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Professional Tizen Application Development by HoJun Jaygarl, Eunyoung Choi, YoonSoo Kim, Jon Lansdell, Cheng Luo, Kevin Bradwick

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Chapter 1An Introduction to Tizen

  • Discovering Tizen
  • Installing the SDK
  • Creating your first Tizen web application
  • Creating your first Tizen native application

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at www.wrox.com/go/professionaltizen on the Download Code tab. After decompressing the downloaded Zip file you will have HelloWorldNative and HelloWorldWeb directories with the finished application.

This chapter provides a brief introduction to Tizen, including the project’s history, the way it’s organized, and what makes it unique. Although it provides some good reasons to develop for Tizen, it’s likely you already know the potential of the platform, so the chapter quickly turns into a practical introduction.

You will learn how to set up the Tizen development environment, and get started with both web and native application development. You’ll then create the Hello World Tizen application using both the web and native application frameworks, and see how easy it is to use the UI Builder and get started with writing code.

DISCOVERING TIZEN

The Linux Foundation announced the Tizen project in September 2011 and the Tizen Association was formed in 2012 to drive industry engagement and support for the project. Tizen as a platform hasn’t emerged from nowhere. It’s an evolution of the previous Linux-based platforms: MeeGo and LiMo. The Tizen platform embraces the latest standards, such as HTML5 and web-centric ...

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