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Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business: with jQuery Mobile, node.js, and MongoDB by Frank Zammetti

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Introduction

Anyone who says writing mobile applications is easy probably has never actually done it. Either that or they’ve been focused on a single platform only. If you’re trying to hit multiple platforms, it’s a challenge.

Fortunately, we have a ready-made solution at our disposal—web technologies. The combination of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and HTTP represents a development platform that you can target, and the result is that your work will largely work across multiple platforms. If you already have skills in this area, having to learn a new technology, be it Objective-C, Java, or C/C++, not to mention the myriad of device APIs that are out there to support, isn’t a particularly attractive concept.

When your boss says, “Hey, we need an app ...

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