New PDF release: Beginning PhoneGap

By Thomas Myer

ISBN-10: 111815665X

ISBN-13: 9781118156650

Create cross-platform cellular apps with no need to benefit a brand new language!PhoneGap is an open resource resolution, excellent for net builders eager to construct cross-platform cellular apps with no need to profit a brand new language. utilizing HTML, CSS, and Javascript, PhoneGap lets you bounce into the cellular international and enhance apps for iPhone, Android, and the BlackBerry.Walks you thru fitting the advance software program Covers the fundamentals of every of PhoneGap's useful devices Introduces a number of initiatives you could construct with the framework Discusses utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript Explores the good points accelerameter and compass Examines media, garage and records, digicam, contacts, geolocation, and extra inside starting PhoneGap, each one new bankruptcy builds at the classes taught within the prior in order that via the top of the ebook, you could have cellular apps up and running!"NOTE: a number of major adjustments to the PhoneGap software program happened almost immediately after this ebook was once released. the writer has written additional pages to deal with those and different adjustments. you could obtain the updates to this e-book from the book's aid web page at the Wrox website." 

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File — Hook into the native fi lesystem through JavaScript. ➤ Geolocation — Make your application location-aware. ➤ Media — Record and play back audio fi les. ➤ Network — Quickly check the network state. ➤ Notification — Visual, audible, and tactile device notifications. ➤ Storage — Hook into the device’s native storage options. ❘ 13 In the next few chapters, you learn how to install PhoneGap and then you’ll get to know the Events API fi rst, which will give you the basics of how to start any application.

The best way to fi nd out is to rightclick the www folder in “Groups & Files,” and then choose “Open With Finder” from the pop-up window, as shown in Figure 3-4. FIGURE 3-4: Choosing “Open With Finder” This opens a new Finder window that lists all the fi les in that folder, as shown in Figure 3-5. You could then use your favorite text editor (BBEdit, TextMate, and so on) to work with the fi les in that folder directly, or you could copy your changes into that folder periodically when you’re ready to deploy to a simulator or test device.

In either case, it means the same thing — a visual representation (that is, simulation/emulation) of your target device. The problem with this approach is that you’re dealing with a blank page. How do you know if something actually happened? html page to load it in the preview pane, and then perform a very small edit. On line 34 of the HTML fi le, you’ll notice a function named onDeviceReady(). This function runs when the deviceready PhoneGap event returns true. ”); } Save your work and click the “Build and Run” button again.

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