Beginning iOS Application Development with HTML and by Richard Wagner

By Richard Wagner

Web builders with HTML/JS talents will quick learn how to follow them to the iPhone/iPad platform
Beginning to intermediate net builders who are looking to practice their current HTML/CSS/JS/Ajax talents to the wildly renowned iPhone/iPad OS will love this booklet. within the hugely profitable Wrox starting layout, it permits builders who recognize those center applied sciences to take advantage of what they already understand and wake up to hurry quick. It introduces iOS improvement with net applied sciences, explains find out how to allow and optimize sites for the iPhone and iPad, explores consumer interface layout, then strikes into animation, lighting tricks, construction with internet frameworks, and masses more.* Teaches you to use your wisdom of HMTL, JavaScript, and similar internet applied sciences to the iOS platform and create apps for the iPad and iPhone* Explains find out how to allow and optimize sites for the cellular display, layout a good iPad and iPhone UI, and observe CSS* Covers construction in interactivity, animation, and lighting tricks, programming the canvas, offline, apps, bandwidth functionality and optimization, and internet frameworks* exhibits you the way to package deal your app inside of a local iOS wrapper (no programming required) so that you can put up your apps to the App shop
Developers who already understand HTML and JavaScript can wake up to hurry on iOS app improvement extra speedy with the aid of this Wrox guide.

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However, in spite of the technological constraints, you can perform many optimizations to achieve acceptable performance. FIGURE 1-2 12/22/11 8:48:54 AM Discovering the Safari on iOS Platform ❘ 5 Table 1-1 shows the bandwidth performance of Wi-Fi, 3G, and the older EDGE networks. 2 Mbps EDGE 70–135 Kbps, 200 Kbps burst ➤ Launching: Native applications are all launched from the main Home screen of the iOS device (see Figure 1-3). In the original iPhone OS release, Apple provided no way for web apps to be launched from here, which meant that web apps to be accessed from the Safari Bookmarks list.

Moreover, a full-fledged iOS application will, as is relevant, integrate with iOS-specific services, including Phone, Mail, and Maps apps. Therefore, as you consider your application specifications, be sure to identify which level of user experience you want to provide iOS users and design your application accordingly. In this book, I focus primarily on developing web applications optimized for iOS. THE FINGER IS NOT A MOUSE FIGURE 1-13 As you develop applications for iOS, one key design consideration that you need to drill into your consciousness is that the fi nger is not a mouse.

12/22/11 8:48:56 AM Four Ways to Develop Web Apps for iOS FIGURE 1-8 ❘ 7 FIGURE 1-9 Google, for example, uses this capability with its Web-based Latitude service for sharing your location with your friends. ➤ HTML5 Media Tags: Safari on iOS supports HTML5 video and audio elements for embedding video and audio content in Web pages. These new elements eliminate the need for complicated embed and object tags for embedding multimedia elements and enable you to utilize a powerful JavaScript API. mov fi les.

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