Books on Mobile Application Development

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Mobile Application Development subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Mobile Application Development along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Mobile Application Development subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Mobile Application Development" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Mobile Application Development: JavaScript Frameworks” by Hazem Saleh and Ethan Holmes

“Mobile Application Development: JavaScript Frameworks” Book Review: This book provides the reader to enhance JavaScript skills to develop mobile applications. The book also allows the reader to create their own Apache Cordova cross platform mobile plugins. These apps can also be run at any Apple iOS, Google Android and Windows Phone. The book discusses jQuery mobile that can be used to create a neat user interface. The book also provides an in dept understanding of the working of React Native. This book will be helpful in building mobile apps with the best tools.

2. “Professional Android 4 Application Development” by Reto Meier

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“Professional Android 4 Application Development” Book Review: This book gives a brief information of the features of AndroidSDK. It gives an explanation for creating mobile applications of Android smartphones and tablets. The book covers AndroidSDK releases which includes Android 4.0(Ice Cream). The book covers the new features such as drag and drop fragments, action bar, enhanced multitouch support. It also covers the new environmental sensor support, major improvements to the animation framework. The book outlines the practical guidance for publishing and marketing the applications.

3. “Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android” by Mark C Reynolds

“Xamarin Mobile Application Development for Android” Book Review: This book explains the procedure for developing a simple android app. The book adopts the use of language, C#. The book is designed for C# developer who has the desire to develop android apps. This book can also be used by individuals wanting to enhance the existing skill set. The book assumes that the individuals have knowledge about C#, .NET and object oriented software development. The book also outlined the familiarity with rich client technologies such as WPF or Silverlight.

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4. “Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud” by Richard Rodger

“Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud” Book Review: This book gives a step by step guide for building mobile applications using HTML5 web standards by using cloud servers. The book covers iPhone and Android which are the two major mobile platforms. The book gives information on the emerging standards enabling them to build cross platform applications. The book covers the major cloud platforms such as Amazon, Google and Facebook. It also includes real world examples showing the development of mobile applications.

5. “Xamarin Mobile Application Development for iOS” by Paul F Johnson

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“Xamarin Mobile Application Development for iOS” Book Review: This book gives a brief explanation of iOS app development using Xamarin. The book is designed for individuals who are new to iOS app development. It can also be used by experienced developers as a reference. The book assumes that the individuals have knowledge about C#. The book can be used by those who are teaching iOS to new students as a reference.

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