Learn how to make mobile native app development easier. If your team frequently works with both iOS and Android—or plans to transition from one to the other—this hands-on guide shows you how to perform the most common development tasks in each platform. Want to learn how to make network connections in iOS? Or how to work with a database in Android? This book has you covered. In the book’s first part, authors Shaun Lewis and Mike Dunn from O’Reilly’s mobile engineering group provide a list of common, platform-agnostic tasks. The second part helps you create a bare-bones app in each platform, using the techniques from part one. Common file and database operations Network communication with remote APIs Application lifecycle Custom views and components Threading and asynchronous work Unit and integration tests Configuring, building, and running an app on a device
Create HTML5, JQuery, and CSS3-based hybrid applications and deploy them on multiple mobile devices, including on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. This kind of application development has the edge over native application development. Beginning Hybrid Mobile Application Development shows you how you can convert existing web application into mobile applications with minimal effort. You’ll see how hybrid applications can give many web applications a larger audience by making them available as mobile applications. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of hybrid application development Discover the platforms and frameworks used for hybrid application development Master hybrid application development using the available APIs Access data in hybrid application See the role of JSON versus XML in hybrid applications Secure your code Who This Books Is For Mobile and web application developers.
Develop native applications for multiple mobile and desktop platforms including but not limited to iOS, Android, and UWP with the Xamarin framework and Xamarin.Forms Key Features Understand .NET Core and its cross-platform development philosophy Build Android, iOS, and Windows mobile applications with C#, .NET Core, and Azure Cloud Services Bring Artificial Intelligence capabilities into your mobile applications with Azure AI Book Description .NET Core is the general umbrella term used for Microsoft’s cross-platform toolset. Xamarin used for developing mobile applications, is one of the app model implementations for .NET Core infrastructure. In this book, you will learn how to design, architect, and develop highly attractive, maintainable, efficient, and robust mobile applications for multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, and UWP, with the toolset provided by Microsoft using Xamarin, .NET Core, and Azure Cloud Services. This book will take you through various phases of application development with Xamarin, from environment setup, design, and architecture to publishing, using real-world scenarios. Throughout the book, you will learn how to develop mobile apps using Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms and .NET Standard; implement a webbased backend composed of microservices with .NET Core using various Azure services including but not limited to Azure App Services, Azure Active Directory, Notification Hub, Logic Apps, and Azure Functions, Cognitive Services; create data stores using popular database technologies such as Cosmos DB, SQL and Realm. Towards the end, the book will help developers to set up an efficient and maintainable development pipeline to manage the application life cycle using Visual Studio App Center and Visual Studio Services. What you will learn Implement native applications for multiple mobile and desktop platforms Understand and use various Azure Services with .NET Core Make use of architectural patterns designed for mobile and web applications Understand the basic Cosmos DB concepts Understand how different app models can be used to create an app service Explore the Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms UI suite with .NET Core for building mobile applications Who this book is for This book is for mobile developers who wish to develop cross-platform mobile applications. Programming experience with C# is required. Some knowledge and understanding of core elements and cross-platform application development with .NET is required.
With so many dominant players in the mobile space, each with its own stack, the thought of developing for all of them is daunting but unavoidable. Strange as it may seem, .NET developers are actually in the best position of all to do just that. While .NET is native on Windows Phone 7, products like MonoTouch and Mono for Android allow developers to leverage the .NET framework on iOS and Android as well. This book will help experienced .NET developers hit the ground running on all three platforms, showing how to build applications in C♯ as well as maximize the amount of code that can be reused across them.
