Applying Apache Cordova and PhoneGap

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Build web apps that take can advantage of features such as the camera, accelerometer, address book, and GPS in iOS, Android, and other devices. With this video course, mobile and web developer Max Firtman shows you how to extend your HTML, CSS, and Javascript code to work with native devices, using Apache Cordova and Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework.

Max presents a series of small labs and tutorials that demonstrate how to set up Cordova so you can embed your existing web app inside. You’ll come away with hybrid apps that are not purely web-based, but still use web views rather than the device’s native UI framework. These device-agnostic mobile apps can be adapted to work with any native device.

———Max Firtman, an Adobe Community Champion and founder of ITMaster Professional Training, is a mobile and web developer, speaker and author of several O’Reilly books including Programming the Mobile Web and jQuery Mobile: Up and Running. He also presented the Mobile HTML5 video for O’Reilly. He blogs about mobile web development at and maintains a website at

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  • Title: Applying Apache Cordova and PhoneGap
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  • Release date: August 2015
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491934685