Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools
Author: Jonathan Stark,Brian Jepson,Brian MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449327931
Category: Computers
Page: 178
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If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. Now updated for HTML5, the second edition of this hands-on guide shows you how to use open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device. You’ll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then use Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework to convert it to a native Android app. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a much broader reach. Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and other features Add animation with JQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app Make use of client-side data storage with apps that run when the Android device is offline Use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features, including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts Test and debug your app on the Web with real users, and submit the finished product to the Android Market

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa
Author: Jonathan Stark
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449382919
Category: Computers
Page: 186
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What people are saying about Building iPhone Apps w/ HTML, CSS, and JavaScript "The future of mobile development is clearly web technologies like CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Jonathan Stark shows you how to leverage your existing web development skills to build native iPhone applications using these technologies." --John Allsopp, author and founder of Web Directions "Jonathan's book is the most comprehensive documentation available for developing web applications for mobile Safari. Not just great tech coverage, this book is an easy read of purely fascinating mobile tidbits in a fun colloquial style. Must have for all PhoneGap developers." -- Brian LeRoux, Nitobi Software It's a fact: if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop your own iPhone apps. With this book, you'll learn how to use these open source web technologies to design and build apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch on the platform of your choice-without using Objective-C or Cocoa. Device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and this book shows you how to create one product for several platforms. You'll find guidelines for converting your product into a native iPhone app using the free PhoneGap framework. And you'll learn why releasing your product as a web app first helps you find, fix, and test bugs much faster than if you went straight to the App Store with a product built with Apple's tools. Build iPhone apps with tools you already know how to use Learn how to make an existing website look and behave like an iPhone app Add native-looking animations to your web app using jQTouch Take advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the iPhone is offline Hook into advanced iPhone features -- including the accelerometer, geolocation, and vibration -- with JavaScript Submit your applications to the App Store with Xcode This book received valuable community input through O'Reilly's Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS).

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


Author: Jonathan Stark
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449396930
Category: Computers
Page: 184
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modified 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 browser Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and more Add animation with jQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app Take advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the Android device is offline Use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features -- including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts Test and debug your app on the Web under load with real users, and then submit the finished product to the Android Market This book received valuable community input through O'Reilly's Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS). Learn more at http://labs.oreilly.com/ofps.html.

Building Hybrid Android Apps with Java and JavaScript

Applying Native Device APIs
Author: Nizamettin Gok,Nitin Khanna
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449361870
Category: Computers
Page: 156
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Build HTML5-based hybrid applications for Android with a mix of native Java and JavaScript components, without using third-party libraries and wrappers such as PhoneGap or Titanium. This concise, hands-on book takes you through the entire process, from setting up your development environment to deploying your product to an app store. Learn how to create apps that have access to native APIs, such as location, vibrator, sensors, and the camera, using a JavaScript/Java bridge—and choose the language that gives you better performance for each task. If you have experience with HTML5 and JavaScript, you’ll quickly discover why hybrid app development is the wave of the future. Set up a development environment with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript tools Create your first hybrid Android project, using Eclipse IDE Use the WebView control to host your hybrid application Explore hybrid application architecture, including JavaScript/Java communication Build single-page applications, using JavaScript libraries such as Backbone and Underscore Get optimization tips and useful snippets for CSS, DOM, and JavaScript Distribute your application to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore

Developing Hybrid Applications for the iPhone

Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to Build Dynamic Apps for the iPhone
Author: Lee S. Barney
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321604491
Category: Computers
Page: 216
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“For those not ready to tackle the complexities of Objective-C, this is a great way to get started building iPhone apps. If you know the basics of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, you’ll be building apps in no time.” –August Trometer, Owner of FoggyNoggin Software, www.foggynoggin.com Discover the Easier, Faster Way to Build High-Quality iPhone Applications Now, you don’t need to dive headfirst into Objective-C to write state-of-the-art applications for the iPhone. You can use web development tools and technologies you already know: JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. In this book, long-time web and mobile application developer Lee S. Barney shows you how to use the QuickConnect and PhoneGap frameworks to create secure, high-quality, modular hybrid iPhone applications. Lee S. Barney walks you through the entire hybrid iPhone development process, from creating great user interfaces to compiling, deploying, and executing applications. Along the way, he introduces techniques and sample code designed to streamline development, eliminate complexity, optimize performance, and leverage all iPhone’s native capabilities–from its accelerometer and GPS to its built-in database. Coverage includes Using Dashcode and Xcode together to create unique, exciting hybrid iPhone applications Using the QuickConnect JavaScript API to perform tasks ranging from vibrating the phone to accessing the accelerometer and GPS location data Accessing native iPhone functionality using the PhoneGap JavaScript API Storing, retrieving, and managing data on the iPhone, even without network access Using XMLHttpRequest to access or synchronize remote data and use web services Creating Google-based maps for your own app that work like those you see in the iPhone’s Maps application This book systematically lowers the barriers to iPhone development, enabling web developers to build any iPhone application they can imagine without long development cycles or steep learning curves!

