Chapter 10

Building Your Own App

IN THIS CHAPTER

Completing a case study using an app

Understanding the process of creating an app to solve a problem

Discovering the various people that 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.

—DREW HOUSTON

If you have read (or skimmed) the previous chapters 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 this chapter, you come to better understand the app you are going to build, 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

Technology can provide developers (like you) one of the most valuable pieces of information about your users — their current location. With mobile devices, such as cell phones and tablets, you can even find a user’s location when they are on-the-go. Although you likely have used an app to retrieve the time, weather, ...

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