Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming: Building Applications for Mobile Safari

Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming: Building Applications for Mobile Safari

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Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming

The unprecedented success of iPhone and iPod touch serves as proof positive that application developers are entering uncharted territory when it comes to creating sophisticated, multi-functional mobile applications for the revolutionary interface design of the touch screen. The Safari-exclusive applications for

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Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming

The unprecedented success of iPhone and iPod touch serves as proof positive that application developers are entering uncharted territory when it comes to creating sophisticated, multi-functional mobile applications for the revolutionary interface design of the touch screen. The Safari-exclusive applications for these Apple devices assemble elements of Web 2.0 apps, traditional desktop apps, multimedia video and audio, and the cell phone. this book shows you how to integrate these various elements with key design concepts and principles in order to develop a highly usable interface for the touch screen.

You'll learn to use existing open-source libraries in your code, imitate the overall look and feel of built-in Apple applications, and migrate existing Web 2.0 apps and sites to this new mobile platform. Along the way, you'll discover how to design a user interface that is optimized for the touch-screen display. By the end of the book, you'll feel untouchable as you create a custom mobile application from scratch.

What you will learn from this book:

  • How to design and implement an iPhone user interface
  • Ways to enable and optimize web sites for iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Tips for handling touch interactions and capturing JavaScript events
  • Specific CSS styles that are useful for developing applications
  • Techniques for integrating applications with core iPhone services including Phone, Mail, and Goolge Maps
  • How to minimize constraints and maximize bandwidth and app-execution performance
  • Methods of debugging Mobile Safari applications

Who this book is for:
This book is for web developers who want to build new applications for iPhone and iPod touch. A working knowledge of HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX is necessary.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues t3echnology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470285756
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
284
File size:
16 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Wagner is an experienced Web designer and developer as well as author of several Web - related books on the underlying technologies of the Mobile Safari platform. These books include XSLT For Dummies , Creating Web Pages All - In - One Desk Reference For Dummies , XML All - In - One Desk Reference For Dummies , Web Design Before & After Makeovers , and JavaScript Unleashed (1st, 2nd ed.). Before moving into full - time authoring, Richard was an experienced programmer and head of engineering. He was also inventor and chief architect of the award - winning NetObjects ScriptBuilder. A versatile author with a wide range of interests, he is also author of The Myth of Happiness . Richard can be located online at tech.digitalwalk.net .

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