Beginning Android Web Apps Development

Develop for Android using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
Author: Jon Westfall,Rocco Augusto,Grant Allen
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430239573
Category: Computers
Page: 284
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With Beginning Android Web Apps Development, you'll learn how to apply HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ajax and other Web standards for use on the Android mobile platform, by building a variety of fun and visually stimulating games and other web applications! If you've done some basic web development, and you want to build your skills to create exceptional web apps, you'll find everything you seek in the discussions and examples in this book. Each application you'll build in Beginning Android Web Application Development will show you solutions that you can apply to many of your own projects. Each example shares techniques and coding solutions that will inspire your own work. You'll learn how to tie your Android apps into Twitter through two apps that you'll build: Who's that Tweet?!, a quiz game based on celebrity accounts, and I Love Ham, a coding investigation into search phrases and rhyming. Your Android web app development skills will then proceed in another direction, as you discover the power of HTML5 in two game apps: Scavenger Hunt, which introduces you to the HTML5 GPS location API, and Spies!, a location-based application that shows you how to use CSS3, Ajax, and HTML5 within multi-player environments. You'll also create an Android web application which checks the arrival time of buses and light-rails through the use of Portland, Oregon's open Tri-Met data API! This app is a great template for other apps you may want to build in the future, and showcases the important techniques for incorporating cloud-based apps into web games. After reading Beginning Android Web Apps Development, you will have built real apps and developed along the way the skills you'll need to create highly interactive, professional web applications... and, your journey will be engaging and enjoyable! What you’ll learn Coding solutions that you can use time and again in your own Android web apps Key methods and techniques for contemporary Android web app development How to take full advantage of CSS3 in the mobile environment and how to handle a multitude of screen resolutions How to build feature-rich user interfaces with navigation, colors, and professional styling How to add audio and video for highly interactive sites How to optimize Ajax within your site How to access and use the HTML location API How to integrate JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks into your site Who this book is for For anyone starting out in Android web app development who wants to build feature-rich web apps that are optimized for the Android mobile platform. If you've got basic web development skills, you'll find the code samples and discussions in this book will take your techniques to a completely different level. Table of Contents 1. Harnessing the Power of Mobile Web 2. Twitter Application: Who's That Tweet? 3. Twitter Application: I Love Ham 4. Creating a Mobile Strategy and Structuring your Code 5. Handling Multiple Screen Resolutions with CSS 3 6. Handling Different Browser Platforms 7. Providing an Impressive User Experience with jQuery Mobile 8. Building Visually Rich Internet Applications 9. HTML5 Location-Based Applications 10. Using Cloud Services: A Transport Application 11. Pushing the Limits with Audio and Video 12. Ajax and Extreme User Interfaces 13. Packaging Your Applications

