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Professional Tizen Application Development

Book Description

Create powerful, marketable applications with Tizen for the smartphone and beyond

Tizen is the only platform designed for multiple device categories that is HTML5-centric and entirely open source. Written by experts in the field, this comprehensive guide includes chapters on both web and native application development, covering subjects such as location and social features, advanced UIs, animations, sensors and multimedia.

This book is a comprehensive resource for learning how to develop Tizen web and native applications that are polished, bug-free and ready to sell on a range of smart devices, beyond just smartphones. Tizen is an open source platform that is housed within the Linux Foundation and is fully supported by Intel, Samsung and the Tizen Association.

Professional Tizen Application Development:

  • Explains how web applications can combine HTML5 features with Tizen device APIs to unleash the full potential of the Tizen platform

  • Provides detailed, practical explanations of the most important Tizen native APIs

  • Demonstrates best practices for adding key features like location, contacts and calendars to your apps

  • Shows you how to use advanced features such as animations, face recognition and sensors to help you create applications that stand out from the crowd

  • Shares code on advanced topics including multi-threading and hybrid applications

  • Includes numerous fully functional code examples, for both web and native applications, complete with hints and tips to get the most out of the Tizen APIs

  • Hojun Jaygarl, Yoonsoo Kim, Eunyoung Choi are Samsung engineers working on Tizen. Cheng Luo, Kevin Bradwick and Jon Lansdell are experienced professional developers.

  • Professional Tizen Application Development prepares you to start creating amazing apps for multiple devices with the Tizen platform.

    Table of Contents

    1. Part I: Getting Started
      1. Chapter 1: An Introduction to Tizen
        1. Discovering Tizen
        2. Reasons for Programming in Tizen
        3. Installing the Tizen SDK
        4. Creating the Tizen Hello World Web Application
        5. Creating the Hello World Tizen Native Application
        6. Signing the Hello World Application
        7. Summary
      2. Chapter 2: Tizen Application Packages
        1. Packaging a Web Application
        2. Packaging a Native Application
        3. Packaging a Hybrid Application
        4. Using Optional Features
        5. Using Privileged APIs
        6. Signing a Package
        7. Summary
      3. Chapter 3: Tizen Development Tools
        1. The Tizen IDE
        2. Tizen Emulator
        3. Tizen Web Simulator
        4. Smart Development Bridge
        5. Debugging and Testing
        6. Designing the UI with the UI Builder
        7. Summary
    2. Part II: Tizen Web APIs
      1. Chapter 4: Web Application Fundamentals
        1. The Web Runtime
        2. Tizen Device APIs
        3. Tizen Web UI Framework
        4. Using the UI Builder
        5. Summary
      2. Chapter 5: Location-Based Services
        1. Displaying a Map
        2. Detecting a User’s Location
        3. Adding Markers to a Map
        4. Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding
        5. Summary
      3. Chapter 6: Multimedia
        1. Discovering Multimedia Content
        2. Capturing Images
        3. Summary
      4. Chapter 7: Sensors and Other Hardware
        1. Device Orientation
        2. Near Field Communication (NFC)
        3. Summary
      5. Chapter 8: Messaging Services
        1. Messaging Service
        2. E-Mail Client Example
        3. Summary
      6. Chapter 9: Contacts and Calendars
        1. Setting Privileges
        2. The Contact API
        3. The Calendar API
        4. Summary
    3. Part III: Tizen Native APIs
      1. Chapter 10: Native UI Applications
        1. UI Framework Architecture
        2. Types of Native UI Applications
        3. Native UI Application Life Cycle
        4. Creating a Form and Handling Events
        5. Summary
      2. Chapter 11: Native Application Fundamentals
        1. Basic Idioms and Styles
        2. Fundamental Data Types
        3. Summary
      3. Chapter 12: Native UI Controls
        1. An Overview of UI Controls
        2. Using Containers
        3. Using UI Controls
        4. Summary
      4. Chapter 13: Multimedia and Content
        1. Content and Content Information
        2. Playing Media Content
        3. Recording Media Content
        4. Working with Images
        5. Decoding Audio and Video
        6. Encoding Audio and Video
        7. Media Application Controls
        8. Summary
      5. Chapter 14: Telephony and Networking
        1. Telephony
        2. Messages
        3. Networking
        4. Summary
      6. Chapter 15: Location and Social Services
        1. The Location Service
        2. The Social Service
        3. Summary
      7. Chapter 16: Advanced UI and Graphics
        1. Advanced UIs
        2. UI Extensions
        3. Summary
      8. Chapter 17: I/O and Internationalisation
        1. Predefined Directories
        2. Handling File I/O
        3. Building a Database
        4. Monitoring Storage Events
        5. Internationalising Your Applications
        6. Summary
    4. Part IV: Advanced Tizen
      1. Chapter 18: Multithreading
        1. Worker Threads
        2. Making an Asynchronous Worker
        3. Using Timers
        4. Asynchronous Inter-thread Communication
        5. Summary
      2. Chapter 19: Inter-Application Communication and Hybrid Applications
        1. Inter-Application Communication
        2. Making a Hybrid Package
        3. Summary
    5. Introduction
    6. End User License Agreement