Building Mobile Applications with Java

Do you want to develop mobile apps with Java—and have them work on a variety of devices powered by iOS and Android? You’ve come to the right place.

This project-driven book shows you how to build portable apps with two amazing open source frameworks, Google Web Tools (GWT) and PhoneGap. With these tools, you’ll use learn how to write Java code that compiles into cross-platform Javascript and HTML, and discover how to take advantage of features in several popular devices, such as the camera, accelerometer, and GPS.

  • Get started with GWT by building an example Twitter search app
  • Build a example web app and adapt it for mobile with CSS
  • Add touch centric controls with the GWT Mobile UI library
  • Develop a working wine journal app that tracks a user’s GPS location
  • Use techniques to make a mobile version of your web or desktop app
  • Work with HTML5 Canvas to build a mobile video game
  • Package your apps for iOS, webOS, and Android with PhoneGap

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Greetings, Mobile App Developers
Chapter 2. Getting Started with GWT
Chapter 3. Getting Started with PhoneGap
Chapter 4. Customizing Your App for Mobile
Chapter 5. Building a Pure Mobile App with GWT Mobile UI
Chapter 6. Advanced Mobile Optimizations
Chapter 7. Box2D and Canvas
Chapter 8. Next Steps

Book Details

  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (March 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449308236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449308230
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