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Safari and WebKit Development for iPhone OS 3.0 1st Edition

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Build dynamic mobile web applications for iPhone OS 3.0

With the unparalleled success of iPhone and iPod touch, iPhone OS 3.0 has emerged as a compelling platform for which vast numbers of web developers are designing and building web-based mobile applications. This book explores the Safari and WebKit development platform that is built into iPhone OS 3.0 and takes you through the process of creating an iPhone web application from the ground up. You'll learn how to use existing open source frameworks to speed up your development time, imitate qualities of built-in Apple apps, cache data locally and even run in offline mode, and more. Whether you're eager to build new web applications for iPhone OS 3.0 or optimize existing web sites for this platform, you have everything you need to do so within these pages.

  • Features coverage completely compliant with the new iPhone OS 3.0 and the enhancements to the Safari/WebKit browser

  • Shows you how to design a user interface that is optimized for iPhone's touch-screen display

  • Details the process of styling with CSS and reviews WebKit-specific styles that are useful when developing web apps for iPhone and iPhone touch

  • Provides a code-level look at developing an iPhone web application interface

  • Explains how web applications can integrate with core iPhone services, such as Phone, Email, and Google Maps

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Richard Wagner is a Senior Developer at Maark, LLC. He is an experienced web designer and developer and the author of several web-related books that discuss the underlying technologies of the iPhone application platform.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (November 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470549661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470549667
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,980,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have authored several books, focusing on two very different aspects of my life and professional focus. On the faith front, I am author of "The Expeditionary Man", "The Myth of Happiness", and several "For Dummies" books designed to make meaty truth easily approachable for postmodern readers. These books include "C.S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies", "Christianity For Dummies", and "Christian Prayer For Dummies".

On the technology front, I have authored several web tech books as well, such as "Adobe AIR For Dummies", "XSLT For Dummies" and "Building Facebook Applications For Dummies".

I work as Senior Developer for Maark, a strategic and interactive B2B marketing firm in Boston. Previously, I was V.P. of Product Development at NetObjects, an Internet software company, as well as inventor/architect of NetObjects ScriptBuilder.

I graduated from Taylor University and pursued graduate studies at American University. Though a native Hoosier, I now live in Princeton, Massachusetts with my wife and three boys.

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This is the best book on mobile web apps, especially iPhone apps. I have a background in CSS, javascript and PHP, but I thought I would have to learn objective-C to create apps for the iPhone. I found out about WebKit on the internet and I wanted to learn more. While some books touch on WebKit, this book explains it in detail.

I recommend some background in CSS, but you don't have to be a technical wizard to learn from this book. I was creating web-based apps for the iPhone in a matter of hours. I want to convert some of my existing web pages to look good on an iPhone. This book showed me how to make my web apps look like native iPhone apps. This information will be useful when I start working on iPad apps.

This book saved me hours on the learning curve, and since I can now tell my clients that I can create mobile apps, my business is increasing. Mobile apps are the future. This book will move you to the front of the line in this new area.
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I used it to build a nice looking application for IPhones for my real estate business. Hard to tell it from a real iPhone app. Was very simple to use if you are familiar with building a webpage.
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