Pro Android Web Apps

Develop for Android using HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript
Author: Damon Oehlman,Sébastien Blanc
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430232765
Category: Computers
Page: 392
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Developing applications for Android and other mobile devices using web technologies is now well within reach. When the capabilities of HTML5 are combined with CSS3 and JavaScript, web application developers have an opportunity to develop compelling mobile applications using familiar tools. Not only is it possible to build mobile web apps that feel as good as native apps, but to also write an application once and have it run a variety of different devices. While the HTML5 specification is still evolving, there is a lot that can be used right now to build mobile web apps. Mobile web apps are now starting to provide many of the features that were once only available to native-language-based apps in Java, Objective-C, etc. Pro Android Web Apps teaches developers already familiar with web application development, how to code and structure a web app for use on the Android mobile platform. Understand both the why and how of mobile web app development, focusing on the Android platform. Learn how to structure mobile web apps through a number of practical, real-world application examples. Discover what cloud platforms such as Google AppEngine have to offer Android web apps, for both hosting web apps and providing device to cloud data synchronization solutions. Get a real picture of the status of HTML5 on Android and other mobile devices, including some things to watch out for when building your own applications. Understand the capabilities of the web application stack, and how to complement those with native bridging frameworks such as PhoneGap to access native features of the device. Gain an understanding of the different UI frameworks that are available for building mobile web apps. Learn how to include mapping and leverage location-based services in mobile web apps to create engaging mobile experiences. Enable social integration with your Android web app and gain access to millions of potential users. After reading this book, you will not only have a greater understanding of the world of web apps on Android, but also how to leverage additional tools and frameworks to increase the reach of your mobile web apps. Additionally, through the practical samples in the book you will have been given solid exposure of where both the opportunities and challenges lie when building mobile apps the web way. What you’ll learn What Android web apps can do, and when to use web development rather than native development to create an application. How to use existing JavaScript and CSS frameworks to create rich mobile user interfaces. When to use HTML5 and when to use a native bridging framework to access native Android functionality. Connext with cloud services and APIs to build engaging location based services and games. Enable social integration with your Android web app and gain access to millions of potential users. Who this book is for This book is targeted at web developers looking to transfer their skills over to mobile application development. Readers will understand that Android is continuing to gain momentum in the marketplace and will want to build an application specifically for that platform. They will have a strong desire to use web technologies rather than the native tools to build applications, either due to personal taste or to gain cross-platform mobile portability for the majority of their application code. Table of Contents Getting Started Building a Mobile HTML Entry Form HTML5 Storage APIs Constructing a Multipage App Synchronizing with the Cloud Competing with Native Apps Exploring Interactivity Location Based Services and Mobile Mapping Native Bridging with PhoneGap Integrating with Social APIs Mobile UI Frameworks Compared Polishing and Packaging an App for Release The Future of Mobile Computing Appendix: Debugging Android Web Apps

Beginning Smartphone Web Development

Building JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax-based Applications for iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60
Author: Gail Frederick,Rajesh Lal
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430226218
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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Today’s Web 2.0 applications (think Facebook and Twitter) go far beyond the confines of the desktop and are widely used on mobile devices. The mobile Web has become incredibly popular given the success of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the importance of Windows Mobile, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we are fortunate to have Gail Frederick of the well-known training site Learn the Mobile Web offer her expert advice in Beginning Smartphone Web Development. In this book, Gail teaches the web standards and fundamentals specific to smartphones and other feature-driven mobile phones and devices. Shows you how to build interactive mobile web sites using web technologies optimized for browsers in smartphones Details markup fundamentals, design principles, content adaptation, usability, and interoperability Explores cross-platform standards and best practices for the mobile Web authored by the W3C, dotMobi, and similar organizations Dives deeps into the feature sets of the most popular mobile browsers, including WebKit, Chrome, Palm Pre webOS, Pocket IE, Opera Mobile, and Skyfire By the end of this book, you’ll have the training, tools, and techniques for creating robust mobile web experiences on any of these platforms for your favorite smartphone or other mobile device.

Building Mobile Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


Author: Jonathan Stark
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781449355944
Category: Computers
Page: 300
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Do you want to develop mobile apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—and have them work on a variety of devices powered by iOS and Android? You’ve come to the right place. Ideal for web designers and developers familiar with either these popular web tools or other frontend technologies, this book teaches you the principles of mobile interface design and shows you process for building and optimizing mobile applications. You’ll also learn how to build hybrid apps—web apps that have access to native device APIs—with PhoneGap. Pick up this book and join the mobile revolution.

JQuery Mobile

Up and Running
Author: Maximiliano Firtman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449397654
Category: Computers
Page: 254
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Provides instruction on how to use jQuery to create applications for use on mobile computing devices like smartphones and tablet computers.

