Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming: Building Applications for Mobile Safari

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 13, 2008 - Computers - 284 pages
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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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It's a nice, well-written book, however it suffers from a little aging, and too much focus on the Apple platform.Not that there's anything wrong with targeting Apple devices primarily, but as an ... Read full review

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Chapter 1 Introducing the iPhone and iPod touch Development Platform
Chapter 2 Designing a User Interface
Chapter 3 Implementing the Interface
Chapter 4 Styling with CSS
Chapter 5 Handling Touch Interactions and Events
Chapter 6 Advanced Programming Topics Canvas and Video
Chapter 7 Integrating with iPhone Services
Chapter 8 Enabling and Optimizing Web Sites for iPhone and iPod touch
Chapter 9 Bandwidth and Performance Optimizations
Chapter 10 Packaging Apps as Bookmarks Bookmarklets and Data URLs
Chapter 11 Case Studies Beyond EdgetoEdge Design
Chapter 12 Testing and Debugging

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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 .

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