WebKit is the key to creating mobile apps that run on all devices — learn to use it now!
What do Android phones, iPhones, iPads, BlackBerry devices, Kindles, and most other mobile devices have in common? They all have web browsers powered by WebKit, the de facto cross-platform mobile app standard. Whether you're a business owner seeking to go mobile or a developer wanting to create dynamite mobile apps, this book will help you get there!
The big picture — get an overview of mobile web app design and the browser engine that makes it possible
Create your first app — develop several web apps from scratch, learn about mobile app testing, and use real-world tools and techniques such as jQuery Mobile and Mobile Boilerplate
Optimizing secrets — find out how to optimize your apps for performance and for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and webOS
Get more advanced — explore how to use PhoneGap to convert apps from web to native, add advanced graphics and animation, maximize your use of phone features, and beef up your apps
Open the book and find:
Some background on how browsers work
The difference between web apps and native apps
Useful keyboard and menu shortcuts
How to make WebKit your default browser
Design tips for mobile apps
Tips on maximizing touch events
Online performance testing tools
Acquire, install, and use the latest version of WebKit
Optimize your apps for iPhone®, iPad®, Android, Blackberry®, Safari®, and Chrome