Smart Home Automation with Linux
Linux users can now control their homes remotely! Are you a Linux user who has ever wanted to turn on the lights in your house, or open and close the curtains, while away on holiday? Want to be able to play the same music in every room, controlled from your laptop or mobile phone? Do you want to do these things without an expensive off-the-shelf kit?

In Smart Home Automation with Linux, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software. From appliances to kettles to curtains, control your home remotely! more »
Pro PHP Programming
If you are a web programmer, you need to know modern PHP. This book presents with many new areas in which PHP plays a large role. If you want to write a mobile application using geo-location data, Pro PHP Programming will show you how. Additionally, if you need to make sure that you can write a multilingual indexing application using Sphinx, this book will help you avoid the pitfalls.

Pro PHP Programming deals with filtering data from users and databases next, so you'll be well prepared for relational and NoSQL databases. Of course, you can also learn about data retrieval from other sources, like OCR libraries or websites. Then the question of how to format and present data arises, and in Pro PHP Programming, you'll find solutions via JSON, AJAX and XML. more »
HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps
This hands-on book shows you how to work with HTML5, JavaScript MVC frameworks, and the latest W3C specifications to build mobile and desktop web apps that are widely supported across all browsers and devices. You'll quickly master building client-side applications with a loosely coupled backend infrastructure that supports offline clients.

Learn how to incorporate web storage, web workers, geolocation, Device Orientation, and WebSockets into your application architecture, using real-world examples. If you're familiar with server-side programming and understand the basics of HTML5, this book is for you. more »
Selenium 2 Testing Tools
Learn the basics of breaking down a web application for testing. Understand AJAX calls and how they work with your tests. Create basic scripts that allow you to recreate issues quickly. Set up Firefox Driver, Firefox profiles, and extensions. Get your tests working on mobile devices. Migrate your tests from Selenium RC to Selenium WebDriver. Handle tests quicker by running them in parallel and reduce build time. more »
Flash Development for Android Cookbook
The quickest way to solve your problems with building Flash applications for Android. Contains a variety of recipes to demonstrate mobile Android concepts and provide a solid foundation for your ideas to grow. Learn from a practical set of examples how to take advantage of multitouch, geolocation, the accelerometer, and more. Optimize and configure your application for worldwide distribution through the Android Market. Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible. more »
Beginning PhoneGap
Are you a web developer eager to move into the mobile space, but don't have the time to learn a new language? Then PhoneGap is what you've been waiting for. PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create cross-platform applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Beginning PhoneGap shows you how to make it happen. After a brief review on installing and configuring PhoneGap, you quickly dive into using PhoneGap to build iOS, Android, and Blackberry applications. Each chapter provides an in-depth view of different components, and lets you master each through exercises before moving on to the next piece. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to create your own mobile applications. more »
Windows Phone 7 in Action
Windows Phone 7 in Action is a hands-on guide to programming the WP7 platform. It zips through standard phone, text, and email controls and dives head-first into how to build great mobile apps. You'll master the hardware APIs, access web services, and learn to build location and push applications. Along the way, you'll see how to create the stunning visual effects that can separate your apps from the pack.

Written for developers familiar with .NET and Visual Studio. No WP7 or mobile experience is required. more »
Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS
You have a great idea for a simple mobile web app. Or, you have a great idea for a complicated mobile web app. Either way, Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS will help you build, fine-tune, and publish your app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Scott Preston will walk you through building a mobile web app from scratch using real-world examples. You'll learn about design considerations, mobile web frameworks, and HTML5 features like animation and graphics using Canvas. You'll also learn how to customize your app for a variety of platforms, and you'll explore testing and performance tips for your app. more »
HTML5 Mobile Development Cookbook
Solve your cross platform development issues by implementing device and content adaptation recipes. Maximum action, minimum theory allowing you to dive straight into HTML5 mobile web development. Incorporate HTML5-rich media and geo-location into your mobile websites. more »
Essential Windows Phone 7.5
Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps.

After introducing the latest version of Windows Phone, Shawn Wildermuth dives directly into the essentials, emphasizing best-practice examples and illustrating with code. You'll build a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques. more »