Review – Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Review – Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating system. Google’s Android operating system is a compelling addition to the mobile computing space. The market is beginning to flood with Android devices of all shapes and sizes; everyday a new android based mobile enter in the market. The popularity of android is due to good connectivity and high speed data transfer among the globe. World is interconnected with internet. Broadband made data transfer quite simple. Android Mobile engages people, involve and interact more with each other using social networking. That’s why mobile and mobile computing booming these days. Android Mobile brings a new revolution and also open new door for enthusiastic developer. Best ideas becoming popular over the nights. So, everyone wish to develop his own android app. Developing Android app needs good knowledge of Java and the Android SDK. You need to dig deep to master mobile development.

What If you are novice? Don’t worry Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by Jonathan Stark, Brian Jepson is there for you. If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. This book practically guides you to turn your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript based web site into an interactive android application.

This book is divided in eight chapters and one appendix. In beginning you get introduce with Web Apps, Native Apps. An upcoming chapter focuses on CSS techniques and JavaScript technique and jQTouch. Then we go little advance… catching concept, Client-Side Data Storage and using PhoneGap to deploy a HTML, CSS, and JavaScript based Android Apps. When we become ready with our apps, author guides us to submitting your App to the android market. Appendix at the end, help in the detecting browsers with WURFL. WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource File) is an XML file that contains the information needed to identify a wide range of mobile devices.

This book is good to start Android Apps development. This book gives you a closer look Google’s Android application development life cycle. I think, one main thing which this book missed and need to cover is monetize apps.

Book Details:

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
By: Jonathan Stark, Brian Jepson
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Pages:176
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