You'll find guidelines for converting your product into a native iPhone app using the free PhoneGap framework. And you'll learn why releasing your product as a web app first helps you find, fix, and test bugs much faster than if you went straight to the App Store with a product built with Apple's tools. * Build iPhone apps with tools you already know how to use * Learn how to make an existing website look and behave like an iPhone app * Add native-looking animations to your web app using jQTouch * Take advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the iPhone is offline * Hook into advanced iPhone features -- including the accelerometer, geolocation, and vibration -- with JavaScript * Submit your applications to the App Store with Xcode This book received valuable community input through O'Reilly's Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS). Learn more at
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 172.72 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0596805780
  • 9780596805784
  • 105,702

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
Web App vs. Native App
Web Programming Crash Course
Chapter 2 Basic iPhone Styling
First Steps
Adding the iPhone CSS
Adding the iPhone Look and Feel
Adding Basic Behavior with jQuery
What You ve Learned
Chapter 3 Advanced iPhone Styling
Adding a Touch of Ajax
Traffic Cop
Simple Bells and Whistles
Roll Your Own Back Button
Adding an Icon to the Home Screen
Full Screen Mode
What You ve Learned
Chapter 4 Animation
With a Little Help from Our Friend
Sliding Home
Adding the Dates Panel
Adding the Date Panel
Adding the New Entry Panel
Adding the Settings Panel
Putting It All Together
Customizing jQTouch
What You ve Learned
Chapter 5 Client-Side Data Storage
LocalStorage and SessionStorage
Client-Side Database
What You ve Learned Chapter 6 Going Offline
The Basics of the Offline Application Cache
Online Whitelist and Fallback Options
Creating a Dynamic Manifest File
What You ve Learned
Chapter 7 Going Native
Intro to PhoneGap
Installing Your App on iPhone
Controlling iPhone with JavaScript
What You ve Learned
Chapter 8 App Store
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About Jonathan Stark

Jonathan Stark is a web developer and leading expert on publishing desktop data to the web. Past clients include Staples, Turner Broadcasting, and the PGA Tour. Jonathan is the author of the book Web Publishing with PHP and FileMaker 9, is a regular speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference, and is a tech editor for php|architect and FileMaker Advisor magazines.
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