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Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments, 2nd Edition Creating Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments, 2nd Edition

Today's users expect mobile apps to be dynamic and highly interactive, with rich navigation features. These same apps must look fantastic whether running on a medium-resolution smartphone or high-resolution tablet. Fragments provide the toolset we need to meet these user expectations by enabling us to build our applications out of adaptable components that take advantage of the rich capabilities of each individual device and automatically adapt to their differences. This book looks at the impact fragments have on Android UI design and their role in both simplifying many common UI challenges and in providing best practices for incorporating rich UI behaviors. We look closely at the roll of fragment transactions and how to work with the Android back stack. Leveraging this understanding, we explore several specialized fragment-related classes such as ListFragment and DialogFragment. We then go on to discuss how to implement rich navigation features such as swipe-based screen browsing, and the role of fragments when developing applications that take advantage of the latest aspects of Material Design. You will learn everything you need to provide dynamic, multi-screen UIs within a single activity, and the rich UI features demanded by today's mobile users.
Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Mastering PhoneGap Mobile Application Development

PhoneGap is a useful and flexible tool that enables you to create complex hybrid applications for mobile platforms. In addition to the core technology, there is a large and vibrant community that creates third-party plugins that can take your app to the next level. This book will guide you through the process of creating a complex data-driven hybrid mobile application using PhoneGap, web technologies, and third-party plugins. A good foundation is critical, so you will learn how to create a useful workflow to make development easier. From there, the next version of JavaScript (ES6) and the CSS pre-processor SASS are introduced as a way to simplify creating the look of the mobile application. Responsive design techniques are also covered, including the flexbox layout module. As many apps are data-driven, you'll build an application throughout the course of the book that relies upon IndexedDB and SQLite. You'll also download additional content and address how to handle in-app purchases. Furthermore, you'll build your own customized plugins for your particular use case. When the app is complete, the book will guide you through the steps necessary to submit your app to the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores.
iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition

Do you have your eye on a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Or do are you opting to make an older model run like new? Either way, iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition is the place to start. This book has the step-by-step guidance you need to learn how to use your phone's many features and functions. Newly updated to cover both the latest features you'll find on the 6s and 6s Plus as well as perennial iPhone features that you'll find on all recent models, this revised text provides you with straightforward, yet fun instructions, tips, and advice to guide you in taking advantage of all that the iPhone's technology has to offer. You first get started with your iPhone by exploring its settings and features. Then you dive into specific topics that accumulate in a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate your new phone such as using the multi-touch interface, synching your data, using iCloud, making phone calls, using FaceTime, taking photos and videos, and more.
Introducing SQLite for Mobile Developers Introducing SQLite for Mobile Developers

This brief book is a basic introduction to SQLite for iOS and Android developers. The book includes a simple introduction to SQL, a discussion of when to use SQLite, and chapters devoted to using SQLite with the most likely programming languages: Java, PHP, Swift and Objective-C. It then goes through adding simple database functionality to an Android or iOS app and finally a chapter on managing the app's life cycle. This book is for Android or iOS developers who wish to use a lightweight but flexible database for their applications. It assumes mobile development experience but does not assume any database knowledge.
Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 2, 2nd Edition Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 2, 2nd Edition

The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development, the book that taught the world how to program on the iPhone is back again for Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 2. This is the definitive guide to the Swift programming language and the iOS 9 SDK, and the source code has been updated to reflect Xcode 7 and Swift 2. There's coverage of brand-new technologies, as well as significant updates to existing material. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using the latest Xcode and the latest 64-bit iOS 9-specific project templates, and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features. Assuming little or no working knowledge of the new Swift programming language, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, this book offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 9 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application.
Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook, 2nd Edition Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook, 2nd Edition

The mobile web has paved the way but many users want to have “native” applications installed. Using Appcelerator as a platform it's now possible to write iOS, Android, and Windows phone applications in JavaScript! It allows developers to develop fully native UI applications using Appcelerator studio tools without any knowledge of Objective-C, Swift or Java. This book will take you through the process of building cross-platform, native UI applications for the mobile from scratch. You will learn how to develop apps, how to use GPS, cameras and photos and how to build socially connected apps. You will also learn how to package them for submission to the App Store and Google Play.
PhoneGap 4 Mobile Application Development Cookbook PhoneGap 4 Mobile Application Development Cookbook

Developing mobile applications often feels intimidating. Especially when building cross-platform application. We have to learn a specific programming language to build an application for each platform. PhoneGap makes cross-platform mobile application development faster and easier by using web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. This book gives you practical lessons on how to build a world class mobile application using PhoneGap. Whether you are a brand new to mobile application development, a web developer expert, or a seasoned mobile application developer, this book will guide you through creating hybrid mobile applications. Starting with setting up a development environment, the book moves on to utilizing a new PhoneGap command-line tool, installing plugins, and designing your application. It then moves on to concepts such as file system, storage, and local database, the book effectively lays a solid base for advanced topics.
Entertainment Apps on the Go with Windows 10 Entertainment Apps on the Go with Windows 10

This book enables you to unleash the entertainment potential of your Windows 10 PC, tablet, or phone - or any combination of the three! Learn how to stream movies and TV shows, manage your media collection, purchase new media, and upload your music collection to the cloud. Make your entertainment experience truly mobile by streaming wirelessly between devices in the home, or from cloud services that let you take your content anywhere. Learn to push content from Windows 10 to other devices like TVs, or your Xbox One. Tap into a wide range of popular streaming services, including Netflix, Spotify, and Google Play.
Windows 10 Revealed Windows 10 Revealed

Windows 10 Revealed is your essential step-by-step guide to using a desktop, laptop, Surface or Windows Phone running Microsoft Windows 10, providing a complete resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast. Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using photography and screen shots throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, providing a comprehensive guide to Windows. Whether you have just bought your first computer, laptop or are a keen computer user who has just upgraded to Windows 10, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like a pro.
Game Development with Swift Game Development with Swift

Apple's new programming language, Swift, is fast, safe, accessible - the perfect choice for game development! Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features for game development. Then, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master the physics framework, add the player character and NPCs, and implement controls. Towards the end of the book, you will polish your game with fun menus, integrate with Apple Game Center for leaderboards and achievements, and then finally, learn how to publish your finished games to the App Store. By the end of this book, you will be able to create your own iOS games using Swift and SpriteKit.
Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap

Beginning App Development with Parse and PhoneGap teaches you how to start app development with Parse and PhoneGap: free and open source software. Using the building block languages of the web - HTML, JavaScript, and CSS - you'll be on your way to creating a fully working product with minimal effort as fast as possible. With over 25 years' of combined experience, the authors make daunting tasks seem trivial. There is no book on the market that can take you from designer to developer faster. Using Facebook's Parse as backend service, and Adobe's PhoneGap (or Cordova) as a mobile development framework, building a highly customizable application is easier than you can imagine. A basic understanding of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS is not required, but it will help you pick up concepts faster. This book is geared toward a designer who wants to explore the world of application development. If you do not know anything about design, that's OK! We will walk you through step by step on how to build your first native iOS or Android app in the fastest and easiest way possible. Using free and open source software, this book will get you up and running quickly and efficiently - start using Parse and PhoneGap today with this key title.
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