Chapter 1

Building Your Own App


check Completing a case study using an app

check Understanding the process of creating an app to solve a problem

check Discovering the various people who help create an app

“If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime … getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.”


If you have read (or skimmed) the previous minibooks, you now have enough HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge to write your own web application. To review, HTML puts content on the web page, CSS styles that content, and JavaScript allows for interaction with that content.

You may feel like you don’t have enough coding knowledge to create an app, but I promise that you do. Besides, the only way to know for certain is to get started and try. In Book 5, you come to better understand a location-based app, and the basic steps to create that app. Developers often begin with just the information presented in this chapter and are expected to create a prototype. After reading this chapter, think about how you would build the app, and then refer to chapters that follow for more details on each step.

Building a Location-Based Offer App

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