PhoneGap and AngularJS for Cross-Platform Development

PhoneGap and AngularJS for Cross-Platform Development

by Eugene Liang

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ISBN-13: 9781783988921
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2014
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Eugene is a researcher, author, web developer, and business developer. He has experience in both frontend and backend development, in particular engineering user experiences using JavaScript/CSS/HTML and performing social network analysis. He most recently led a team of two (including himself) to Champion at StartUp Weekend where he played the role of team leader, designer, and frontend engineer. He is currently interested in engineering user experiences and growth hacking. His previous books include JavaScript Testing Beginner's Guide and WordPress Mobile Applications with PhoneGap. He can be found at http://www.liangeugene.com and http://growthsnippets.com.

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PhoneGap and AngularJS for Cross-platform Development 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Boudville More than 1 year ago
The virtues of PhoneGap are well known to mobile developers. You in principle only need write one version of your program, and PhoneGap will make iPhone and Android binaries out of it, linking to the appropriate libraries in both operating systems. But the author of this book explains AngularJS, which attempts to aid one major step further. You can see how Angular [I'm just going to drop the JS as tedious and most people I know who use Angular just call it that] is in essence another refactoring. Where APIs are provided within it for you to get at sensor data emanating from the mobile device, which of course is typically a cellphone. The text also acknowledges Facebook's importance. Several examples discuss how to use Angular to simplify a Facebook login. Apparently, many users are already logging into Facebook while travelling. Another importance case covered is using Angular to make code that uses RESTful operators. REST has become popular for simplifying the logic of accessing a web server in a stateless manner, instead of stateful. Well, the book has a simple example of how to write an Angular app for this. It should be said that all the book's examples are rather cursory. Deliberate, so that you can scan the book rapidly. However if you want more detailed examples, the best approach is of course to write them yourself, using the text as a launching pad.