Beginning Smartphone Web Development

Beginning Smartphone Web Development

Building JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax-based Applications for IPhone, Android, Palm Pre, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60

Book - 2009
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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.


Beginning Web Development is one of the first books dedicated to Smartphone applications development and mobile web standards. Topics include 90% cross-platform development techniques for all Smartphone browsers and 10% optimizations for WebKit, Chrome, and more.



Publisher: New York : Apress, c2009
ISBN: 9781430226208
143022620X
9781430226215
1430226218
Characteristics: xiii, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lal, Rajesh

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