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Learn PhoneGap Build

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PhoneGap and its open-source sister Apache Cordova simplify cross-platform app development. You can code an app once, and then compile it to run anywhere: iOS, Android, or Windows Phone. PhoneGap Build is the cloud-based version, which allows you to take apps built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and compile them into native, store-ready mobile apps. All without any SDKs.

In this course, Chris Griffith introduces the PhoneGap ecosystem and the basics of PhoneGap Build. He shows how to set up an account for development and create, configure, and compile your first project with PhoneGap Build. Once you’ve mastered these fundamentals, Chris shows how to extend your app plugins, debug your app, and then prep it for release in the App Store, Google Play store, or Windows Store.

Duration: 1 hr, 24 minutes

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Learn Apache Cordova

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Apache Cordova is the open-source version of PhoneGap, the leading tool for cross-platform app development. It’s a write-once, run-anywhere solution specifically designed for mobile. But to ensure a smooth cross-platform workflow, it helps to know some setup and configuration basics. In this course, Chris Griffith introduces Apache Cordova and the PhoneGap ecosystem, including the two command-line interface (CLI) tools and the PhoneGap desktop app. He shows how to set up your local system and how to create, configure, and build your first project with the Cordova CLI. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, Chris shows how to extend your app with native and third-party plugins that enable features such as QR code detection and geolocation, and debug your app, preview it in an emulator or on an actual device, and then prep it for release in the Apple Store or on Google Play.

Duration: 1 hr, 24 minutes

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Multidevice Prototyping with Ratchet

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My third lynda.com title has been released! This time I am presenting on “Multidevice Prototyping with Ratchet“. Here is the course description:

Learn how to prototype apps that look and act just like native iOS and Android apps, with the simple HTML, CSS, and JavaScript components included in the Ratchet prototyping framework.

If you are wondering what Ratchet is, it is mobile framework from the folks who brought you Bootstrap. 🙂 If you are a lynda.com subscriber, please check it out. If you are not, sign up for the free trial.

 

Building Mobile Apps with the PhoneGap Command-Line Interface

Building Mobile Apps with the PhoneGap Command-Line Interface

My latest title on lynda.com has been released! It is Building Mobile Apps with the PhoneGap Command-Line Interface. Here is the description of the course:

PhoneGap’s command-line interface is a great way to build mobile apps, whether you want to use it to initialize new projects or take apps all the way through testing. In this course Chris Griffith offers a thorough overview of building, emulating, and deploying Android and iOS apps with this powerful tool. He’ll show you how to configure your development environment, and create brand-new projects with the PhoneGap CLI as well as the Apache Cordova CLI (the framework PhoneGap is built on). Then he’ll demonstrate how to test your app, customize and extend the platform to suit your workflow, and compile your app with PhoneGap Developer or PhoneGap Build. Start watching and learn how to kick-start your apps from the command line now with the PhoneGap CLI.

It was a lot of fun recording this title. Hope you enjoy it!

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I am very excited to announce that I am developing my first course for lynda.com! It is quite an honor to be to working with such a talented group of people. A big thank you to James Williamson, who helped craft my demo movie. My initial effort will be “Up and Running with PhoneGap Build”.

This going to be a fun and exciting challenge. One the first challenges will be creating the sample app to showcase the service.