PhoneGap 4 Mobile Application Development Cookbook
The book is written in a cookbook style, presenting examples in the style of recipes, allowing you to go directly to your topic of interest, or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain in-depth knowledge. Developers keen to create HTML5 mobile websites that are fast and responsive across a whole range of mobile devices.
Do you want to get started building apps for Android, today’s number one mobile platform? Are you already building Android apps but want to get better at it? The Android ™ Developer’s Cookbook, Second Edition, brings together all the expert guidance and code you’ll need. This edition has been extensively updated to reflect the other Android 4.2.2 releases. You’ll find all-new chapters on advanced threading and UI development, in-app billing, push messages, and native development, plus new techniques for everything from accessing NFC hardware to using Google Cloud Messaging. Proven modular recipes take you from the basics all the way to advanced services, helping you to make the most of the newest Android APIs and tools. The authors’ fully updated code samples are designed to serve as templates for your own projects and components. You’ll learn best-practice techniques for efficiently solving common problems and for avoiding pitfalls throughout the entire development lifecycle. Coverage includes Organizing Android apps and integrating their activities Working efficiently with services, receivers, and alerts Managing threads, including advanced techniques using AsyncTasks and loaders Building robust, intuitive user interfaces Implementing advanced UI features, including Custom Views, animation, accessibility, and large screen support Capturing, playing, and manipulating media Interacting with SMS, websites, and social networks Storing data via SQLite and other methods Integrating in-app billing using Google Play services Managing push messaging with C2DM Leveraging new components and structures for native Android development Efficiently testing and debugging with Android’s latest tools and techniques, including LINT code analysis The Android ™ Developer’s Cookbook, Second Edition, is all you need to jumpstart any Android project, and create high-value, feature-rich apps that sell.
Create Web Designs That Work Perfectly on Any Device—Simply and Beautifully! Billions of people access the web via smartphones, tablets, and devices of all types, using every imaginable interface and display. But they all want the same thing: the right information, right now, delivered in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible. Give them what they want with Responsive Mobile Design . Whether you’re a developer, designer, or manager, Phil Dutson teaches you principles, techniques, and best practices for delivering a successful experience to all users on all devices. Dutson shows how to design sites that are responsive “from the start,” while keeping development simple and flexible. Next, he delivers complete technical know-how for transforming responsive designs into responsive sites. You’ll find coverage of key issues such as integrating media content, optimizing performance, and serving Retina or high-density displays. Throughout, he combines detailed and practical explanations with functional, easy-to-reuse code snippets. Coverage includes • Demonstrating why “mobile first” is still a best practice • Fusing content, structure, and beauty to deliver experiences users love • Using responsive images to improve speed and convey visual messages more effectively • Using grid systems without making it feel like your design is “locked in a box” • Mastering measurement values such as px, em, rem, and viewport units—and understanding their crucial differences • Improving the finer details of your design with web fonts • Retrofitting current websites to prepare them for the future • Introducing web components into your HTML markup • Using built-in browser development tools to streamline debugging and “in-browser” prototyping