The book assumes you’ve already had some exposure to Apache Cordova & Adobe PhoneGap. Chapter 1 contains a brief introduction to Apache Cordova for those that don’t have the background with the framework or want to hear what I have to say about Cordova and Cordova development. It’s not designed to cover everything, that’s done quite well in Apache Cordova 3 Programming (www.cordovaprogramming.com). Instead, it provides enough background to get you started if you’ve not worked with Cordova before.
The chapter includes some sample programs that highlight what makes a Cordova application a Cordova application and provides a brief introduction to the device APIs.
The first example application is a simple application that displays the results from the Cordova Device APi. The figures below show the application running on Android and iOS devices.
The second example application in the chapter is the same as the first example, except this one is built using the Adobe Topcoat CSS framework.
Throughout the book, I use either Topcoat (for simple application UIs) or jQuery Mobile (for more complicated UIs or ones that require capabilities not exposed through Topcoat.