HTML5 Mobile Apps for Beginners

HTML5 Mobile App Development for Beginners

Have you ever thought of a cool idea for an app, just to find out later that some punk kid built it first and became a billionaire?

What if you could jump straight into iOS and Android app development using the tool set you already have: HTML, CSS and JavaScript?

We live in post-pc world where HTML5 and the Open Web technologies have become mature enough to create robust mobile applications for all platforms, sharing a single code base.

In this original ZENVA course, Ashley Menhennett, web and mobile developer, designer and technical author from Australia, is going to guide you though the basic techniques you need to know to create professional and beautiful mobile applications.

Through out the course, you’ll not only get access to foundational knowledge on mobile HTML5, but you’ll also build an augmented reality HTML5 app, featuring video camera access, photo shooting, geolocation using Google Maps API v.3, and AJAX loading of a JSON file with app data.

What you’ll learn in this course, among many other techniques:

  • Mobile HTML5 done right: viewport tag and grid layouts
  • CSS3 Media Queries, the foundation of the mobile web
  • Professional looking apps using Topcoat
  • LocalStorage to save user data offline
  • Working with AJAX and JSON, using jQuery 2.x
  • Accessing the device video camera and taking pictures using just HTML5!
  • Geolocation with Google Maps v.3 API
  • Creating an entire Augmented Reality (AR) mobile application




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Pablo Farias Navarro

Founder of Zenva - the world's leading platform to learn programming and game development, which features a community of over 400,000 learners.Pablo is also a member of the Intel Software Innovator program in the Asia Pacific Region, and the Oculus Start program, which features upcoming developers and startups in the VR space.

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Recently a series of Blend4Web gamedev tutorials have been published. One of them is covering Android/iOS mobile browsers support.