Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (2nd by Jonathan Stark, Brian Jepson

By Jonathan Stark, Brian Jepson

It’s actual: in the event you be aware of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you have already got the instruments you must improve Android functions. Now up-to-date for HTML5, the second one variation of this hands-on advisor indicates you ways to exploit open resource internet criteria to layout and construct apps that may be tailored for any Android device.

You’ll the right way to create an Android-friendly internet app at the platform of your selection, after which use Adobe’s loose PhoneGap framework to transform it to a local Android app. realize why device-agnostic cellular apps are the wave of the long run, and begin construction apps that supply better flexibility and a wider reach.

* Convert an internet site right into a net software, entire with growth signs and different good points
* upload animation with JQTouch to make your internet app appear and feel like a local Android app
* utilize client-side info garage with apps that run while the Android machine is offline
* Use PhoneGap to hook into complicated Android beneficial properties, together with the accelerometer, geolocation, and indicators
* attempt and debug your app on the internet with genuine clients, and publish the completed product to the Android marketplace

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Taking the right border as an example, I’m telling the browser to take the left 8px of the image and apply them to the right border, which also happens to have an 8px width. It is possible to do something irrational such as applying the right 4 pixels of an image to a border that is 20px wide. ). In three years of trying, I have failed to come up with any sane reason to do this, so I won’t waste space here describing this confusing and impractical option of an otherwise killer feature. Okay, time for some JavaScript.

Let’s slick things up a bit. Progress Indicator Since we are not allowing the browser to navigate from page to page, the user will not see any indication of progress while data is loading. We need to provide some feedback to users to let them know that something is, in fact, happening (Figure 3-1). Without this feedback, users may wonder if they actually clicked the link or missed it, and will often start clicking all over the place in frustration. , crashing). Figure 3-1. Without a progress indicator of some kind, your app will seem unresponsive and your users will get frustrated Simple Bells and Whistles | 41 Thanks to jQuery, providing a progress indicator only takes two lines of code.

The term was coined by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas in their book The Pragmatic Programmer (Addison-Wesley Professional). css" media="screen and (min-width: 601px)" /> I specifically used max-width and min-width here so that you can resize your desktop browser and see the mobile version of the page. The Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL) contains information you can use to identify a huge number of wireless devices, including Android devices. If you need to detect Android devices with a width greater than 600px (such as a tablet) or if you don’t want the mobile version of the site to appear when users resize their browser window below 600px, you can use WURFL’s PHP API to precisely detect specific browsers.

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