Learn how to build app store-ready hybrid apps with Ionic, the framework built on top of Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Angular. This revised guide shows you how to use Ionic’s tools and services to develop apps with HTML, CSS, and TypeScript, rather than rely on platform-specific solutions found in Android, iOS, and Windows Universal. Author Chris Griffith takes you step-by-step through Ionic’s powerful collection of UI components, and then helps you use it to build three cross-platform mobile apps. Whether you’re new to this framework or have been working with Ionic 1, this book is ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced web developers. Understand what a hybrid mobile app is, and what comprises a basic Ionic application Learn how Ionic leverages Apache Cordova, Angular, and TypeScript to create native mobile applications Create a Firebase-enabled to-do application that stores data across multiple clients Build a tab-based National Park explorer app with Google Map integration Develop a weather app with the Darksky weather API and Google’s GeoCode API Debug and test your app to resolve issues that arise during development Walk through steps for deploying your app to native app stores Learn how Ionic can be used to create Progressive Web Apps
Work in Flutter, a framework designed from the ground up for dual platform development, with support for native Java/Kotlin or Objective-C/Swift methods from Flutter apps. Write your next app in one language and build it for both Android and iOS. Deliver the native look, feel, and performance you and your users expect from an app written with each platform's own tools and languages. Deliver apps fast, doing half the work you were doing before and exploiting powerful new features to speed up development. Write once, run anywhere. Learn Flutter, Google's multi-platform mobile development framework. Instantly view the changes you make to an app with stateful hot reload and define a declarative UI in the same language as the app logic, without having to use separate XML UI files. You can also reuse existing platform-specific Android and iOS code and interact with it in an efficient and simple way. Use built-in UI elements - or build your own - to create a simple calculator app. Run native Java/Kotlin or Objective-C/Swift methods from your Flutter apps, and use a Flutter package to make HTTP requests to a Web API or to perform read and write operations on local storage. Apply visual effects to widgets, create transitions and animations, create a chat app using Firebase, and deploy everything on both platforms. Get native look and feel and performance in your Android and iOS apps, and the ability to build for both platforms from a single code base. What You Need: Flutter can be used for Android development on any Linux, Windows or macOS computer, but macOS is needed for iOS development.
Create applications for all major smartphone platforms Creating applications for the myriad versions and varieties of mobile phone platforms on the market can be daunting to even the most seasoned developer. This authoritative guide is written in such as way that it takes your existing skills and experience and uses that background as a solid foundation for developing applications that cross over between platforms, thereby freeing you from having to learn a new platform from scratch each time. Concise explanations walk you through the tools and patterns for developing for all the mobile platforms while detailed steps walk you through setting up your development environment for each platform. Covers all the major options from native development to web application development Discusses major third party platform development acceleration tools, such as Appcelerator and PhoneGap Zeroes in on topics such as developing applications for Android, IOS, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry Professional Mobile Cross Platform Development shows you how to best exploit the growth in mobile platforms, with a minimum of hassle.
A fast-paced guide to get you started with cross-platform mobile application development with Google Flutter Key Features Understand the fundamentals of Flutter and get started with cross-platform mobile app development. Learn about different widgets in Flutter and understand the concepts of Routing and Navigating. Work with Platform specific code to use Native features and deploy your application on iOS and Android. Book Description Flutter is a cross-platform mobile application development framework. It uses the Dart programming language, which was created by Google, and aims to make development easier, faster, and more efficient. This book is going to be your guide, from introducing Flutter to successfully developing a cross platform application. In the first few chapters, we will learn what Flutter is and how to get started with it. We will also take a dive into the widgets world, explore the widget catalog, and learn how to navigate through it. In the next few chapters, we will widen our horizon by learning about networking and accessibility with Flutter. We'll learn what Silvers are and how to use them, and we'll also learn how to use constraints and animations. Before we take a look at how to deploy our applications in Flutter, we will use Firebase for cloud messaging and remote configuration. By the end of the book, you will have learned everything you need to know to get started with your journey of cross-platform mobile development with Flutter. What you will learn Take a tour through the widget catalog Route and navigate through the widgets Use listview and scroll widgets Gain knowledge on networking with Flutter and Dart Build and publish plugins to pub.dart.com Use Firebase cloud messaging and remote configuration Build and release your application on Android and iOS Who this book is for This book is for developers who are willing to learn flutter and develop cross-platform applications
This book is your path to getting started with Xamarin Forms. It covers a lot of hot mobile features such as augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) as well as more basic topics, giving you tips and advice on what development environment to strive for.
