Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (2nd by Jonathan Stark, Brian Jepson

By Jonathan Stark, Brian Jepson

It’s precise: if you happen to understand HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you have already got the instruments you must advance Android purposes. Now up to date for HTML5, the second one version of this hands-on consultant indicates you the way to take advantage of open resource net criteria to layout and construct apps that may be tailored for any Android device.

You’ll how to create an Android-friendly internet app at the platform of your selection, after which use Adobe’s loose PhoneGap framework to transform it to a local Android app. detect why device-agnostic cellular apps are the wave of the longer term, and begin construction apps that provide larger flexibility and a wider reach.

* Convert an internet site right into a net software, whole with development signs and different gains
* upload animation with JQTouch to make your internet app appear and feel like a local Android app
* utilize client-side facts garage with apps that run while the Android gadget is offline
* Use PhoneGap to hook into complex Android good points, together with the accelerometer, geolocation, and signals
* attempt and debug your app on the internet with genuine clients, and put up the completed product to the Android industry

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Html URL, they are only going to see the overall site navigation elements, as opposed to any site content. They won’t see any site content until they tap a link on this initial navigation page. Handling Long Titles Suppose we had a page on our site with a title too long to fit in the header bar (Figure 3-4). We could just let the text break onto more than one line, but that would not be very attractive. Instead, we can update the #header h1 styles such that long text will be truncated with a trailing ellipsis (see Figure 3-5 and Example 3-7).

Example 3-2. html, and will not work without it. html. However, none of the links in it will work unless the targets of the links actually exist. You can create these files yourself or download the example code from this book’s website (see “How to Contact Us” on page xii). html. html a few times and change the filename of each copy to match the related link. For added effect, you can change the content of the h2 tag in each file to match the filename. html would be


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Using the list of actions on the right, add a throttle setting for the HTML MIME type (text/html) and set it to something slow (1 kbps is good). Enable Bit Rate Throttling, and your pages should be loading very slowly now. Don’t forget to disable Bit Rate Throttling when you’re done testing! You can do similar things on Linux as well. getTime() < stopTime); This is not the right way to delay the execution of something in JavaScript—you should use JavaScript’s setTimeout function for that—but this sure is a good way to make sure your JavaScript freezes and does nothing (except eat up your device’s CPU) during this time.

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