This book is about PhoneGap—a really cool technology that allows you to build native mobile applications for multiple mobile device platforms using standard web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I’d been looking at PhoneGap for several years, and when I finally got a chance to start working with it, I quickly found it to be a really simple and compelling way to build a single application that can run across multiple device platforms.

I knew Java from my work at RIM and from building Android applications. I’d poked around at Objective-C for iOS development and even did some work for Windows Mobile using Visual Basic. The world, however, is no longer focusing on applications for single mobile platforms but instead expects ...

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