Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, 2nd Edition
Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2012
Pages: 178

If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. Now updated for HTML5, the second edition of this hands-on guide shows you how to use open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device.

You’ll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then use Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework to convert it to a native Android app. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a much broader reach.

  • Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and other features
  • Add animation with JQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app
  • Make use of client-side data storage with apps that run when the Android device is offline
  • Use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features, including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts
  • Test and debug your app on the Web with real users, and submit the finished product to the Android Market
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    Android is one of the most popular mobile operating system. Google's Android operating system is a compelling addition to the mobile computing space. The market is beginning to flood with Android devices of all shapes and sizes; everyday a new android based mobile enter in the market. The popularity of android is due to good connectivity and high speed data transfer among the globe. World is interconnected with internet. Broadband made data transfer quite simple. Android Mobile engages people, involve and interact more with each other using social networking. That's why mobile and mobile computing booming these days. Android Mobile brings a new revolution and also open new door for enthusiastic developer. Best ideas becoming popular over the nights. So, everyone wish to develop his own android app. Developing Android app needs good knowledge of Java and the Android SDK. You need to dig deep to master mobile development.

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