Beginning PhoneGap

Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and HTML5
Author: Rohit Ghatol,Yogesh Patel
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430239042
Category: Computers
Page: 344
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PhoneGap is a growing and leading open-source mobile web apps development framework that lets developers build JavaScript and HTML5-based web applications with native wrappers for more than six mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. This framework lets you build HTML- and JavaScript-based apps and still take advantage of native mobile device capabilities like camera, localStorage, geolocation, storage and much more, irrespective of the mobile platform you target. It also lets you use more specialized JavaScript frameworks like jQuery Mobile and more. Beginning PhoneGap is a definitive, one-of-a-kind book that teaches the fundamentals and strategies behind cross-platform mobile application development. Instead of learning languages like Objective-C, focus on building apps from day one for Android, iOS, Blackberry, WebOS and Symbian—without the complexities of these platforms. This book shows how to build apps which makes use of Google Local Search to create a Restaurant finder apps (which uses Maps to layout locations and uses internal database to store your favorite restaurants. Furthermore, you'll learn how to extend PhoneGap's functionality by using PhoneGap plugins to write apps like Dropbox (syncing files in the background outside HTML/JavaScript code and in native code). By the time you finish Beginning PhoneGap, you'll know PhoneGap inside and out, and, consequently, be able to develop mobile web apps faster and more efficiently than ever before. Make more money in less time!

Twenty Recipes for Programming Phonegap


Author: Jamie Munro
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449319548
Category: Computers
Page: 59
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Gain hands-on experience with the amazing PhoneGap library, using the practical recipes in this handy guide. With these solutions, you can enable your mobile web apps to interact with device-specific features such as the accelerometer, GPS, camera, and address book. Learn how to use your knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build full mobile apps for iOS, Android, and several other platforms without rewriting apps in the native platform language. Each recipe includes sample code you can use in your project right away, as well as a discussion of why the solution works. Add functionality that’s available only on a certain device or platform Retrieve the device’s current GPS location and place a marker on a map Create and save a new contact or edit an existing contact in the address book Take pictures with the camera or select one of the user’s existing photos Upload a file from the local device to an external server Allow the device to record audio or video through your app Enable your application to save files locally

Ionic in Action


Author: Jeremy Wilken
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
ISBN: 9781633430082
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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Summary Ionic in Action teaches web developers how to build cross-platform mobile apps for phones and tablets on iOS and Android. You'll learn how to extend your web development skills to build apps that are indistinguishable from native iOS or Android projects. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book Wouldn't it be great if you could build mobile apps using just your web development skills? With Ionic, you can do just that: create hybrid mobile apps using web technologies that you already know, like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, that will run on both iOS and Android. Ionic in Action teaches web developers how to build mobile apps using Ionic and AngularJS. Through carefully explained examples, the book shows you how to create apps that use UI components designed for mobile, leverage current location, integrate with native device features like the camera, use touch gestures, and integrate with external data sources. Learn to test your apps to improve stability and catch errors as you develop. Finally, you'll discover the command-line utility, and how to build and deploy to app stores. What's Inside Create mobile apps with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS Design complex interfaces with Ionic's UI controls Build once and deploy for both iOS and Android Use native device hardware and device-specific features Covers the entire mobile development process About the Reader Readers should know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Familiarity with AngularJS is helpful but not required. About the Author Jeremy Wilken is a senior UX software developer who works with Ionic, AngularJS, and Node.js. He lives in Austin, Texas. Table of Contents Introducing Ionic and hybrid apps Setting up your computer to build apps What you need to know about AngularJS Ionic navigation and core components Tabs, advanced lists, and form components Weather app, using side menus, modals, action sheets, and ionScroll Advanced techniques for professional apps Using Cordova plugins Previewing, debugging, and automated testing Building and publishing apps

