Chapter    2

Map-based Web App Basics: Hello World

In this chapter I lay the groundwork for building a map-based web app. Before I get into the heart of development work, I briefly cover the basic concepts and tools necessary to develop a map-based web app (using HTML/CSS and JavaScript), and I give an overview of Google Maps JavaScript API v3. Then I dive into web app development by proposing a Hello World app and commenting on its code.

Reviewing the Resources

To develop a map-based web app using HTML/CSS and JavaScript, you should be familiar with these basic concepts and tools:

  • Mobile Safari
  • iOS simulator
  • Web servers
  • Text editors
  • Map-based apps

Let’s quickly review these now.

Mobile Safari

The browser on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and ...

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