Build Cross-Platform Mobile Web+Native apps with Application Craft+PhoneGap platform in HTML5,CSS3 framework


Application Craft is one of the sophisticated cross-platform tool used to build Web App + PhoneGap combined apps for smart devices. The Application Craft is web app which runs in cross -platform(windows,Linux, Mac OS X) compatible with Chrome, Safari, Firefox. To start building apps with Application Craft , lets first sign up @ http://www.applicationcraft.com/

Lets create Mobile App from your developer site & start building apps. You have option either to design & code & put the PhoneGap controls.

  • Keep controls drag & drop & build apps for cross-platform mobile tools.

  • put the app in Live Preview & check in Smart Phone emulators.

Building RhoMobile MVC application with HTML 5 , JQuery for iPhone,iPad, Windows Phone, Android,BlackBerry


RhoMobile is an alternative native application environment for smartphones other than PhoneGap. To build applications with RhoMobile , you need to download RhStudio from http://rhomobile.com/products/rhostudio/ & choose your appropriate version for Windows or Mac.

  • Next to create smartphone applications with Rhomobile, you need to install Rhodes , RhoSync, RhoConnect , Gits. The four Rhomobile products – Rhodes, Rhosync, RhoHub, and Rhogallery – provide a complete toolkit for creating a mobile application. Rhomobile is cross-platform and so allows you to build your application for many different types of smartphone – including iPhone and Blackberry – just with a single codebase. This makes it the most preferred and quickest way of developing mobile apps. As you create a native Rhomobile application, you can use the built-in device features such as GPS, Push, and Camera, all with offline capabilities.
  • Select File-> New Project-> Rhodes Application-> Select your Project name.

  •  Set out the Rhodes Model of the application by right clicking on the project of the Project Explorer & Select Rhodes Model. Provide Name & Controllers.

  • Next , you will find three types files inside the app folder of your project & after setting the Models , a seperate folder named as your Model name will be created.
  • The files created as default are basically of  three types :
  • product.erb -> This is the Model file, which contains the Model Definition.
  • product_controller.rb -> This file contains the business logic relates to our Model.
  • *.erb-> The .erb files are the html view template files.
  • Lets the controller view of Rhodes Views for smartphones:

  • Lets  edit the Views as ‘Index.erb’ in HTML 5 for Rhodes application for smartdevices.

<div data-role=“page” data-url=“<%=Rho::RhoConfig.start_path%>/”>

  <div data-role=“header” data-position=“inline”>

    <h1>Storemanager</h1>

    <%if SyncEngine::logged_in > 0 %>

    <a href=“<%=url_for:controller=>:Settings,:action=>:do_sync%>”class=“ui-btn-left” data-icon=“refresh”>

      Sync

    </a>

    <a href=“<%=url_for:controller=>:Settings,:action=>:logout%>”class=“ui-btn-right” data-icon=“star”>

    Logout

  </a>

    <%else %>

        <a href=“<%=url_for:controller=>:Settings,:action=>:login%>”class=“ui-btn-right” data-icon=“star”>Login</a>

    <%end%>

</div>

  <div data-role=“content”>

    <ul data-role=“listview”>

      <li><a href=“Product”>

      <span class=“title”>Products </span>

      </a></li>

    </ul>

  </div>

</div>

    • Run the Project by right clicking project -> Run Configuration -> Right Click on RhodesMobile-> Select New -> Select your simulator Environment.

  • Select your RhoMobile Simulator as iPhone & check the application output native iPhone platform.

  • Web – Inspector View for HTML 5 , JQuery Mobile Codes.

  • Products Sample Entry Screen with MVC HTML 5 , JQuery Mobile in iPhone.

    • Check the Project View in Android Platform:

  • Product Samples Screen in Android:

    • Windows Mobile View for RhoMobile :

Enterprise Charts application with Dojo Toolkit & HTML 5 ,CSS 3 for iOS, Android,BlackBerry,Windows Phone Web apps


Enterprise applications cant be imgined without the DataGrids / Charts view. The Open – source Mobile web development frameworks like Sencha Touch, RhoMobile, Dojo Toolkits all have excellent support for this enterprise wide charts & datagrids support for mobile web apps.

  • Line Charts for Mobile Web with Dojo Mobile : Line charts provide excellent support for displaying Linear graphs with enterprise data & to view the data analysis for apps.
  • Code Samples for Line Graphs with Dojo Mobile:

<!DOCTYPE HTML>

<html>

<head>

<title>Dojo Toolkit Mobile Charting</title>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojo/dojo.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad: true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojox/charting/Chart2D.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad:true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script>

dojo.require( “dojox.charting.Chart2D”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.themes.Tom”);

var chartData = [10000, 9200, 11811, 12000, 7662, 13887, 14200, 12222, 12000, 10009, 11288, 12099];

dojo.ready(

     function () {

var chart = new dojox.charting.Chart2D(“chartNode”);

chart.setTheme(dojox.charting.themes.Tom);

chart.addPlot( “default”, {

type: “Lines”,

markers: true

});

chart.addAxis(“x”);

chart.addAxis( “y”, { min: 5000, max: 15000, vertical: true, fixLower: “major”, fixUpper: “major” });

chart.addSeries(“SalesThisDecade”, chartData);

chart.render();

