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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, guiding you through the process of app creation without C/Cocoa, 3 May 2010
This review is from: Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa (Paperback)
Having spent the past year learning HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP and MySQL, when I came up with an idea for a smartphone app I was a bit daunted by the idea of learning not one, but at least three different programming languages in order to make my app work on the major smartphone platforms.

However, this book teaches you how to create apps using web scripting languages and then compile them into Object C using PhoneGap so that you can package your apps for sale in iTunes. PhoneGap offers this same functionality for several other platforms, too. The book is brief and if you have any experience coding dynamic websites, you will get through the examples in no time. The real areas this book stands out are 1) showing you how to add distinctive iPhone styling and gloss to your apps and 2) guiding you through the less-than-intuitive process of compiling them with PhoneGap.

All in all, it's a very clearly written book and all you need to create native C apps without knowing a single line of C.
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Initial post: 24 Feb 2012, 15:01:56 GMT
None of the "3 major platforms", iphone included, have SDKs based on "Native C". Do you have any idea what you are talking about?
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