Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming
Building Applications for Mobile Safari
By Richard Wagner
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: April 2008
Pages: 284

Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming

The unprecedented success of iPhone and iPod touch serves asproof positive that application developers are entering unchartedterritory when it comes to creating sophisticated, multi-functionalmobile applications for the revolutionary interface design of thetouch screen. The Safari-exclusive applications for these Appledevices assemble elements of Web 2.0 apps, traditional desktopapps, multimedia video and audio, and the cell phone. this bookshows you how to integrate these various elements with key designconcepts and principles in order to develop a highly usableinterface for the touch screen.

You'll learn to use existing open-source libraries in your code,imitate the overall look and feel of built-in Apple applications,and migrate existing Web 2.0 apps and sites to this new mobileplatform. Along the way, you'll discover how to design a userinterface that is optimized for the touch-screen display. By theend of the book, you'll feel untouchable as you create a custommobile application from scratch.

What you will learn from this book:

  • How to design and implement an iPhone user interface
  • Ways to enable and optimize web sites for iPhone and iPodtouch.
  • Tips for handling touch interactions and capturing JavaScriptevents
  • Specific CSS styles that are useful for developingapplications
  • Techniques for integrating applications with core iPhoneservices including Phone, Mail, and Goolge Maps
  • How to minimize constraints and maximize bandwidth andapp-execution performance
  • Methods of debugging Mobile Safari applications

Who this book is for:
This book is for web developers who want to build newapplications for iPhone and iPod touch. A working knowledge ofHTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX is necessary.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues t3echnology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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