Book: Professional Mobile Application Development
Publisher: Wrox Press
IN RECENT YEARS, MOBILE DEVICES have gained popularity due to lower costs, small and sleek sizes, and the capability to act as a computer with you at all times. The increased use of mobile devices has created new issues for developers and network administrators, such as how to secure the devices, how to deal with increases in bandwidth, and how to make existing codebases usable on a device ten times smaller than it was designed for.
This book discusses these problems and many more, with a detailed overview of how to get started developing for a variety of mobile devices. If you are reading this, you are interested in learning about mobile development; we hope to give you the information and tools to start down the best path to develop a mobile application.
Create applications for all major smartphone platforms
Creating applications for the myriad versions and varieties of mobile phone platforms on the market can be daunting to even the most seasoned developer. This authoritative guide is written in such as way that it takes your existing skills and experience and uses that background as a solid foundation for developing applications that cross over between platforms, thereby freeing you from having to learn a new platform from scratch each time. Concise explanations walk you through the tools and patterns for developing for all the mobile platforms while detailed steps walk you through setting up your development environment for each platform.
Covers all the major options from native development to web application development
Discusses major third party platform development acceleration tools, such as Appcelerator and PhoneGap
Zeroes in on topics such as developing applications for Android, IOS, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry
Professional Mobile Cross Platform Development shows you how to best exploit the growth in mobile platforms, with a minimum of hassle.