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Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools--New from O'Reilly

October 4, 2010

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
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Sebastopol, CA—If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. This hands-on book, Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (O'Reilly Media, $29.99 USD) shows you how to use these open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device—without having to use Java.

Expert author Jonathan Stark walks you through how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then convert it to a native Android app with the free PhoneGap framework. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a broader reach.

  • Learn the basics for making a web page look great on the Android web browser
  • Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and more
  • Add animation with jQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app
  • Take advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even 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 under load with real users, and then submit the finished product to the Android Market

This book received valuable community input through O'Reilly's Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS). Learn more at http://labs.oreilly.com/ofps.html.

Advance Praise
"The mobile web is increasingly important: mobile devices are eclipsing traditional desktop access to the internet. Jonathan's books provide the quickest path for getting a mobile web app off the ground and into the app store. They've been the gateway drug for the PhoneGap project, but, more importantly, are demonstrating the power, utility, and simplicity of modern mobile web development."
—Brian LeRoux, Nitobi Software

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About the Author

Jonathan Stark is a mobile and web application consultant who has been called "an expert on publishing desktop data to the web" by the Wall Street Journal. He has written two books on web application programming, is a tech editor for both php|architect and Advisor magazines, and has been quoted in the media on internet and mobile lifestyle trends. Jonathan began his programming career more than 20 years ago on a Tandy TRS-80 and still thinks Zork was a sweet game.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781449399122.

For more about Jonathan and his work with mobile applications, see:
HTML, CSS and JavaScript: The other way to develop mobile apps
Another reason to build apps in HTML, CSS and JavaScript: Testing

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Jonathan Stark
ISBN: 9781449383268, 184 pages
Print Price: $29.99   Ebook Price: $23.99  

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