Beginning iOS Application Development with HTML and JavaScript

Web developers with HTML/JS skills will quickly learn to apply them to the iPhone/iPad platform

Beginning to intermediate web developers who want to apply their existing HTML/CSS/JS/Ajax skills to the wildly popular iPhone/iPad OS will love this book. In the highly successful Wrox Beginning format, it enables developers who know these core technologies to use what they already know and get up to speed quickly. It introduces iOS development with web technologies, explains how to enable and optimize web sites for the iPhone and iPad, explores user interface design, then moves into animation, special effects, building with web frameworks, and much more.

  • Teaches you to apply your knowledge of HMTL, JavaScript, and related web technologies to the iOS platform and create apps for the iPad and iPhone
  • Explains how to enable and optimize web sites for the mobile screen, design an effective iPad and iPhone UI, and apply CSS
  • Covers building in interactivity, animation, and special effects, programming the canvas, offline, apps, bandwidth performance and optimization, and web frameworks
  • Shows you how to package your app inside a native iOS wrapper (no programming required) so you can submit your apps to the App Store

Developers who already know HTML and JavaScript can get up to speed on iOS app development more quickly with the help of this Wrox guide.

From the Back Cover
Transfer your existing skills to the iOS platform

Are you already proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax and eager to create apps that can be rapidly deployed across mobile devices—but you don’t want to have to learn a whole new technology in order to do so? Then this is the book for you. Written by an experienced web designer and developer, this helpful guide enables you to use what you already know and gets you up to speed quickly with applying your existing skills to the mobile platform so that you can start developing apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad today. After an introduction to iOS development using web technologies, the book then explains how to work with core technologies, enable and optimize websites for the iPhone and iPad, style with CSS, program the interface, and, ultimately, submit your apps to the App Store.

Beginning iOS Application Development with HTML and JavaScript:

  • Zeroes in on handling touch interactions, detecting an orientation change, and changing a style sheet when orientation changes
  • Explores animation, special effects, gradients, shadows and reflections, masks, and more
  • Demonstrates how to interact with native iPhone services
  • Addresses programming the canvas, building with web app frameworks, handling bandwidth and performance optimizations, and debugging and deploying
  • Shows how you can use PhoneGap to create a native iOS app
  • Highlights comparing the strengths of web apps and native apps

Book Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (February 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118159004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118159002
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