Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business: with jQuery Mobile, node.js, and MongoDB

Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business: with jQuery Mobile, node.js, and MongoDB

by Frank Zammetti
     
 

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With Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business, you can take your web development experience and apply it toward creating a full-featured business app, from soup to nuts. Frank Zammetti shows you how to create a client app using jQuery Mobile wrapped in PhoneGap, and how to create a node.js-based server that uses MongoDB as its data store.

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Overview

With Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business, you can take your web development experience and apply it toward creating a full-featured business app, from soup to nuts. Frank Zammetti shows you how to create a client app using jQuery Mobile wrapped in PhoneGap, and how to create a node.js-based server that uses MongoDB as its data store.

You never have to deal with learning Objective-C, Java or any other difficult-to-learn language. Instead, you can build on your existing HTML5, JavaScript and CSS experience to quickly and effectively build any app your business needs. You can apply this knowledge to iOS andAndroid apps as well as other mobile platforms since the technologies used support most modern mobile platforms as well.

You'll learn:

  • How to design a full-featured app, including requirements like offline access
  • How to build the client-side of the app using jQuery Mobile, including adding stub code for calling the node.js server
  • How to create a simple server with node.js and interact with it using REST
  • How to use MongoDB with node.js for data storage
  • How to use PhoneGap to ready your app for mobile deployment
  • How to test and debug your app on iOS and Android


Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business is for experienced web developers who need to get up to speed quickly in building iOS and Android apps for business. Are you ready to join the mobile revolution using the same technologies you already use to build great web applications? If so, this is the book for you!

What you’ll learn

  • How to design a full-featured app, including requirements like offline access
  • How to build the client-side of the app using jQuery Mobile, including adding stub code for calling the node.js server
  • How to create a simple server with node.js and interact with it using REST
  • How to use MongoDB with node.js for data storage
  • How to use PhoneGap to ready your app for mobile deployment
  • How to test and debug your app on iOS and Android


Who this book is for

Experienced web devs who need to get up to speed quickly in building iOS and Android apps for business. HTML/CSS/JavaScript experience highly recommended.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Client

Chapter 1 – Designing My Mobile Organizer

Chapter 2 - Introducing jQuery and jQuery Mobile

Chapter 3 - Writing the Application with jQuery Mobile, Part I

Chapter 4 - Writing the Application with jQuery Mobile, Part II

Part II: The Server

Chapter 5 - Introducing node.js

Chapter 6 - Introducing MongoDB

Chapter 7 - Writing the Server with node.js and MongoDB, Part I

Chapter 8 - Writing the Server with node.js and MongoDB, Part II

Part III: Putting It All Together

Chapter 9 - Introducing Phonegap

Chapter 10 - The Final Build: Going Mobile With Phonegap

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430260707
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
10/23/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Frank W. Zammetti is a web architect specialist for a leading worldwide financial company by day, and a PocketPC and open-source developer by night. He is the founder and chief software architect of Omnytex Technologies, a PocketPC development house.

He has over 12 years of "professional" experience in the information technology field, and over 12 more of "amateur" experience. He began his nearly life-long love of computers at age 7, when he became one of four students chosen to take part in his school district's pilot computer program. A year later, he was the only participant left! The first computer Frank owned was a Timex Sinclair 1000 in 1982, on which he wrote a program to look up movie times for all of Long Island (and without the 16k expansion module!). After that, he moved on to a Commodore 64 and spent about 4 years doing nothing but assembly programming (games mostly). He finally got his first IBM-compatible PC in 1987, and began learning the finer points of programming (as they existed at that time!).

Frank has primarily developed web-based applications for about 8 years. Before that, he developed Windows-based client/server applications in a variety of languages. Frank holds numerous certifications including SCJP, MCSD, CNA, i-Net+, A+, CIW, MCP, and numerous BrainBench certifications. He is a contributor to a number of open source projects, including DataVision, Struts, PocketFrog, and Jakarta Commons. In addition, Frank has started two projects: Java Web Parts and The Struts Web Services Enablement Project. He also was one of the founding members of a project that created the first fully functioning Commodore 64 emulator for PocketPC devices (PocketHobbit).

Frank has authored various articles on topics that range from integrating DataVision into web apps, to using Ajax in Struts-based applications. He is working on a new application framework specifically geared to creating next-generation web applications.

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