PhoneGap for Beginners

Set up development environment to create PhoneGap applications.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Creating seamless, effective and beautiful mobile apps is not easy, and making them run on various different platforms is even less easy. You’ll need to be fluent in several programming languages and have a wide-ranging selection of skills from HTML to Java and everything in between. PhoneGap takes all of these different elements and streamlines them into one easy to use platform; so you can create those seamless, effective and beautiful apps in a flash. This course will show you how.

Create Complex Mobile Apps with Simple Technology

  • Gain a conceptual understanding of level development
  • Develop practical skills to develop your own levels
  • Build projects from templates provided
  • Create apps for multiple platforms including iOS, Android and Windows Mobile

Become a PhoneGap Expert

By teaching you how to setup the development environment needed to create PhoneGap applications, this course will open up an entire world of web applications and the skills you use to create them. Over 35 lectures and 2.5 hours of content, you’ll create a basic PhoneGap application for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and more. You’ll implement every detail of the framework APIs and come out with a fully functioning mobile application, which you’ve created from scratch yourself.

The course is divided into 3 sections. The first section is dedicated to the basics of PhoneGap; if you’re a complete beginner, you’ll be up to speed in no time. If you already have some experience with PhoneGap, this section will refresh you and ensure your knowledge is completely up to date for the rest of the course. Section 2 will teach you how to use generic APIs and will cover network connection, notification, battery status and device information APIs. Section 3 deals with hardware APIs for geolocation, camera, and media, and takes your through your custom PhoneGap template.

To complete this course successfully, you will need to be familiar with the basics of HTML and JavaScript

Tools Used

PhoneGap allows you to easily create apps using web technologies that all beginners will have a basic understanding of; HTML, CSS, and Javascript. It is a free, open source framework for creating mobile apps using standardised web APIs. Or in other words, it allows you to use the various tech skills you have to create complex apps without the need to learn several programming languages.

Mobile development technology, front and back end technologies, hybrid applications

What are the requirements?

  • Students should be familiar with the basics of HTML and Javascript. The basics of these requirements will have a refresher throughout the sections. Suggested programs installed: Eclipse Luna and Notepad++.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Setup the development environment for the PhoneGap framework
  • Create a basic PhoneGap application to runs on most mobile devices(iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and more)
  • Deploy it onto a live and emulator device
  • Implement the framework API'S

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who have an interest in learning the basics of developing cross-platform mobile applications
  • Students who have an interest in learning the framework API'S
  • Students who have an interest in learning the basic concepts
  • Students who have an interest in learning the basics of using an IDE(Integrated Development Environment) program

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course
Introduction to the Course
About the Instructor / What You Will Learn
Section 2: Introduction to PhoneGap
Section Introduction
Downloading and Installing the Software
Create a sample project to test the application
Test the sample project on the AVD emulator
Dissect the important files
Section Conclusion
Section 3: Learning how to use the generic API's
Section Introduction
Network Connection API Part1
Network Connection API Part2
Network Connection API Part3
Network Connection API Part4
Notification API
Notification API conti...
BatteryStatus API Part1
BatteryStatus API Part2
Device Information API Part1
Device Information API Part2
Device Information API Part3
Section Conclusion
Section 4: Use debugging mode and hardware API's
Section Introduction
Learn about the hardware API's_Geolocation API
Learn about the hardware API's_Camera API(Part1)
Learn about the hardware API's_Camera API(Part2)
Learn about the hardware API's_Media API
Create a custom PhoneGap template
Section Conclusion
Section 5: Course Conclusion
End of Course Final Thoughts and Closing Statements
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