Professional Ubuntu Mobile Development
By Ian Lawrence, Rodrigo Cesar Lopes Belem
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: October 2009
Pages: 370

Essential reading for open source software developers

As the most popular open source operating system in use today, Ubuntu Linux has recently released versions that are aimed at device manufacturers who build Internet-ready handheld devices based on both the Atom and ARMEL processors. This exciting book provides an overview of the tools and techniques you need to understand when customizing a mobile Internet device, and offers you step-by-step tutorials which walk you through some common tasks. Written by Ubuntu Mobile community developers, the book begins with an overview of the Mobile Linux landscape and then moves through setting up, developing, packaging and building a distribution for a mobile device.

  • Discusses why the look and feel of a device is so important

  • Reviews how to choose the right applications

  • Shows how to develop applications for a mobile device

  • Explains ways to prepare your application for distribution

  • Offers techniques for fine-tuning the kernel

  • Walks you through "customizing" and building your own distribution

  • Discusses how to test for standards of stability and performance

  • Reveals tips for handling common problems and executing solutionss

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