Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Paperback)

Jonathan Stark



If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. This hands-on book shows you how to use these open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device -- without having to use Java.

You'll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then convert it to a native Android app with the free PhoneGap framework. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a broader reach.

  • Learn the basics for making a web page look great on the Android web browser
  • Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and more
  • Add animation with jQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app
  • Take advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the Android device is offline
  • Use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features -- including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts
  • Test and debug your app on the Web under load with real users, and then submit the finished product to the Android Market
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- 學習如何使網頁在Android網頁瀏覽器上呈現出色
- 將網站轉換為網頁應用程式,包括進度指示器等功能
- 使用jQTouch添加動畫效果,使您的網頁應用程式看起來和感覺像本機Android應用程式
- 利用客戶端數據存儲,在Android設備離線時運行應用程式
- 使用PhoneGap連接高級Android功能,包括加速度計、地理定位和警報
- 在Web上以真實用戶的負載下測試和調試您的應用程式,然後將成品提交到Android市場