Building Hybrid Android Apps with Java and JavaScript

Building Hybrid Android Apps with Java and JavaScript

Applying Native Device APIs (Japplying Native Device Apis)

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Number of pages: 156

ISBN-10: 1449361919

ISBN-13: 9781449361914

Build HTML5-based hybrid applications for Android with a mix of native Java and JavaScript components, without using third-party libraries and wrappers such as PhoneGap or Titanium. This concise, hands-on book takes you through the entire process, from setting up your development environment to deploying your product to an app store.

Learn how to create apps that have access to native APIs, such as location, vibrator, sensors, and the camera, using a JavaScript/Java bridge—and choose the language that gives you better performance for each task. If you have experience with HTML5 and JavaScript, you’ll quickly discover why hybrid app development is the wave of the future.

Set up a development environment with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript toolsCreate your first hybrid Android project, using Eclipse IDEUse the WebView control to host your hybrid applicationExplore hybrid application architecture, including JavaScript/Java communicationBuild single-page applications, using JavaScript libraries such as Backbone and UnderscoreGet optimization tips and useful snippets for CSS, DOM, and JavaScriptDistribute your application to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore

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