});

</script>

<div id=”chartNode”style=”width:800px;height:400px;”></div>

  •  Lets View the Line Graph in iPhone 4S & iPad :

  • iPad View :

  • Code Samples for Pie Charts with Dojo Mobile:
  • Sample Code :

<!DOCTYPEhtmlPUBLIC“-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN”http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”&gt;

<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”&gt;

<head>

<title>Dojo Toolkit Mobile Charting</title>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojo/dojo.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad: true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojox/charting/Chart2D.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad:true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script>

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.Chart2D”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.action2d.Tooltip”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.action2d.MoveSlice”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.themes.Claro”);

var chartData=[10000,9200,11811,12000,7662,13887,14200,12223,13000,10004,11233,12088];

dojo.ready(

function() {

var chart = new dojox.charting.Chart2D(“chartNode”);

chart.setTheme(dojox.charting.themes.Claro);

chart.addPlot(“default”, {

type:“Pie”,

markers:true

});

chart.addAxis(“x”);

chart.addAxis(“y”,{min:5000,max:30000,vertical:true,fixLower:“major”,fixUpper:“major” });

chart.addSeries(“Monthly Sales-2010”, chartData);

var tip = new dojox.charting.action2d.Tooltip(chart,“default”);

var mag = new dojox.charting.action2d.MoveSlice(chart,“default”);

chart.render();

});

</script>

<div id=”chartNode”style=”width:800px;height:400px;”></div>

</head>

<body>

</body>

</html>

 

Lets View Pie Charts in iPhone, iPad & Android:

 

  • iPhone 4s View:

 

  • Android View:

 

  • BlackBerry 9800 View :

  • Columnar Chart for Mobile Web with Dojo Mobile: Developing Columnar chart with HTML 5, CSS 3 media queries with Dojo toolkit is spectacular for Mobile web apps.
  • Sample Code for Columnar Chart:

<!DOCTYPE htmlPUBLIC“-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN”http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”&gt;

<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”&gt;

<head>

<title>Dojo Toolkit Mobile Charting</title>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojo/dojo.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad: true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojox/charting/Chart2D.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad:true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script>

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.Chart2D”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.themes.MiamiNice”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.widget.Legend”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.action2d.Tooltip”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.action2d.Magnify”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.themes.Claro”);

// Define the Data

var chartData = [10000,9400,11874,13090,7665,13665,14677,12235,18000,11233,13077,10009];

//When the DOM is ready ready and resources are loaded

dojo.ready(

function () {

var chart = new dojox.charting.Chart2D(“chartNode”);

var legend1 = new dojox.charting.widget.Legend({ chart: chart }, “legend”);

// Set the theme

chart.setTheme(dojox.charting.themes.MiamiNice);

//Add the only /default plot

chart.addPlot(

“default”, {

type:

“Columns”,

markers:

true,

gap: 5

});

// Add axes

chart.addAxis(

“x”);

chart.addAxis(

“y”, { vertical: true, fixLower: “major”, fixUpper: “major” });

// Add the series of data

chart.addSeries(

“Monthly Sales”, chartData);

// Render the chart

chart.render();

});

</script>

<div id=”chartNode”style=”width:800px;height:400px;”></div>

<div id=”legend”></div>

</head>

<body>

</body>

</html>

  • Lets View the Graph in iPhone, iPad , Android & Windows Phone:

  • iPhone 4s View  :

  • Android 3 Tablet View: 

 

  • for Windows Phone:

  •  Lets add some Tooltip , Magnify , Highlight section for Enterprise Columnar Chart for Mobile:

<!DOCTYPEHTML>

<html>

<head>

<title>Dojo Toolkit Mobile Charting</title>

<meta name=”viewport”content=”width=device-width; initial-scale=1.0″/>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojo/dojo.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad: true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojox/charting/Chart2D.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad:true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script>

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.Chart2D”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.widget.Legend”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.action2d.Tooltip”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.action2d.Magnify”);

dojo.require(“dojox.charting.themes.Claro”);

var chartData1 = [10000, 9200, 11811, 12000, 7662, 13887, 14200, 12222, 12000, 10009, 11288, 12099];

var chartData2 = [3000, 12000, 17733, 9876, 12783, 12899, 13888, 13277, 14299, 12345, 12365, 15560];

var chartData3 = [4000, 12000, 16755, 14355, 13988, 13277, 14299, 12345, 12865, 18965, 57499, 14299].reverse();

dojo.ready(

function () {

var chart = new dojox.charting.Chart2D(“chartNode”);

chart.setTheme(dojox.charting.themes.Claro);

chart.addPlot(“default”, {

type:“Lines”,

markers:true

});

chart.addAxis(“x”);

chart.addAxis(“y”, { min: 5000, max: 30000, vertical: true, fixLower: “major”, fixUpper: “major” });

chart.addSeries(“SalesThisYear -2009”, chartData1);

chart.addSeries(“SalesThisYear – 2010”, chartData2);

chart.addSeries(“SalesThisYear -2011”, chartData3);

var tip = new dojox.charting.action2d.Tooltip(chart, “default”);

var mag = new dojox.charting.action2d.Magnify(chart, “default”);

chart.render();

var legend = new dojox.charting.widget.Legend({ chart: chart }, “legend”);

