Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile - Second Edition

Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile - Second Edition

Andy Matthews

Language: English

Pages: 258

ISBN: 1783555114

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Create fully responsive and versatile real-world apps for smartphones with jQuery Mobile 1.4.5

About This Book

  • Learn how to integrate advanced features such as Geolocation, HTML 5 Video, and the Web Audio API into your web application
  • Enhance your efficiency by automating repetitive tasks with the Grunt task runner
  • Effortlessly blend and integrate jQuery Mobile with existing WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS projects

Who This Book Is For

This book assumes a basic level of experience with standard web development. If you've used jQuery Mobile before, you're good to go. Otherwise, you can pick it up along the way.

What You Will Learn

  • Check and monitor the user's position with the Geolocation API
  • Automate repetitive tasks with Grunt
  • Integrate your jQuery Mobile app into popular content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS
  • Incorporate third-party APIs such as Google's Analytics, Maps, and Feeds
  • Leverage HTML5 video and audio, including a jQuery Mobile player interface
  • Auto validate your mobile forms with jQuery Validate on both page-by-page and multi-page views
  • Use jQuery Mobile to create a fully responsive web design for photographers using the lightGallery plugin

In Detail

jQuery Mobile is a mobile-centric web framework developed by the jQuery team. The project focuses on building a framework compatible with the ever-increasing variety of smartphones and tablet computers on the market. The jQuery Mobile framework plays well with other frameworks and platforms, such as PhoneGap and Backbone.

Automate repetitive tasks easily and painlessly with the Grunt task runner, build a fully responsive, gorgeous photography website, and learn how to mix and match jQuery Mobile 1.4.5 into existing websites and how to deploy those changes to content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and HarpJS. jQuery Mobile aims to reach everyone, and so does this book. It will enhance your mobile knowledge and help you to create versatile, unique sites quickly and easily.

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