Book Review: PhoneGap 3.x Mobile Application Development


PhoneGap 3.x Mobile Application Development
Kerri Shotts
“Create useful and exciting real-world apps for iOS and Android devices with 12 fantastic projects”
Packt Publishers
https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/phonegap-3x-mobile-application-development-hotshot

Book Cover: PhoneGap 3.x Mobile Application Development

Book Cover: PhoneGap 3.x Mobile Application Development

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Cordova-supported WebSQL Database, with user-added data


In this article, we are examining another facet of the database storage, which is built into Cordova. In this article, we’ll create an empty database and allow the user to add records to the database and store them in the device. A button will delete the database. Two outputs are given, one in a text field and one in a table layout. With the text-only layout in the textfield, you can press and hold in the textfield and copy the contents to export it.

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Adding Cordova APIs to Android via CLI: Prepopulated Database Storage


In this article, we are in part 5 of exploring the Cordova APIs, which started in https://iphonedevlog.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/adding-cordova-apis-to-android-via-cli-accelerometer-and-camera/ Refer to that article to set up your Cordova PhoneGap project files.¬†You’ll want to follow the “Set Up the Android Project” section through step 9 inclusive.

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Book review: PhoneGap Beginner’s Guide, by Andrew Lunny


PhoneGap Beginner’s Guide, by Andrew Lunny

Packt Publishing, https://www.packtpub.com/

I’m reading the PDF version of this book, which displayed very nicely on Adobe Reader.

This book covers a lot of material (emphasis on “a lot”). This review will cover the breadth of this book’s content. It starts you at the beginning, with downloading PhoneGap and the Software Development Kits (SDKs) you’ll need to create and install applications for each of the mobile phone frameworks (Xcode for iPhone, Eclipse for Android, and Blackberry Webworks). We are introduced immediately to Git, ant, and Ruby, so we can start using them in our workflow.

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