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PhoneGap Essentials: Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps by John M. Wargo

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1. Introduction to PhoneGap

PhoneGap is an open source framework for building cross-platform native applications using standard web technologies such as HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. This type of mobile application is called a hybrid application. A group of developers created PhoneGap as a way to simplify mobile development, and adoption of the framework has grown significantly over time.

As described on the PhoneGap web site (www.phonegap.com), “PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards.” The project’s development teams work to implement relevant web development standards (from the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C] and others) into the PhoneGap framework. There are a robust suite ...

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