Native Web Apps for Android

Video description

Create native web applications for Android devices, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related technologies. With this video course, mobile and web developer Max Firtman shows you how to build apps for Android smartphones and tablets that you can distribute through the Google Play store and other marketplaces.

Learn how to use Android Studio, emulators, and other free tools to combine Java-based Android development with standard web technologies. By using HTML5 as the main platform, you’ll be able to design and develop your apps without having to learn much Java code.

  • Explore the basic components of an Android app, as well as various Android versions and platforms
  • Understand the structure of an Android app, including viewports and densities
  • Build a weather app step-by-step and learn how to access web services
  • Learn how to test the app on Android devices and emulators
  • Integrate your app with Android operating system functions
  • Access local storage, read local files, and use geolocation
  • Upgrade the web view with Cordova plugins
  • Package your app and publish it to the Google Play store

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

Publisher resources

Download Example Code

Product information

  • Title: Native Web Apps for Android
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: July 2015
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491931998