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Professional iPhone and iPod Touch Programming: Building Applications for Mobile Safari (Wrox Professional Guides) [Paperback]

Richard Wagner
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1 Feb 2008 0470251557 978-0470251553
The Safari–exclusive applications for iPhone and iPod touch assemble various elements, and this book shows you how to integrate these elements with key design concepts and principles in order to develop a highly usable interface for the touch screen. You’ll learn to use existing open–source libraries in your code, imitate the overall look and feel of built–in Apple applications, and migrate existing Web 2.0 apps and sites to this new mobile platform. By the end of the book, you’ll feel untouchable as you create a custom mobile application from scratch.

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (1 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470251557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470251553
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 18.8 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,090,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming

The unprecedented success of iPhone and iPod touch serves as proof positive that application developers are entering uncharted territory when it comes to creating sophisticated, multi–functional mobile applications for the revolutionary interface design of the touch screen. The Safari–exclusive applications for these Apple devices assemble elements of Web 2.0 apps, traditional desktop apps, multimedia video and audio, and the cell phone. this book shows you how to integrate these various elements with key design concepts and principles in order to develop a highly usable interface for the touch screen.

You′ll learn to use existing open–source libraries in your code, imitate the overall look and feel of built–in Apple applications, and migrate existing Web 2.0 apps and sites to this new mobile platform. Along the way, you′ll discover how to design a user interface that is optimized for the touch–screen display. By the end of the book, you′ll feel untouchable as you create a custom mobile application from scratch.

What you will learn from this book:

  • How to design and implement an iPhone user interface
  • Ways to enable and optimize web sites for iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Tips for handling touch interactions and capturing JavaScript events
  • Specific CSS styles that are useful for developing applications
  • Techniques for integrating applications with core iPhone services including Phone, Mail, and Goolge Maps
  • How to minimize constraints and maximize bandwidth and app–execution performance
  • Methods of debugging Mobile Safari applications

Who this book is for:
This book is for web developers who want to build new applications for iPhone and iPod touch. A working knowledge of HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX is necessary.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real–world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues t3echnology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

About the Author

Richard Wagner is an experienced Web designer and developer as well as author of several Web – related books on the underlying technologies of the Mobile Safari platform. These books include XSLT For Dummies , Creating Web Pages All – In – One Desk Reference For Dummies , XML All – In – One Desk Reference For Dummies , Web Design Before & After Makeovers , and JavaScript Unleashed (1st, 2nd ed.). Before moving into full – time authoring, Richard was an experienced programmer and head of engineering. He was also inventor and chief architect of the award – winning NetObjects ScriptBuilder. A versatile author with a wide range of interests, he is also author of The Myth of Happiness . Richard can be located online at tech.digitalwalk.net .

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starting point ... 25 Nov 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to start developing web applications and dedicated iPhone websites. Simple to follow, well laid out and with links to all the major resources required to produce your own apps this book really couldn't do a lot more. With only an intermediate knowledge of XHTML and CSS I was able to develop some effective sites. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive 25 July 2008
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This is a pretty comprehensive guide for anyone looking to start developing web applications for the iPhone.

Native apps have taken the headlines but webapps are still powerful and valuable.

This covers some of the great features held within mobile safari, such as canvas and the webkit css features.

The only thing missing is creating offline databases, hence 4 stars, but it's still a valuable resource to have. Combine this with the apple developer resources and you won't go far wrong.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Web Dev for ipod 2 Feb 2010
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I began working through this book and though the scripts produced the simulated ipod screens there is no specific guidance concerning the type of tools that could be used to create the web pages on the Macintosh.
iWeb is not an options and though XCode, IB and Dashcode have all the elements to develop for the iPod they all require a considerable learning curve. I thought that the HTML route could be an easyier option, hence purchasing the book. It is with a little disappointment that I have to give the book a moderate rating.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok but not great 27 Jan 2008
By Xavier Facon - Published on Amazon.com
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This book contains quite some materials from the book you can also find them in Apple's documentations. It also has quite some details on Joe Hewitt's iUI framework. But generally speaking, it lacks more detailed explanation (on CSS, AJAX, JavaScript). Here's the dilema: if you are an experienced CSS and JavaScript developer, you will find it lacking the depth. It barely scratches the surface of what real AJAX-powered iPhone applications can do. If you are somewhat a newbie developer, you will need more explanation on the subject. Unfortunately, this book falls in-between the above 2 scenarios.

After all, this is the first and only book on iPhone programming, it's a nice start for anyone that's interested.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Coverage of Web-Based iPhone Dev 30 Mar 2008
By K. Ford - Published on Amazon.com
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I've never owned a Mac (until now) and never done any development for that platform. While this book doesn't intend to cover the recently released iPhone SDK (it was published before the SDK's release), it does provide excellent coverage of web-based development for the iPhone (and iPod Touch). It leverages a free, open-source library to take much of the grunt work out of it, but also provides detailed code samples and examples and enough information so you could probably do it without the library should you desire. If you're interested in making your site look and feel like an iPhone app, this book will get you there. You should understand HTML, CSS and, preferably, a modicum of Javascript to get the most out of the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars On time 10 Mar 2014
By April Gendill - Published on Amazon.com
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It was on time and in great condition. Which for me is what matters. Since well I'm going to end up dog earing and writing in it .
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than other books that have come out recently. 17 Oct 2011
By The Edge - Published on Amazon.com
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Purchased this book a couple years ago and I thought it was not so good then. When I bought another book recently covering the same topics, I realized how much better this book was. I actually cracked it back open last week and put out some good exmamples. A decent book amoungst the other Iphone web books.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I had come across this earlier 20 Feb 2011
By A. Kannankeril - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a .NET web developer and had to look for a way to develop applications for mobile devices without having to switch development environments. That naturally meant my application would have to be browser-based as both iOS & Android require non-ASP.NET environments.

I did settle on an approach using ASP.NET MVC and then came across this book. It cleared out a lot of questions that I had spent hours pondering and gnashing my teeth over. My application detects the target device and switches CSS & HTML templates to conform to the client device. While this book does not help me broadly in regards to my application, it will make my CSS & HTML templates for iOS so much more sophisticated and efficient as I can incorporate platform-specific tweaks.

I especially loved the chapters on "Styling with CSS", "Integrating with iPhone Services", "Enabling and Optimizing Sites.." and "Testing and Debugging".

If you are familiar with JavaScript and CSS and would like to develop web-based applications for the iPhone, then this book will certainly help!
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