});

</script>

<div id=”chartNode”style=”width:800px;height:400px;”></div>

  •  Lets View the output in ipad 2:

  •       Android Tablet  View for Columnar Chart with Dojo Mobile:

  •   Windows Phone 7.1 Landscape View for Columnar Charts with Maginify view, Tooltips:

DOJO ToolKit with HTML 5 , CSS 3 & JavaScript for iPhone, iPad, Android & BlackBerry


DOJO Toolkit is an open source framework library well known for mobile web development close to native mobile applications for iPhone, iPad,BlackBerry, Android devices. It has close support for PhoneGap & renders controls with JavaScript , CSS 3 with HTML 5. It expects all features of Mobile Webkit browsers like Offline Cache, Browser manifest, local storage & isolation storage for mobile browsers etc.

  • So , It’s just another feather of JQTouch , Sencha Touch , JQuery Mobile but it has some of it’s unique features like Native Mobile application support like Google Maps with Location track, Enterprise Charts for Mobile, Mobile Gauge etc.
  • DOJO Toolkit initially is a project of Sun MicroSystems as open source DHTML based Ajax functionality with DOM support but later it’s divided into JavaScript, Ajax, HTML 5 , CSS 3 different features & provides native app support for mobile web 2.0
  • Though initial it’s support was based on Eclipse IDE of Java but I was keen to explore it’s features in my favourite IDE Visual Studio. So Download the toolkit from  http://dojotoolkit.org/download/   & extract it foundation files in three parts :

  •     Now , Add all the three folders of DOJO Toolkit “dijit, dojo, dojox” in Visual Studio Solution explorer & including “Show All Files” “include all the files in project”.
  •    Now start code by adding a new .aspx or .htm page with DOJO toolkit for Ajax, HTML 5, CSS 3, Google Ajax CDN, Mobile browser Webkit.

Sample Code:

<!DOCTYPE htmlPUBLIC“-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN”http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”&gt;

<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”&gt;

<head>

<script type=”text/javascript”src=”dojoroot/dojo/dojo.js”

djConfig=”parseOnLoad: true, isDebug: false”></script>

<script language=”javascript”type=”text/javascript”>

dojo.require(“dojox.mobile”);

dojo.require(“dojox.mobile.parser”);

dojo.requireIf(!dojo.isWebKit, “dojox.mobile.compat”);

</script>

//For Native iPhone view 

<link rel=”Stylesheet”type=”text/css”href=”dojoroot/dojox/mobile/themes/iphone/iphone.css”/>

//For Native iPad view

<link rel=”Stylesheet”type=”text/css”href=”dojoroot/dojox/mobile/themes/iphone/ipad.css”/>

// For Android View

<link rel=”Stylesheet”type=”text/css”href=”dojoroot/dojox/mobile/themes/android/android.css”

// For BlackBerry View

<link rel=”Stylesheet”type=”text/css”href=”dojoroot/dojox/mobile/themes/blackberry/blackberry.css”

</head>

<body>

<div id=”main”dojoType=”dojox.mobile.View”selected=”true”>

<h1 dojoType=”dojox.mobile.Heading”>

Settings

</h1>

<ul dojoType=”dojox.mobile.EdgeToEdgeList”>

<li dojoType=”dojox.mobile.ListItem”icon=”http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/dojo/1.6/dojox/mobile/tests/images/i-icon-1.png”&gt;

Coolness Mode

<div class=”mblItemSwitch”dojoType=”dojox.mobile.Switch”>

</div>

</li>

<li dojoType=”dojox.mobile.ListItem”icon=”http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/dojo/1.6/dojox/mobile/tests/images/i-icon-2.png&#8221;

rightText=”mac”moveTo=”disco”>

Disco Room

</li>

<li dojoType=”dojox.mobile.ListItem”icon=”http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/dojo/1.6/dojox/mobile/tests/images/i-icon-3.png&#8221;

rightText=”AcmePhone”moveTo=”disco”>

Carrier

</li>

</ul>

</div>

<div id=”disco”dojoType=”dojox.mobile.View”>

<h1 dojoType=”dojox.mobile.Heading”>

Hello

</h1>

<ul dojoType=”dojox.mobile.EdgeToEdgeList”>

<ul dojoType=”dojox.mobile.EdgeToEdgeList”>

<li dojoType=”dojox.mobile.ListItem”moveTo=”main”>

I’m a square , man

</li>

</ul>

</ul>

</div>

</body>

</html>

  • Check out the output for iPhone 4 & iPad View:

 

  • iPAD 2 View

 

  • DOJO Toolkit for Mobile in BlackBerry 9800 View:

  • Android Tablet 3.0 View for DOJO Ajax HTML 5 view :

  • Lets explore with DOJO with Ajax, DOM HTML 5 with CSS 3 for mobile browser WebKit.
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