Professional Mobile Application Development

  • 6h 1m
  • Jeff McWherter, et al.
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2012

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.

About the Authors

Jeff McWherter is the Director of Development at Gravity Works Design and Development. He is a founding member and current Vice President for the Greater Lansing Users for .NET.

Scott Gowell is a senior developer at Gravity Works Design and Development. He develops mobile applications for clients and speaks at local user groups.

David Silva Smith wrote Chapter 3. Dave is Director of Business Development at Gravity Works Design and Development. Dave has been creating websites and writing code since he was in 7th grade. Dave is happy he can use his technology skills to work with customers proposing solutions to their problems and proposing ways for them to capitalize on business opportunities. Dave graduated from Michigan State University and serves as a board member on a number of professional organizations in the Lansing area.

Lauren Therese Grace Colton wrote Chapter 4. Lauren is a geek fascinated by how people interact with technology to find and use information. A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, her editorial work includes the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences and the Encyclopedia of Modern China.

Amelia Marschall-Miller wrote Chapter 5. Amelia is Partner and Creative Director at Gravity Works Design and Development. She holds a Bachelors degree from Northern Michigan University in Graphic Design and Marketing. Amelia has over five years of graphic and web design experience and is continually exploring the latest techniques in website design. She has spoken at regional and national conferences about front end web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, and the mobile web. She is one of the rare designers who likes to code. (Or, one of the rare coders who likes to design!)

Adam Ryder wrote Chapter 11. He is a developer at Gravity Works Design and Development. He has a Bachelors of Science from Lake Superior State University in Computer Science

In this Book

  • Preliminary Considerations
  • Diving into Mobile: App or Website?
  • Creating Consumable Web Services for Mobile Devices
  • Mobile User Interface Design
  • Mobile Websites
  • Getting Started with Android
  • Getting Started with iOS
  • Getting Started with Windows Phone 7
  • Getting Started with BlackBerry
  • Getting Started with Appcelerator Titanium
  • Getting Started with PhoneGap
  • Getting Started with MonoTouch and Mono for Android