Building Windows 8 Apps with JavaScript


Author: Chris Sells,Brandon Satrom,Don Box
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133090582
Category: Computers
Page: 624
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Building Windows 8 Apps with JavaScript is the definitive guide for every experienced developer who wants to create, ship, and profit from Windows 8 apps built with HTML5 and JavaScript. Written by Chris Sells, former Visual Studio Principal Program Manager who led the team that built Microsoft’s official Windows 8 JavaScript app templates, and Brandon Satrom, expert web/mobile developer, this book covers every facet of development with Microsoft’s new JavaScript framework and WinRT. The authors guide you through building full-featured Windows Store apps that merge the best aspects of desktop, web, and mobile apps into a single user and developer experience. You’ll learn how to leverage the full power of the Windows 8 platform and integrate services ranging from client-side state to offline storage. Leveraging these techniques, you can deliver information to users faster, more clearly, and more concisely, on whatever devices they prefer. Through complete example projects, Building Windows 8 Apps with JavaScript covers Understanding powerful new improvements in Windows 8 developer experience Using Windows 8’s more flexible binding to update the UI as underlying data changes Creating layouts and typography that fit Windows 8 style and leverage its advantages Working with audio, video, captured media, animation, and HTML5 graphics Making your app “connectable” with PlayTo Integrating WinJS navigation services to improve UI control Maintaining app states built up over time, and sharing them across devices Writing highly responsive async apps Supporting true-touch metaphors and interactions, location data, and sensors Designing apps for the Windows 8 design language Extending JavaScript code to integrate existing C/C++ code or to access Windows capabilities that WinRT doesn’t expose Discovering best practices for monetizing Windows Store apps All of the downloadable examples can be created and run with Microsoft’s free Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, which includes all you need to build, package, and deploy your Windows Store apps.

Pro Android Web Game Apps

Using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
Author: Juriy Bura,Paul Coates
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430238208
Category: Computers
Page: 664
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Dive into game development and create great multiplayer online games with Pro Android Web Game Apps. This hands-on guide covers both the theory and practice of browser game development for the Android platform. You'll use cutting-edge technologies to make game engines in your browser, establish real-time server communication, and create amazing gaming experiences with artificial intelligence and rich media. Bring your knowledge of HTML and JavaScript to the next level with Pro Android Web Game Apps. You are guided through exciting projects that give you firsthand experience with core game app development concepts. You'll start with a blank HTML page, and by the end of the book, have the skills needed to create a multiplayer online game with rich graphics, sound, animation, and more—even if you have no previous games development or server-side experience.

Mobile JavaScript Application Development


Author: Adrian Kosmaczewski
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449327850
Category: Computers
Page: 145
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When developing apps for the latest smartphones, you’re faced with several vexing questions. How many platforms do you need to accommodate? What level of support do mobile browsers provide? To help you address these and many other key issues, this guide provides a hands-on tour of the most powerful JavaScript frameworks available today. You’ll build sample apps with jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, and PhoneGap to learn the unique advantages—and disadvantages—of each framework. From there, you can determine which one is best for your project. This book is ideal for web developers familiar with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Experience the simplicity of jQuery Mobile for building cross-browser applications Learn how Sencha Touch’s architecture, widgets, and blazing-fast rendering engine makes it a good choice for enterprise software Use PhoneGap to package your web app into a native iOS, Android, or Windows Phone application Discover the impact of various HTML5 features on mobile app development Pick up JavaScript productivity tips as you delve into its object orientation, closures, and coding conventions Test and debug your app with a collection of tips, tricks, and tools

Build an HTML5 Game

A Developer's Guide with CSS and JavaScript
Author: Karl Bunyan
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593276788
Category: Computers
Page: 224
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If you already have even basic familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’re ready to learn how to build a browser-based game. In Build an HTML5 Game, you’ll use your skills to create a truly cross-platform bubble-shooter game—playable in both desktop and mobile browsers. As you follow along with this in-depth, hands-on tutorial, you’ll learn how to: –Send sprites zooming around the screen with JavaScript animations –Make things explode with a jQuery plug-in –Use hitboxes and geometry to detect collisions –Implement game logic to display levels and respond to player input –Convey changes in game state with animation and sound –Add flair to a game interface with CSS transitions and transformations –Gain pixel-level control over your game display with the HTML canvas The programming starts right away in Chapter 1—no hemming and hawing, history, or throat clearing. Exercises at the end of each chapter challenge you to dig in to the bubble shooter’s code and modify the game. Go ahead. Take the plunge. Learn to create a complete HTML5 game right now and then use your newfound skills to build your own mega-popular, addictive game.

JavaScript Mobile Application Development


Author: Hazem Saleh
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783554185
Category: Computers
Page: 332
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If you are a native mobile developer, with some familiarity with the common web technologies of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, or if you are a web developer, then this learning guide will add great value and impact to your work. Learning how to develop mobile applications using Apache Cordova is of particular importance if you are looking to develop applications on a variety of different platforms efficiently.