Best Reference Books – Smartphone Computing and Application

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

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1. “Apache Cordova in Action” by Raymond K Camden

“Apache Cordova in Action” Book Review: This book lets you use your existing skills in web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to build powerful mobile apps. This comprehensive guide teaches students how to design, create, and launch hybrid mobile apps people will want to use. With the help of straightforward, real-world examples which this book provides, you’ll learn to build apps from the Cordova CLI and to make use of native device features like the camera and accelerometer. One will learn testing techniques and discover the PhoneGap Build service and how to submit your apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store through this book. Along the way, this practical guide discusses mobile app design and shows you how to create effective, professional-quality UI and UX.

2. “Head First Android Development” by Dawn Griffiths and David Griffiths

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“Head First Android Development” Book Review: This book teaches the students and IT professionals, in detail, the process of android development. This book is a remarkable guide for anyone who doesn’t have any experience in the field of App Development. This book will take the user through a step-by-step process of developing their idea into a reality and just the way they want it through different practice exercises. This book will teach the reader how to design the interfaces, structure the app and create databases among other processes as well.

3. “Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services” by David Uhler and Khanjan Mehta
4. “iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)” by Christian Keur and Aaron Hillegass

“iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)” Book Review: This comprehensive guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem intended for students interested in app development. This book explains what’s important and shares their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. One gets a real understanding of how iOS development works. Through this book, one will learn the different features available and when and where to apply them.

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5. “The Everything Guide to Mobile App” by Peggy Anne Salz and Jennifer Moranz

“The Everything Guide to Mobile App” Book Review: From this book, students will learn all they need to know about creating a mobile app without breaking their bank account. In this book, they’ll learn: What to consider when developing an app, Which format best fits their needs and budget, How to stand out in the app market, The benefits of including apps in a marketing strategy, How creating an app can improve business revenue. The Everything Guide to Mobile Apps will help users develop an app that attracts more customers and boosts their business’s revenue starting From the development stage to marketing and beyond.

6. “iPhone Application Development For Dummies” by Neal Goldstein

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“iPhone Application Development For Dummies” Book Review: This book is intended for beginning programmers who want to build their first app or a professional developer looking to leverage the marketing power of the iPhone SDK. This book takes you through the basics for building a variety of iOS applications using Apple developer tools and covers the essential steps for creating apps that get accepted into the App Store. The new edition of the book covers all the latest information, including key updates to iPad universal code and tips on developing specifically for mobile apps. The book gives full-color illustrations which make it easier to see exactly what will appear on your screen; Walks you through the fundamentals of developing a variety of applications for the iPhone; Shows the user how to use Apple’s developer tools; Delves into getting your apps into the App Store and selling them; Addresses the universal code feature that allows you to develop apps and port them from the iPhone to the iPad and back; Covers the latest updates for the iPad universal code and the new iPhone SDK No matter what your level of expertise maybe, you’ll be able to leverage the power of the iOS SDK with the advice in this full-color book.

7. “BlackBerry 10 Application Sketch Book: For the Z30, Z10 and Q10 Smartphones” by Dean Kaplan
8. “Pervasive Computing: The Mobile World (Springer Professional Computing)” by Lothar Merk and Martin S Nicklous

“Pervasive Computing: The Mobile World (Springer Professional Computing)” Book Review: This book covers front-end devices as well as their operating systems and the back-end infrastructure which integrate these pervasive components into a seamless IT world. This book places a strong emphasis on the underlying technologies and standards applied when building up pervasive solutions. These fundamental topics include commonly used terms such as XML, WAP, UMTS, GPRS, Bluetooth, Jini, transcoding, and cryptography, to mention just a few. The second edition of the book includes Voice, Web Application Servers, Portals, Web Services, and Synchronized and Device Management. Besides a comprehensive state-of-the-art description of the Pervasive Computing technology itself, this book gives an overview of today’s real-life applications and accompanying service offerings. M-Commerce, e-Business, networked home, travel, and finance are inspiring examples of applied Ubiquitous Computing.

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9. “iPhone: The Missing Manual” by David Pogue

“Pervasive Computing: The Mobile World (Springer Professional Computing)” Book Review: This book is an illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn students, too, into iPhone masters. This book will help users achieve everything from web browsing to watching videos so they can get the most out of their iPhone. Written by Missing Manual series creator and former New York Times columnist David Pogue, this updated guide shows users everything they need to know about the new features and user interface of iOS 10 for the iPhone.

10. “A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications (Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing)” by Julian Harty and Mahadev Satyanarayanan

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“A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications (Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing)” Book Review: This book is intended to help software and test engineers pick appropriately to achieve more; and as a consequence deliver better quality, working software to users. This book provides practical advice based on direct experience of using software test automation to help improve the testing of a wide range of mobile phone applications, including the latest AJAX applications. The focus of this book is on applications that rely on a wireless network connection to a remote server, however, the principles may apply to other related fields and applications. This book starts with explaining the terms and some of the key challenges involved in testing smartphone applications. The following chapters of the book describe a type of application e.g. markup, AJAX, Client, followed by a related chapter on how to test each of these applications, common test automation techniques are covered in a separate chapter, and finally, there is a brief chapter on when to test manually. The book also contains numerous pointers and links to further material to help students to enhance their testing using automation appropriately.

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