Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

By Jonathan Stark, Paco Nathan, John Papaconstantinou, Paco Lagerstrom & Paco Hope


Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - Jonathan Stark, Paco Nathan, John Papaconstantinou, Paco Lagerstrom & Paco Hope

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If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. This hands-on book 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.

You'll learn 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 browserConvert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and moreAdd animation with jQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android appTake advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the Android device is offlineUse PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features -- including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alertsTest and debug your app on the Web under load with real users, and then submit the finished product to the Android MarketThis book received valuable community input through O'Reilly's Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS). Learn more at http://labs.oreilly.com/ofps.html.