Mobile Web Development is a new book from Packt which shows users how to build a mobile presence for their web applications and sites. Written by Nirav Mehta, this book adopts a fast-paced, practical approach to developing for the mobile web.
As more users access the Web from their phones and other handhelds, web developers need to learn techniques for targeting these new devices. Sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google target mobiles with their services and products. Companies use mobile services to provide staff access to their applications while away from a computer.
This book is a complete, practical guide to writing mobile websites and applications. Users will learn how to create mobile-friendly websites, adapt their content to the capabilities of different devices, save bandwidth with compression, and create server-side logic that integrates with a mobile front end. Users will also see other methods for integrating their web application with mobile technology: sending and receiving MMS and SMS messages, accepting mobile payments, and working with voice calls to provide spoken interaction.
The book illustrates every technique with practical examples, showing how to use these development methods in the real world. Along the way this book shows how an example pizza delivery business can use these methods to open up to the mobile web.
The book focuses on solutions, pragmatic tips, and fast results rather than theory. It also provides discussion and reference material to help users apply the techniques to their own projects.