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Create cross-platform mobile apps without having to learn a new language!

PhoneGap is an open source solution, ideal for web developers wanting to build cross-platform mobile apps without having to learn a new language. Using HTML, CSS, and Javascript, PhoneGap allows you to jump into the mobile world and develop apps for iPhone, Android, and the BlackBerry.

  • Walks you through installing the development software
  • Covers the basics of each of PhoneGap's functional units
  • Introduces various projects you can build with the framework
  • Discusses using HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Explores the features accelerameter and compass
  • Examines media, storage and files, camera, contacts, geolocation, and more

Within Beginning PhoneGap, each new chapter builds on the lessons taught in the previous so that by the end of the book, you can have mobile apps up and running!

"NOTE: Several significant changes to the PhoneGap software occurred shortly after this book was published. The author has written extra pages to address these and other changes. You can download the updates to this book from the book's support page on the Wrox website." 


On May 11 John Attebury wrote:
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On May 9 Rafael Flores wrote: Sorry, too weak
Ok, the title says “Beginning…” but even so, not a book I’d buy. Being interested for various reasons on all that HTML5 can bring to the mobile world, and in particular on the PhoneGap framework I had just discovered, I read this book with some expectations... Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar1.0

On Mar 5 Roberto Albano wrote: Beginning PhoneGap
If you are oriented to develop apps for mobile devices, and your intention is to write code once for different platforms, you should take a look at PhoneGap framework. This book can you help you to understand what PhoneGap is and what can do to help you achieve your projects. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Feb 23 Jose Betancur wrote: Very Practical Book
Thomas Myer book is a huge practical tutorial explaning how to start with PhoneGap, and becoming more detailed explaining the use of the different APIs. The book was easy to read and follow. Every chapter describes the key elements for the main platforms (iPhone, Android and BlackBerry), this key points are like a checklist to me that helps reduce the time on fixing the app of each one of them.. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Feb 18 Michiel Overeem wrote:
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On Feb 15 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: PhoneGap quickly
There are two times PhoneGap made big waves in the mobile developer community. The first time was when the first PhoneGap code was authored at the San Francisco iPhoneDevCamp in August 2008. The second time was at the Adobe MAX in October 2011 when Adobe announced that it had bought Nitobi, the maker of PhoneGap. PhoneGap is an amazing technology that lets you unleash mobile applications to 7 platforms using the same code base. It makes the "write once, deploy anywhere" aspiration come true. Beginning PhoneGap by Thomas Myer is an excellent book to get started with PhoneGap. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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