Build a complete, professional-quality, hybrid mobile application with Ionic About This Book Develop high-grade and performance-optimized hybrid applications using the latest version of Ionic Discover the latest and upcoming features of Ionic A practical guide that will help you fully utilize all the features and components of Ionic efficiently Who This Book Is For The target audience for this book is intermediate-level application developers who have some basic knowledge of Ionic. What You Will Learn Use every Ionic component and its customization according to the application along with some important third party components Recently released Lazy Loading and Grid System supporting desktop application with Electron Integration of the various Ionic backend services and features such as Ionic Push, DB, Auth, Deploy in your application Exploration of white-listing, CORS, and various other platform security aspects to secure your application Synchronization of your data with the cloud server and fetching it in real time using Ionic Cloud and Firebase services Integration of the Cordova iBeacon plugin which will fetch contextual data on the basis of location and Websockets for real time communication for IOT based applications Implementation of offline functionality in your PWA application using service-worker, cache storage and indexedDB In Detail Ionic is an open source, front-end framework that allows you to develop hybrid mobile apps without any native-language hassle for each platform. It offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS, and JS components for building highly interactive mobile apps. This book will help you to develop a complete, professional and quality mobile application with Ionic Framework. You will start the journey by learning to configure, customize, and migrate Ionic 1x to 3x. Then, you will move on to Ionic 3 components and see how you can customize them according to your applications. You will also implement various native plugins and integrate them with Ionic and Ionic Cloud services to use them optimally in your application. By this time, you will be able to create a full-fledged e-commerce application. Next, you will master authorization, authentication, and security techniques in Ionic 3 to ensure that your application and data are secure. Further, you will integrate the backend services such as Firebase and the Cordova iBeacon plugin in your application. Lastly, you will be looking into Progressive Web Applications and its support with Ionic, with a demonstration of an offline-first application. By the end of the book, you will not only have built a professional, hybrid mobile application, but will also have ensured that your app is secure and performance driven. Style and approach A step-by-step guide (covering all its features and components) to build a complete mobile application using Ionic. Each chapter will cover different features of Ionic.
New edition of the bestselling guide to building an effective mobile app architecture with Xamarin.Forms 4 that maximizes the overall quality of apps. Key Features Updated for Xamarin.Forms 4 Packed with real-world scenarios and solutions to help you build professional grade mobile apps with Xamarin.Forms Includes design patterns and best practice techniques that every mobile developer should know Book Description Discover how to extend and build upon the components of the most recent version of Xamarin.Forms to develop an effective, robust mobile app architecture. This new edition features Xamarin.Forms 4 updates, including CollectionView and RefreshView, new coverage of client-side validation, and updates on how to implement user authentication. Mastering Xamarin.Forms, Third Edition is one of the few Xamarin books structured around the development of a simple app from start to finish, beginning with a basic Xamarin.Forms app and going step by step through several advanced topics to create a solution architecture rich with the benefits of good design patterns and best practices. This book introduces a core separation between the app's user interface and the app's business logic by applying the MVVM pattern and data binding, and then focuses on building a layer of plugin-like services that handle platform-specific utilities such as navigation and geo-location, as well as how to loosely use these services in the app with inversion of control and dependency injection. You’ll connect the app to a live web-based API and set up offline synchronization before testing the app logic through unit testing. Finally, you will learn how to add monitoring to your Xamarin.Forms projects to track crashes and analytics and gain a proactive edge on quality. What you will learn Find out how, when, and why to use architecture patterns and best practices with Xamarin.Forms Implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern and data binding in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Incorporate client-side validation in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Extend the Xamarin.Forms navigation API with a custom ViewModel-centric navigation service Leverage the inversion of control and dependency injection patterns in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Work with online and offline data in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Use platform-specific APIs to build rich custom user interfaces in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Explore how to monitor mobile app quality using Visual Studio App Center Who this book is for This book is intended for .NET developers who are familiar with Xamarin mobile application development and the open source Xamarin.Forms toolkit. If you have already started working with Xamarin.Forms and want to take your app to the next level, making it more maintainable, testable and flexible, then this book is for you.
A bundle of 3 best-selling and respected mobile development e-books from Wrox form a complete library on the key tools and techniques for developing apps across the hottest platforms including Android and iOS. This collection includes the full content of these three books, at a special price: Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#, ISBN: 9781118026434, by Wallace B. McClure, Nathan Blevins, John J. Croft, IV, Jonathan Dick, and Chris Hardy Professional iPhone Programming with MonoTouch and .NET/C#, ISBN: 9780470637821, by Wallace B. McClure, Rory Blyth, Craig Dunn, Chris Hardy, and Martin Bowling Professional Cross-Platform Mobile Development in C#, ISBN: 9781118157701, by Scott Olson, John Hunter, Ben Horgen, and Kenny Goers