LiveCode is a programming language that helps you create apps for multiple platforms and has emerged as one of the premier development environments and languages for creating mobile applications. Programming tasks and concepts are expertly handled with a recipe schema in this book, making access to the information you want readily available.
This book is chock-full of helpful recipes that quickly solve key tasks when using LiveCode for mobile development. It serves as a significant reference tool for LiveCode mobile developers, beginners, novices, and experts alike. It will help you learn how to create user interfaces, use loops and timers, take control of text, implement social media components to your apps, and more.
Comments about oreilly LiveCode Mobile Development Cookbook:
I use LiveCode since it's open source. It's a great programming tool to do every type of applications for desktop or mobile environment. But you don't handle both the same way. So you will have to investigate the available documentation for hours to make the good choices… or speed up the process with this Cookbook.
You can read it from the beginning to the end (and learn LiveCode) or pick up some knowledge to do a particular task (if you're already skilled). The author explains how to set up a productive environment to build applications for iOS and Android devices. The samples are complete and include a precise description of each device (phone, tablet) to manage it the better way. You will find useful informations : screen resolutions, how to access of all features (use of the camera in less than 6 lines of code).
The chapter 8 is dedicated to MobGUI, the famous LiveCode library dedicated to the user interface management. With it you can build professional looking apps. There 's always a subject to explore. Personally, I discover the Animation Engine (chapter 9) and how to easily move item on the screen using paths (without having to program everything by hand).
The samples are simple enough to be comprehensive but complete and well documented. They are really useful and their code can be used as snippet.
Beginners will find in this book a smart way to learn LiveCode, experimented developers will use it as a reference book. In a word: helpful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend